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


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- 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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Foreign investments decline

* Jordanís portion of direct foreign investments declined between 2001-2003 by 35 percent to $940 million, from $1.5 billion previously. A recent report by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) ranked Jordan 84 among 140 countries that received foreign investments before 2003. UNCTAD also put Jordan sixth on the Arab scale, following Sudan, Morocco, Bahrain, Tunisia and Qatar.

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More workers seek better jobs

* According to the General Statistics Department, 44.3 percent of private and public sectorsí employees, above 25, seek either better job opportunities or additional ones. In its recent survey, the department found that 72.8 percent of those people want to improve their financial situations and get better job incentives, while 13.2 percent believe they prefer better job conditions. The survey showed that of those seeking alternative jobs, 34.6 percent live in Irbid, 17.7 percent in Amman, and 17 percent in Zarqa.

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Jordan hosts IAIS meeting

* The 11th Annual Conference of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) is scheduled to take place in Amman on October 5 and 6. The conference is the first of its kind in the Middle East, and aims to highlight the challenges and opportunities that the regional insurance sector has in view of the rapidly growing competition on the international scale. The IAISí Chairman, Manuel Aguilera-Verduzco is expected to take part in the meeting. Senior officials and experts from Europe, the US and Asia will also attend the conference, which would discuss ways to enhance the Arab insurance sectorsí efficiency on the long run.

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Less bounce in cheques

* The value of bounced cheques declined in the first eight months of this year by 7 percent to JD 296.2 million, compared to JD 314 million in the same period of 2003, with their number dropping by 18 percent to 240,000 cheques. According to a statement by the Central Bank of Jordan, the value of returned checks accounted for 2.5 percent of the overall circulated cheques during the same period, valued at JD 11.1 billion, up by JD 2 billion over the same period of last year. The statement justified the decline as due to public awareness over the risks of issuing uncovered checks. In August alone, more than 30,000 cheques were rejected worth JD 38.2 million.

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Trade across the river

* The trade volume between Israel and Jordan rose in the first seven months of this year by 31.5 percent to JD 111.2 million, compared to JD 83 million in the same period of last year. A statement by the General Statistics Department indicated that Jordan imported goods from Israel worth JD 69.5 million and exported goods worth JD 41.8 million to the Jewish state. The statement also said that Jordanís trade volume with the Palestinian National Authority also increased in the same period by 15 percent. Jordanian exports to the PNA areas reached JD 11.4 million, while its imports from the Palestinian areas totaled JD 5.4 million.

Amman,11October2004
Redaction
The Star


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