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Jordan’s tourism industry feels impact of regional volatility


A concerted drive is under way in Jordan to reinvigorate the important tourism sector that has been curtailed by regional instability.

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Jordan orchestra gets new lease on life

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Abu Ghazaleh, Jorda­nian tycoon who is sponsoring JOrchestra, is known for his pas­sion for classical music.

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‘Arab spring’ batters Jordan produce exports

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The sudden closure of Jor­dan’s borders with Syria and Iraq and reinforced Israeli security measures at border crossings have hampered the flow of Jordanian produce, leading to a drop of 42% in the country’s fruit and vegetable exports.

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Jordan’s sukuk market looking set for take-off


The Islamic debt market in Jordan is set to capitalise on growing worldwide interest in sukuk (sharia-compliant bonds) after long-awaited regulations allowing banks to issue and buy the financial instrument have been put in place, paving the way for a sovereign issuance.

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Improving Mediterranean trade: project trains future experts in efficient maritime transport


A group of ten people from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia have undergone a specialized training dedicated to intermodal transport as a way to improve the efficiency of freight circulation between Mediterranean ports.

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Jordan moves to address energy crunch

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Rising demand for power and disruptions to gas supplies from EgJordan currently buys in around 97% of the energy it consumes. Primary demand continues to grow at an annual rate of around 5.5%.

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Jordan agriculture exports showing substantial growth


Farm exports in Jordan showed substantial growth in 2014, aided by foreign sales of vegetables, while deals with new markets and key investments in water irrigation are strengthening growth potential for future years.

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Jordan: Steps in the fight against corruption still too small
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Recently, the Jordan Transparency Center conducted a Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) study for the years 2001–2014 based on the guidelines issued by Transparency International.

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Jordan targets ICT growth

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A drive to attract new investment for Jordan’s ICT sector is gaining ground, as the country moves to strengthen support structures for start-ups and encourage greater private sector participation.

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Industrial sector - A significant contributor to Jordan’s GDP

Jordans industrial sector shows resilience

Despite facing a challenging economic climate marked by regional unrest and high energy prices, Jordan’s industrial sector held its ground in the first four months of 2014, posting modest year-on-year (y-o-y) growth.

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Arab Countries Import Half of their Food

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The 2014 annual report of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) on Food Security in Arab countries,

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EU: Building relations with Jordan - a look back on priorities and achievement
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Between 2007 and 2013, major progress was made in the education, energy and public finance sectors of Jordan, with support from the EU, according to the DG EuropeAid report “European Neighbourhood Instrument 2007-2013 – Overview of Activities and Results”, recently released.

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Jordan: Investment review at Jordan’s Aqaba SEZ
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A new committee has been launched to build on the success of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone, the centrepiece of a long-term strategy to spread faster and more sustainable economic development to the rest of the kingdom.

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