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‘NOTHING JUSTIFIES WORLD’S FAILURE TO HOLD ISRAEL BACK’ (Jordan)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 1, 2009

Thursday, January 1st, 2009, 3:06 am ET

WAM/TF

PUBLISHED BY ‘THE JORDAN TIMES’

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OIL SHALE DEAL WITH SHELL (Jordan)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008, 12:06 am ET

by Andy Varoshiotis – Financial Mirror

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U.S. ARMS SALES UNDERMINE HUMAN RIGHTS, GROUP SAYS

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 10, 2008

Dec. 10, 2008, 1:31PM

by Barry Schweid – Associated Press

PUBLISHED BY ‘THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE’ (USA)

WASHINGTON — The U.S. arms trade is booming — sales reached $32 billion last year — and more than half of the purchasers in the developing world are either undemocratic governments or regimes that engaged in human rights abuses, a private think tank reported today.

Timed to the 60th anniversary of the U.N.’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the report by the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan policy institute, named 13 of the top 25 arms purchasers in the developing world as either undemocratic or engaged in major human rights abuses.

The 13 listed in the report were Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Egypt, Colombia, Jordan, Bahrain, Oman, Morocco, Yemen and Tunisia.

Sales to these countries totaled more than $16.2 billion over 2006 and 2007.

The total “contrasts sharply with the Bush administration’s pro-democracy rhetoric,” the report said.

Also, the report said that 20 of the 27 nations engaged in major armed conflicts were receiving weapons and training from the United States.

“U.S. arms transfers are undermining human rights, weakening democracy and fueling conflict around the world,” the report said.

William D. Hartung, the lead author of the report, said, “The United States cannot demand respect for human rights and arm human rights abusers at the same time.”

U.S. arms sales grew to $32 billion in 2007, more than three times the level when President Bush took office in 2001, the report said.

The United States is the world’s largest arms supplier. U.S. exports range from combat aircraft to Pakistan, Morocco, Greece, Romania and Chile to small arms and light weapons to the Philippines, Egypt and Georgia.

In 2006 and 2007, the United States sold weapons to more than 174 states and territories.At the beginning of the Bush administration there were 123 arms clients, the report said.

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QATAR PLANS $1BN JORDAN INVESTMENT

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on November 14, 2008

Vol XXXI – NO. 239 – Friday, 14th November 2008

AMMAN: Qatar is ready to set up a fund worth at least $1 billion to acquire diversified investments in Jordan's Prime Minister Nader DahabiJordan spanning real estate to industrial projects.

Jordan’s Prime Minister Nader Dahabi, who visited Doha earlier this week, said senior Qatari officials were ready to bolster investments in the kingdom and raise at least $1bn to take advantage of any attractive opportunities available from tourism, real estate, agriculture, industry to services.

“We learnt from the Qataris they would put in this proposed investment fund an amount that is not less than $1bn,” Dahabi said.

A top-level investment team would be sent soon to Qatar to discuss specific investment projects, including those that could be set up in the country’s free trade industrial zones, Dahabi added.

Qatar already has millions of dollars of investments in Jordan, including a 33.2 per cent stake in the country’s second largest lender, Jordan Housing Bank for Trade and Finance.

Jordan had been seeking to attract Gulf financial funds along with strategic investors seeking regional opportunities.

Many Gulf states have already invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the Jordanian property market, attracted by relatively lower prices with other regional markets.

But officials are worried the global financial crisis will reduce the large inflows of remittances and investments from the oil rich region which had contributed to booming economic growth in recent years.

Bankers already cite a drop in investments but officials hope they can still attract select bargain hunting by savvy Gulf investors hit by turbulence in Western markets and now turning to regional opportunities that are perceived safer.

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EARNINGS FROM POTASH EXPORTS SURGE TO JD301.4M (Jordan)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on October 31, 2008

31 October 2008

AMMAN (Petra) – Earnings from potash exports rose to JD301.4 million during the first eight months of this year, according to the website of the Central Bank of Jordan. Exports during the January–August period of last year amounted to JD148.2 million. Potash ranked second among the country’s exports, after garments. The increase in earnings were attributed to higher potash prices and a slight rise in exported quantities. India, Malaysia and China were the principal importers of Jordan’s potash as they accounted for two-thirds of the exports.

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