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Jordan’s Government Approves 2011 Proposed Budget

Jordan’s government approved late yesterday the 2011 budget proposed by the finance minister last month, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

Next year’s budget cuts the fiscal deficit to 5 percent of gross domestic product from a revised 5.3 percent in 2010.

To contact the reporter on this story: Massoud A. Derhally in Beirut, Lebanon, at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Peter Hirschberg at

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