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By Yusuf Mansur - Jul 11,2021
Many believe that the storm of criticism directed at the Aqaba Special Economic Zone (ASEZ) and the ASEZ Authority (ASEZA) was only recently brewed.
By Yusuf Mansur - Jul 03,2021
The Jordan Department of Statistics announced last week that the GDP (in fixed prices) grew in the first quarter of 2021 by 0.3 per cent relative to the first quarter of 2021. Albeit it is a positive rate of growth, it is meager.
By Yusuf Mansur - Jun 29,2021
It seems that private banks in Jordan prefer lending to the construction sector and non-productive activities such as individual loans, which are usually consumption oriented.
By Yusuf Mansur - Jun 20,2021
Distrust in government policies in Jordan, as in anywhere worldwide, leads to delays in the formation and implementation of proper policies, whether they are economic, social or political because the spread of mistrust creates an atmosphere of negativity and uncertainty that does
By Yusuf Mansur - Jun 12,2021
The modern state is based on increased productivity; that is, people unite together to form a state because they believe that they will be better off as a larger collection of people and institutions.
By Yusuf Mansur - May 09,2021
A few years ago, as a civil servant, I pointed out that government spending in Jordan is pro-cyclical; that is, the government spends more when the economy is doing well, and spends less when the economy is in the trough, or downward, section of the business cycle, a policy that
By Yusuf Mansur - May 02,2021
Notwithstanding the health cost in terms of lost lives, the economic rebound after a pandemic can be significant for countries that have dealt effectively with its health and economic impact.
By Yusuf Mansur - Apr 24,2021
There is an apparent and unnecessary separation of monetary and fiscal policies when it comes to the economic development of Jordan. Monetary policy and its tools are governed by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ), which acts independently of the government.
By Yusuf Mansur - Apr 18,2021
Many in Jordan, especially the young and the want-to-be-rich-now see a lot of merit in investing in cryptocurrencies, the most famous of which is the Bitcoin.
By Yusuf Mansur - Apr 03,2021
Short-termism (excessive focus on short-term results at the cost of long-term benefits) is not a new concept. However, it speedily became more prominent by the Internet of Everything (the intelligent connection of people, process, data and things).

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