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financial fraud

Regional Financial Fraud Jumps – Survey

The number of regional firms reporting incidents of financial fraud rose to 34 percent from 26 percent over the past two years, according to a PwC survey. Asset misappropriation, business misconduct, and fraud committed by consumers are the three most…

Marriott International

Marriott International Opens in W-branded Hotel in Amman

The Marriott International opened its first W-branded hotel in Jordan last month. Developed by Eagle Hills Jordan, the 280-room, 37-story branch in Amman features seven floors of serviced apartments and a helipad, Eagle Hills Jordan announced. The hotel is located…

Green City

EBRD Partners With GAM to Make Amman a Green City

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Greater Amman Municipality to fund projects that aim to ensure the capital’s sustainable growth. Under the agreement, which was signed by Amman’s Mayor Yousef al Shawarbeh…


Professional Associations Strike Against Changes to Income Tax Law

Thousands from thirty-three associations and unions took part in a strike against the proposed modifications to the income tax law today. The main associations who joined the strike include doctors, engineers, journalists, teachers, lawyers, and pharmacists who reject the draft law….


Irbid Wastewater Network to be Co-Financed by EU

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said the EU has agreed to co-finance a multi-million euro project to construct new wastewater network in Irbid, a city that has been forced to absorb thousands of Syrian refugees over recent…

infrastructure investment

EBRD Finances Infrastructure Investment Program

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has signed a preliminary agreement with Jordan to finance an infrastructure investment program worth 2.8 billion euros. “This memorandum of understanding further cements the cooperation between the EBRD and the government of…


Jobedu Launches Merchandise Collaboration with Disney and Warner Bros.

In the first tie-up of its kind in the region, Jordanian lifestyle and streetwear brand, Jobedu, is collaborating with Disney and Warner Bros. to produce merchandise featuring some of the entertainment giants’ most iconic characters. As the first cobranding partner…


First Arabic Netflix Series to be Filmed in Jordan

Streaming giant Netflix has announced that Jinn, its first Arabic original series, will be filmed in Jordan later this year. The supernatural drama will center on a group of teenagers that encounter a malevolent spirit in the ancient city of…

20 million euros

Jordan Accepts EU Development Grants Worth 20 Million Euros

Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Emad Fakhoury and the Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy And Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn recently signed two grant agreements worth 20 million euros to support economic growth and partnership in Jordan. The first grant…

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eCharge to install 10,000 EV charging stations across Jordan

Germany’s eCharge said it has signed an agreement with Jordanian authorities to install 10,000 EV charging stations across the Kingdom. The stations will be able to charge vehicles in less than 15 minutes, Amr Abdou, eCharge’s head of business development,…