Jordan sees 2011 GDP growth at 3pc
Abu Dhabi, September 7, 2011
Jordan's economy may grow at a rate of 3 per cent in 2011, its finance minister said, below a 3.5 per cent target set by the International Monetary Fund for the year.
"Real GDP growth for 2011 stands at 3 per cent and the reason is the impact of the crisis on us which will leave an effect on investment," Mohammad Abu Hamour told reporters at a meeting of Arab finance ministers in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
The economy will however grow at a rate "not less than 3.5 per cent" in 2012, Hamour said. The kingdom may also issue an Eurobond or sukuk worth $1 billion in 2012, he added.
In June, Hamour said he expected the economy to grow at 3.5 percent in 2011 with recovering capital inflows.-Reuters