No.52/ No. 01

25-Dec.-2000/1 Jan. 2001


Jordanian Government Plans Gasoline Price Hike To Offset Budget Deficit

While presenting the 2001 budget to parliament on 13 December, the Jordanian Minister of Finance, Michel Marto, announced that the government plans to increase the price of gasoline and other products. According to government officials, the increase, which the Jordanian daily al-Rai estimates will be around 14%, is an attempt to limit the budget deficit to around 6%...