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Data show increase in net investment by non-Jordanians at Amman bourse

By Petra - Jan 05,2016 - Last updated at Jan 05,2016

AMMAN — Net investment by non-Jordanians in 2015 increased by JD10.6 million compared to a JD22.2 million decline in 2014, according to the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) data.

ASE statistics showed that as shares bought by non-Jordanians in 2015 amounted to JD981.7 million, constituting 28.7 per cent of the total trading volume.

The value of shares sold totalled JD971.1 million.  Arab investors in 2015 bought JD894.3 million worth of shares, constituting 91.1 per cent of non-Jordanian purchases in the ASE.

Non-Arab investment in the stock exchange stood at JD87.4 million, or 8.9 per cent. Last year, Arab share sales reached JD873.5 million or 90 per cent of the total non-Jordanian sales. Non-Arabs sold shares worth JD97.6 million, the ASE statistics revealed.

Non-Jordanians' contributions to the companies listed on the ASE up to the end of December constituted some 49.5 per cent of the total market value, 36.8 per cent of which for Arabs and 12.7 for non-Arabs.

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