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Job Creation Leaps 50 Percent in H1

Job Creation Leaps 50 Percent in H1

The number of jobs created during the first half of 2016 increased by 50 percent compared to the same period the previous year, according to recent figures by the Department of Statistics. The DoS said 26,000 jobs were created during…

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Aramex Launches Customer Service Chatbot

Aramex has launched a customer service chatbot that operates via Facebook messenger. “The service enables personalized, scalable conversations with customers about shipment-related queries and different service offerings,” the regional logistics giant said in a statement. The English and Arabic-language chatbot…

Muin Qadadeh, Manseer’s deputy chairman

Manaseer Plans $1 billion Integrated Potash and Phosphate Facility

The Manaseer Group recently signed a land lease agreement with the Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) to build an integrated potash and phosphate complex at the Red Sea resort. Muin Qadadeh, Manseer’s deputy chairman, said the facility, which is set to…

Increasing Wheeling Fees a Set Back for Renewables Sector-EDAMA

Increasing Wheeling Fees a Set Back for Renewables Sector-EDAMA

Sustainability NGO EDAMA slammed a proposed increase in wheeling charges of up to 400 percent as an unjustifiable move that aims to obstruct renewable energy projects. The government is currently considering hiking wheeling charges from 1.1 piasters to 4.5 piasters,…

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The Age of Anarchy

Crypto-anarchists are ahead of the curve when it comes to understanding how to navigate our seemingly chaotic digital existence. Crypto-anarchists use cryptographic software to conceal the sending and receiving information over networks, to protect their privacy and political freedom while…

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Loss-Making RJ Ends Hot Meals for Medium and Short Haul Flights

Royal Jordanian (RJ) will no longer serve hot meals on short and medium-haul flight as part of a cost cutting drive, the airline’s recently appointed German CEO said in a statement. “RJ has recently substituted the hot meals with sandwiches…

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What Must Be Done

Economy of Jordan State When it comes to grappling with the perilous state of Jordan’s economy, there are many factors which are out of the government’s control. But there are modest steps it can immediately take to set the country…

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Public Transport Policymaking: Stuck in Gear

recently, Jamil Mujahed was sworn in as Minister of Transport in a reshuffle of Prime Minister Hani Mulki’s cabinet. Mujahed is the fourth person to hold this office in the past 12 months, and the ninth in the last five…

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Green Growth: Reversing Jordan’s Economic Slump

Last month, World Bank’s Spring 2017 issue of the Jordan Economic Monitor was released in the height of high unemployment and slow economic performance in the Kingdom. The Jordan Economic Monitor, a product of the World Bank’s Global Practice for Macroeconomics…