Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LIV

No 36

5-Sep-2011

Jordan

Jordanian Cabinet Approves $823Mn Supplementary Budget

The Jordanian government on 23 August approved a supplementary budget of JD584mn ($823mn) for 2011 to cover extra spending on food and energy subsidies. Jordanian Minister of Finance Muhammad Abu Hammur said that the extra expenditure allocation to the revised budget spending of JD6,369mn ($8,980mn) announced in February will not raise the projected deficit of JD1,160mn...