A
- Advertising Agencies
- Arabic Sweets,
Pastries, Chocolates
- Architects


B
- Banks
- Beauty


C
- Car Rental
- Coffee Shops
- Commerce
- Consulting
- Craft


D
- Data Processing &
Computer Systems
- Decoration &
Furnishing


E
- Environment / Waste
Management Services
- Express Delivery
- Equipment : food
services, catering,
kitchen, laundry


F
- Financial Services
- Flowers
- Food & Beverage


H
- Hotels 3
- Hotels 4 & 5
- Hotels & Suites


I
- Industry
- Insurance
- Interior Design /
Decoration
- Internet


J
- Jewelleries


L
- Leisure
- Lighting


M
- Medias
- Medical / Technology


O
- Office Equipments /
Electronics
- Outside Decoration


P
- Printing


R
- Real Estate
- Restaurants


S
- Security
- Shop Systems
- Superstores


T
- Telecommunication &
Mobile Phones
- Transport
- Travel Agencies










 


 
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Trade deficit with EU widening
• According to the General Statistics Dept, the trade deficit between Jordan and the EU swelled to JD 474 million in the first five months of 2004. EU’s exports to the Kingdom during this period reached JD 500 million while Jordanian exports to the EU stood at JD 22.8 million. Germany is Jordan’s biggest exporter, accounting for one-fourth of the whole Jordanian imports from the EU. Sources at the Ministry of Trade and Industry blamed the Jordan-EU Association Agreement for the swelling trade deficit, saying that it stipulates tough conditions and terms on exports to the EU.

Assessing the transformation program
• The Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation is to conduct an assessment study for the Socio-Economic Transformation Program, launched in 2001. The study will be made jointly with an international private company to be named soon. An amount of JD 767 million has been allocated in the budget, for the program, and is funded by grants from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, the US and the privatization program. The US Agency for International Development also supports the program through frequent aid.

Syria levies duties on Jordanian trucks
• The government expressed its dismay over the Syrian government’s decision to impose custom duties on Jordanian trucks entering Syria. Secretary-General of the Ministry of Transport, Ala’a Batayneh, described the Syrian procedure as “unhelpful” and said the decision would affect trade ties between both countries. Batayneh called for an urgent meeting with the Syrian officials to discuss the issue. The Syrian customs officials stipulated that each transit truck entering Syria must pay a sum of JD 182, in addition to customs duties on the value of the cargo. Unloaded trucks going to Syria would pay only JD 95 in duties.

Mergers of municipal councils
• According to the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Amal Farhan, 39 municipal councils in the Kingdom recorded deficits totaling JD 66 million. She noted that these councils are the poorest in the Kingdom and lack potential resources to support their expenses. Farhan maintained the government would go ahead with its plan to merge small and medium-sized municipal “to adjust the finances of these councils and improve the quality of the services provided.” The government subsidized the local municipal councils in 2003 with JD 34 million.

BoJ raises capital, profits
• The Bank of Jordan raised its capital this week by 8.59 percent to JD 44.79 million. In an extraordinary meeting of the bank’s general assembly, Chairman Tawfiq Fakhouri attributed the increase to the bank’s strategy of enhancing its services and products. He noted that the bank aims to raise its capital to JD 50 million before January 2007, the deadline set by the Central Bank of Jordan. The bank’s financial statement shows that it made JD 15.2 million in pre-tax profits during the first half of 2004, up 52 percent over the same period of last year.

Amman,09August2004
Redaction
The Star


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Exotica - Flowers - Shopping on line
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Engineering Consultants Lebanon
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Hotel Beirut Lebanon
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Sole Agent for Philips & Whirlpool in Lebanon
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Arab Printing Press Lebanon
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Hotel Beirut Lebanon
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Arabic Music, CD Arabia
www.cd-arabia.com
Hotels Syria
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Groupe PMR
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