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Public revenues for 2001 declined by 1.3 percent to JD 613.4 million. Public expenditures, though, increased 7 percent to JD 824.1 million. The Sales Tax Dept increased treasury revenues JD 235 million in the first half of 2001. These comprise 8.5 percent of the GDP.

* Public revenues for 2001 declined by 1.3 percent to JD 613.4 million. Public expenditures, though, increased 7 percent to JD 824.1 million. The Sales Tax Dept increased treasury revenues JD 235 million in the first half of 2001. These comprise 8.5 percent of the GDP. This yearís sales tax revenues were a 7.5 percent increase over 2000. Jordanís foreign debt, worth JD 4.6 billion, is approximately 73.5 percent of the GDP.

* The National Aid Fund distributed JD 2.1 million to 56,022 families throughout the Kingdom in June. About JD 1.78 million of the aid went to subscribed families, the remaining JD 400,000 supported the rehabilitation of the handicapped and other urgent cases. The fund needs JD 2 million to support remaining poor families and to provide vocational training courses for needy youth.

* Jordanian women are being encouraged to take part in the IT sector. A $2 million project is currently underway to attract young women to participate in developing the IT sector in Jordan. Female students comprise only 30 percent of the enrollment in computer and IT studies at Jordanian universities. The UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) enacted a three-year program to empower women in social and economic development programs in the Arab world.

* The Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) suspended the trading of one of its brokerage companies due to fraud. ASE sources said the suspension came after complaints were made over the Financial Investments Co.ís illicit stock transactions, done without notice of their real owners. Sources added that some of the owners, including Arab Bank and Jordan Metal Co., are reported to have lost JD 1 million in the fraudulent deals.

* Jordanís trade deficit is expected to increase 2 percent in June over the previous month. Sources at the General Statistics Dept said Mayís deficit was JD 180.2 million, an increase of 14 percent over the same month in 2000. Jordanís imports increased this year by 16.6 percent to JD 3.3 billion. National exports witnessed a 20 percent increase to JD 120 million.

* The Aqaba Customs Dept earned JD 63 million in revenue in the first half of this year. This is a JD 3.2 million increase over 2000. Aqabaís Customs Dept imposed new restrictions on the movement of goods in order to block smuggling and fraud among merchants. This past week the department uncovered a JD 150,000 smuggling case that included textiles, electric appliances, and other home accessories.

* A $6.5 million rehabilitation project is underway in the old city of Salt. The one-year project aims to revive archaeological and cultural sites in the city. It will also revive the commercial district in the cityís center. Abu Jaberís Building, built in Salt 100 years ago, will be turned into a national museum at the projectís conclusion.


Amman,25July2001
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