Middle East Economic Survey
Jordans Budget Deficit Rises By 93% In First Seven Months Of 2009
Jordans budget deficit excluding grants rose in the first seven months of 2009 by 92.8% to JD743.3mn ($1,048mn) from JD385.3 ($543mn) in the corresponding period of 2008, according to the August issue of Jordans Ministry of Finance monthly report. The deficit including grants rises more steeply to JD640.6mn ($903mn) in the first seven months of 2009. The substantial rise...