Tag: Yusuf Mansur

The New Income Tax Law: Who Wins and Who Loses?

The new Income Tax Law finally came into effect this year in an attempt to raise more government revenue. But what does it mean for individuals and businesses? By Jane Hosking Jordan’s long awaited, and debated, new Income Tax Law…

Let them Work

Syrians in Jordan could make a huge contribution to the Kingdom’s economy, if only we would let them. By Yusuf Mansur Jordan is hosting around 1.4 million Syrians, almost half of whom are registered as refugees. They can’t remain refugees…

The Entrepreneur in Everyone

The definition of what constitutes entrepreneurship is far too narrow. We must learn to celebrate enterprising individuals no matter where they appear. By Yusuf Mansur What comes to your mind when you hear the term “entrepreneur”? Almost everyone would conjure…

Trashing Petra Tourism

The ludicrously high garbage collection fees charged to struggling Petra hotels is just another example of the government’s myopic approach to raising revenue. By Yusuf Mansur On its website, the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority describes itself as a…

Borrowing Smart

Borrowing can help an economy grow. But Jordan is taking on debt for all the wrong reasons. By Yusuf Mansur “Neither a borrow nor a lender be,” Polonius advised his son in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. But unlike the royal counselor, economists…

Water Worry

The decay and neglect of vital infrastructure is one of the main reasons behind Jordan’s water supply crisis.   By Yusuf Mansur One of the most dispiriting facts you often hear about Jordan is that it’s the third most water…

Cheap Oil: Boon or Bane?

Tumbling oil prices might be a double-edged sword for Jordan. By Yusuf Mansur Jordan, which imports 97 percent of its energy, and the wider Middle East are bound to feel the impact of falling oil prices soon. The price of…

Which Economy Do We Want?

The dash to become a service-based economy shouldn’t come at the expense of developing our manufacturing sector. The Economist- Yusuf Mansur   Every now and then a government official with something to do with running the economy states that Jordan…