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By Fahed Fanek - Oct 15,2017
Pessimists among us believe that the economic situation in Jordan is bad and on its way to becoming worse.Optimists, on the other hand, see the economic situation as acceptable and on its way to become better.Neither group is able to present solid facts to prove its point of view
By Fahed Fanek - Oct 08,2017
At the invitation of the IMF staff, several Jordanian journalists met high-ranking IMF official Jihad Azour to get the picture as seen by the IMF mission.The journalists were disappointed because the IMF official did not say anything new.
By Fahed Fanek - Oct 01,2017
Prime Minister Hani Mulki says that the economic reform programme agreed upon with the International Monetary Fund is completely homemade.Jordan is not alone in trying to portray the programme as national.
By Fahed Fanek - Sep 24,2017
The Ministry of Finance is busy, preparing the draft of a new tax law to make up for the revealed weaknesses of the present law, and as part of the economic reform programme agreed upon with the IMF.Some ideas were leaked to the public to serve as a trial balloon.
By Fahed Fanek - Sep 18,2017
The general objective of the economic reform programme agreed upon with the IMF is to get Jordan’s economy beyond the dark tunnel that it finds itself in.
By Fahed Fanek - Sep 10,2017
There is a wrong impression that the reform programme supervised by the IMF aims at reducing public debt.In fact, the programme allows debt to rise as borrowing will exceed repayments during each one of the coming five years.
By Fahed Fanek - Aug 27,2017
According to the economic reform programme supervised by the IMF, the government is committed to raise the proceeds from taxes as one way of reducing budget deficit.The government also undertook to do that without imposing new taxes or raising the existing taxes.
By Fahed Fanek - Aug 20,2017
We do not have to wait until the end of 2017, plus several months of the following year, for facts and figures to know whether Hani Mulki’s government succeeded in the implementation of the economic reform programme planned for 2017, or whether failure, big or small, occurred.The
By Fahed Fanek - Aug 13,2017
In today's world, the structure of the national economy seems to depend on the capabilities of the private sector than on the so-called dead hand of the government.This is the case in countries with free economies.
By Fahed Fanek - Aug 06,2017
When it comes to measuring the growth rate of the Jordanian economy, there is some misunderstanding.Growth is measured by comparing figures of the current year against the corresponding figures of the previous, as if the latter were ideal.In our case, unfortunately, the previous

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