The Report: Jordan 2012
Publisher: O x f o r d Business Group | 2012 | PDF | ISBN: 190706561X | 266 pages | 69.5 Mb
Amid the regional turbulence caused by the Arab Spring, Jordan has navigated a steady course. This is a key advantage that the kingdom offers to foreign investors, who continue to regard the country as a strong base for targeting growth markets in the region and who are stepping up their involvement in core domestic industries such as energy, health care and information technology. This stability, along with the country's culture of tolerance and openness, is also a point of attraction for tourists, who flock to Amman, Petra, Wadi
Rum and Aqaba in impressive numbers. While the government continues to pursue a programme of energy diversification, rising budget deficits and a severe lack of natural resources remain pressing issues. However, these challenges also present new opportunities for growth, and with the broader economy returning to strength, Jordan is well placed to carve a niche for itself as a strategic regional player.