Tag: Economy

real growth

Reasons for Cheer in 2018

After a decade or so in the doldrums, things are finally looking up for Jordan’s economy. Evidence from both the global and regional arena warrant saying that Jordan is moving towards a growth cycle, leaving the bottleneck of the last…

tax

Tax Evasion Crackdown

Jordan is tackling its budget deficit by going after tax dodgers as well as reducing the basket of goods covered by subsidies. At the beginning of October, Prime Minister Hani al Mulki said new changes to the Kingdom’s tax code would…

Turkish Airlines

Flying Properly

Turkish Airlines recently invited regional media channels and social media activists to explore Slovenia and Croatia and Venture was among them.  The cooperation between the Turkish Airlines, Slovenian Tourist Board, the Croatian National Tourist Board, the Zagreb Tourist Board, the…

national drive

Jordan Targets Small Business Growth

A national drive to boost support for Jordan’s SMEs is gaining pace, spearheaded by increased access to finance and plans to garner a more business-friendly operating environment. In June the World Bank and the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) announced…

The IMF on Lifting Subsidies on Bread

IMF Opposes Lifting Bread Subsidies

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it doesn’t recommend lifting subsidies on bread in Jordan, a controversial step the government is considering in an effort to balance its budget. “The IMF does not recommend lifting bread subsidies and does not…

Recalibrating the Economy

Given Jordan has a well-educated labor force, why is its GDP so low, why does it struggle to add economic value, and why does it have a chronic trade deficit? By Laith al Qassem Typically, the higher the level of…

shipping

All At Sea

Nadia Shahin, general manager at Amin Kawar & Sons Co., talks about Jordan’s shipping industry, its potential, and global trends. How has the shipping industry been in the past few years? By all accounts, shipping is in a state of…

Is Britian Worse off with Brexit?

Britain’s exit from the European Union has been a tale of two halves. A satisfactory economic performance following the shock referendum result have gradually given way to a slowdown. The uncertainty of the UK’s future both economically and politically does…

Three- Quarters of Jordanians Not Banked- Report

Around 75 percent of Jordanians above the age of 15 still don’t have bank accounts, according to a new report from the Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF). The report from the economic think tank, which examined the state of financial inclusion…

real growth

Falling Behind

Jordan was ranked a mediocre 65 out of 137 countries in the World Economic Forum’s latest global competitiveness report. When will we admit that our economy isn’t being run effectively? According to the Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic…