Economics

JORDAN: The gas deal

Oct 05,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – DAOUD KUTTAB The American Noble Energy Company signed a 15-year agreement with the National Electric Power Company to ensure its supply with natural gas at the cost of $10 billion. The gas will be coming from the newly discovered huge gas wells in the […]

Switzerland: How Graubünden integrates asylum seekers in the job market

WORK INTEGRATION How Graubünden integrates asylum seekers in the job market SOCIETY http://tp.srgssr.ch/p/inline?urn=urn:swi:video:42438540 EMBED CODE OCT 3, 2016 – 17:00 People fleeing conflict or persecution have to battle to be recognised as refugees by countries like Switzerland. It’s another challenge to integrate into a foreign culture, especially without a job. […]

A slap Congress is beginning to regret

LINDA HEARD | Published — Monday 3 October 2016 Saudi Arabia’s response to legislation permitting the families of 9/11 victims to sue the Kingdom for compensation, which US President Barack Obama has characterized as setting a “dangerous precedent”, has been diplomatically low-key. “The erosion of sovereign immunity will have a […]

Trump’s magical economic thinking

Oct 02,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – SIMON JOHNSON Donald Trump has finally put out a detailed economic plan. Authored by Peter Navarro (an economist at the University of California-Irvine) and Wilbur Ross (an investor), the plan claims that a president Trump would boost growth and reduce the national debt. But […]