JORDAN

Jordan Moves Toward Austerity In 2015 

Jordan will streamline its public spending next year, Finance Minister Umayya Tuqan said this week, as he unveiled details of the kingdom’s austerity budget for 2015 to Jordan’s parliament.

Mr Tuqan reiterated Jordan’s commitment to pursue IMF-backed fiscal and economic reforms which are intended to contain the budget deficit and public debt.

Amman plans to boost Jordan’s social safety net, while ensuring that...