AMMAN — Expatriate transfers to Jordan have increased by 5.5 per cent during the first 10 months of 2012, according to preliminary data from the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ). By the end of October, transfers have reached $3.1 billion (JD2.2 billion), while the number stood at $2.94 billion during the same period last year, the CBJ indicated on Monday.
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Yemeni government spokesman Rageh Badi said Saturday that embattled Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi will not attend upcoming peace talks in Geneva as Saudi-led air strikes continued to hit multiple provinces in Yemen.More...
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of people from Myanmar and Bangladesh to flee by sea, leaving many still stranded in boats.More...
Brazil will freeze 69.9 billion reais ($22.58 billion) worth of spending on investment, education and health programmes this year, limiting outlays in a bid to convince investors that President Dilma Rousseff is committed to saving the nation's investment-grade rating.More...
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