Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 35

27-August-2007

JORDAN

Jordanian Government Decides Against Increases In Petroleum Prices In 2007

The Jordanian government has decided against increasing energy prices until the end of 2007, thereby overruling the recommendations of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Ziad Fariz, who decided to resign from the government in protest. Prime Minister Ma'ruf Bakhit told reporters on 21 August that his government opted against any increases in fuel...