The volume of investment in Jordanian registered companies during the last nine months of the current year amounted to 940, 26 million Jordanian dinars (about 1.33 billion dollars), compared with (480, 4) million dinars in the same period of 2005, at an increase of 95.7%.
General supervisor of the companies, Mahmmoud Al-Abbabanh, said that 7021 new companies with the capital of 940.3 million dinars had been registered since the beginning of this year till the end of last September compared with 6227 companies with the capital of 480.4 million dinars had been registered at the same period of last year.
Most new investments focused on the services sector amounted to 448 million dinars, and then agriculture amounted to 252.9 million dinars, industries amounted to 117.5 million dinars, followed by trade and reached 105.9 million dinars then contracting to 15.6 million dinars.
Al-Abbabanh explained that the new public shareholding companies accounted for the highest proportion of the total capital of the new registered companies, as the number recorded since the beginning of this year 2006 to 38 public shareholding companies with a total capital of485.6 million dinars compared to 12 public shareholding companies with a total capital of 80.7 million dinars registered at the same period of last year. It was followed by limited liability companies with the capital of 191.5 million dinars compared with 156.4 million dinars to the same period of last year.
Al-Abbabanh said that during the month of September, 600 new companies registered with a capital amounted to 77.2 million dinars compared to 685 companies with the capital of 124.5 million dinars registered at the same period of last year.(Source)AlSharq AlAwsat