Talk:Economy of Jordan

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Jordan is a small Arab country with inadequate supplies of water and other natural resources such as oil. The Persian Gulf crisis , which began in August 1990 , aggravated Jordan's already serious economic problems, forcing the government to shelve the IMF program, stop most debt payments, and suspend rescheduling negotiations. Aid from Gulf Arabstates, worker remittances, and trade contracted; and refugees flooded the country, producing serious balance-of-payments problems, stunting GDP growth, and straining government resources. The economy rebounded in 1992 , largely due to the influx of capital repatriated byworkers returning from the Gulf. After averaging 9% in 1992-95, GDP growth averaged only 2% during 1996-99. In an attempt to spurgrowth, King Abdullah has undertaken limited economicreform, including partial privatization of some state owned enterprises and Jordan's entry in January 2000 into the World Trade Organization (WTO). Debt, poverty, and unemployment are fundamental ongoing economic problems.

== Tables?

Can someone transform the text into neat tables?


enormous country??? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.215.68.97 (talk) 06:34, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Sources?[edit]

This article doesnt cite a whole lot. Perhaps someone could tag it, or fix it, or what have you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 144.89.187.29 (talk) 17:54, 14 February 2008 (UTC)