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By Fahed Fanek - Jun 29,2014
The rate of self-sufficiency, calculated as a percentage of the current expenditure that is covered by domestic revenue, as shown in the official budget, rose from 76.2 per cent in 2012 to 84.7 per cent in 2013, very low but moving in the right direction. If that is true, it mea
By Fahed Fanek - Jun 22,2014
Like all statistics, figures showing unemployment are only indicative.
By Fahed Fanek - Jun 15,2014
Had the Jordanian population been balanced and stable, the number of newborns roughly equal to the number of those who pass away, jobs available to job seekers would have been equal to jobs vacated due to retirement or other reasons. But the Jordanian population is not stable.
By Fahed Fanek - Jun 08,2014
During 2013 the Jordanian economy gave several indicators, some positive others negative. Officials, naturally, like to dwell on the positive indicators.
By Fahed Fanek - Jun 01,2014
A reasonable amount of public debt is normal. It is found at various degrees in most, if not all, countries of the world today.
By Fahed Fanek - May 25,2014
Despite all the noise made by government and Parliament about restructuring the independent governmental units, and abolishing some of them, the situation is unchanged, as revealed by the consolidated budget of the independent governmental units for 2014, prepared by the governme
By Fahed Fanek - May 18,2014
For some reason, the majority of analysts try most of the time to measure budget performance by comparing the actual figures of the subject year to the corresponding figures of the previous year. This method of comparison reveals direction and trend.
By Fahed Fanek - May 11,2014
The basic weak point in Jordan’s economy is the public finance, as demonstrated in the budget’s bottom line and the public debt. The budget is plagued by acute deficit that is covered by borrowing internally in dinars and externally in foreign currencies, which cause
By Fahed Fanek - May 04,2014
Like many Third World countries, Jordan faces several challenges that authorities try to overcome or, at least, reduce their negative impact. High on the list are low standards of living, poverty, high unemployment and excessive indebtedness.
By Fahed Fanek - Apr 27,2014
One of the false conclusions drawn by some activists is that privatisation in Jordan was a failure because, they argue, it did not reduce public debt. Why, they ask, did debt continue to rise despite privatisation? In this respect, one has to stress the fact that privatisation



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