Jordan’s Budget Challenges: Energy And Refugees


The Jordanian government will face three main challenges in its 2014 budget – the energy bill (given that the  kingdom imports more than 90% of its needs and its energy bills absorb 40% of the state budget), the cost of hosting Syrian refugees, and the global economic slowdown, Finance Minister Umayya Tuqan said this week. 

Reviewing Jordan’s general financial position in 2014, Mr Tuqan said...