EconSource: Tunisia’s Supplementary Budget Law

Follow the latest in economic news and developments about the Arab transition coutries. 

The Ministry of Economy and Finance has kept the original version of the 2014 Supplementary finance bill and has not submitted any updated version as accustomed, according to Rapporteur of the Finance Commission Lobna Jribi. The non-amended version of the supplementary finance bill will be discussed today at a plenary session with the suggestions included in the report of the Finance Commission. [TAP]
Egypt’s economic ministers approve raising the subsidy for spinning companies (private and state-run) to purchase abundant Egyptian cotton to become EGP 350 per quintal instead of EGP 200 ahead of harvest season in September, announced the ministry of, industry, trade and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in a statement on Tuesday. [Ahram]  
Jordan’s trade deficit rose by 6.1 percent by the end of May this year, standing at JOD 4.26 billion, compared to JOD 4.01 billion in the same period of last year. According to data issued by the Department of Statistics (DoS), overall exports which include national exports and re-exported goods, rose by 6.8 percent in the same period. [JNA]
Morocco’s consumer price inflation eased to an annual 0.1 percent in June from 0.3 percent in May, the High Planning Authority said on Tuesday. The food price index fell to a rise of 1.6 percent in the 12 months to the end of June from 2.1 percent last month. [Reuters]
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Jordan’s exports grow 10 percent by the end of May | Mubasher
Op-ed: Jordan’s quiet emergency | The Atlantic
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