NO. 49


Financial and Banking News

Gulf Crisis

Jordan Looks into the Abyss

One month after the invasion of Kuwait, the issue of Jordan's long-termeconomic future has been eclipsed by its immediate need to cope with the influxof hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing the war zone. At MEES press timethe Jordanian news agency Petra was estimating that 605,300 refugees had enteredJordan since the crisis began. Estimates of how many remained in the countryvaried widely,...