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Country Forecast Jordan Updater

  • ID: 2114078
  • Country Profile
  • April 2017
  • Region: Jordan
  • 16 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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The Economist Intelligence Unit expects King Abdullah II to remain in power and to continue to determine the overall pace and extent of political reform, as well as make key appointments. He will allow some moderate dissent within the political system and media, but this will not fully satisfy the demands of his opponents. The king is likely to encourage small, incremental changes-including greater parliamentary powers and some further adjustments to the voting system in subsequent elections-to give the impression of reform.

The Islamic Action Front (the political arm of the old Muslim Brotherhood) will use its return to parliament to criticise government policies and the king's modernisation efforts, but will also show greater willingness to be co-opted into the political process.

The king will maintain a pro-Western foreign policy and strong ties with the US. Regional instability and the influx of refugees from Syria pose major security challenges to Jordan, but its security forces should-despite some successful jihadi attacks-be able to withstand the challenge, with external support. Jordan will continue to conduct air strikes against jihadi groups in Syria.
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Country Forecast Jordan Updater

Country forecast overview: Highlights

Country forecast overview: Key indicators

Country forecast overview: Business environment rankings

Country forecast overview: Jordan's business environment at a glance
Policy towards private enterprise and competition
Policy towards foreign investment
Foreign trade and exchange controls
The labour market

Fact sheet

Outlook for 2017-21: Political stability

Outlook for 2017-21: Election watch

Outlook for 2017-21: International relations

Outlook for 2017-21: Policy trends

Outlook for 2017-21: Fiscal policy

Outlook for 2017-21: Monetary policy

Outlook for 2017-21: Economic growth

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Outlook for 2017-21: Exchange rates

Outlook for 2017-21: External sector

Data summary: Global outlook

Data summary: Gross domestic product, current market prices

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Data summary: Current account and terms of trade

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