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


B
- Banks
- Beauty


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


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- Data Processing &
Computer Systems
- Decoration &
Furnishing


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


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- Financial Services
- Flowers
- Food & Beverage


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


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- Industry
- Insurance
- Interior Design /
Decoration
- Internet


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- Jewelleries


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- Leisure
- Lighting


M
- Medias
- Medical / Technology


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Electronics
- Outside Decoration


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- Printing


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- Real Estate
- Restaurants


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- Security
- Shop Systems
- Superstores


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- Telecommunication &
Mobile Phones
- Transport
- Travel Agencies










 


 
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Jordan attracts Qatari investments
* Minister of Industry and Trade Sharif Zu’bi announced this week that two Qatari companies are contemplating investments totaling $450 million in two regions in Jordan. The first, a commercial complex worth $300 million near the Sports City in Amman, includes a hotel, residential units and a meeting hall. The other, a $150 million spa at the Dead Sea. Zu’bi said that negotiations are underway to finalize procedures for the two projects to facilitate their construction within the planned term. Both projects are expected to be operational by 2008.

Higher residential buildings
* Mahmoud Saudi, president of the Housing Investors Association, called on Greater Amman Municipality to amend the current residential buildings regulations by to allow for vertical expansion in order to meet growing demand for housing. Saudi noted that 35 percent of the unused land is located in the western Amman, which would cover demand for 30 years. According to Saudi, more than JD1 billion was invested in residential buildings during the first four months of 2005, up by 60 percent over the same period of last year.

Revenues, expenditures up; debt down
* The government’s revenues in the first quarter of 2005 increased by 17.2 percent to JD758 million, compared to JD646 million in the same period of 2004. A statement by the Ministry of Finance showed that domestic revenues from taxes and services increased by 29.2 percent to JD650.4 million. The statement indicated that public expenditure in the first quarter also increased by 10 percent to JD645 million, due to rising oil subsidies. The statement, however, said the Kingdom’s foreign debt declined from JD5,349 billion last year to JD5,241 billion at the end of first quarter this year.

Growing advertising in Jordan
* According to a recent study by the Amman-based Ipsos Stat, the advertising business in Jordan grew in the first quarter of 2005 by 40 percent to JD21 million, compared to JD15 million in the same period of last year. Sharif Abu Khadra, president of the Jordanian Advertising Association attributes the increase to enhanced competition among telecom companies and banks. He said that many international companies, notably telecom and car manufacturers, are engaged in fierce competition for the lucrative Middle Eastern countries, including Jordan. According to the study, telecom companies spent JD2.1 million in advertising, mostly in Jordan’s printed media, followed by local banks with JD1.7 million.

Media & telecom converge on Amman
* Amman will host over 300 regional telecom and media executives at the second annual Media and Telecom Convergence Conference, on June 11-12, to be organized by the Amman-based Arab Advisors Group. The meeting will be held under the patronage of Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Nadia Al Saeed, and aims at enhancing cooperation between media and telecom industries in the region. It also provides an opportunity for participants to share their visions and outlines a “roadmap” to the imminent union of the two vital sectors, by focusing on their content, interactivity and delivery channels.

Amman,06June2005
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