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IMF Regular News Briefing

Release Date: 09 Nov 2017
The IMF supports maintaining subsidies and economic measures that help the poor in Jordan, spokesman Bill Murray told reporters Thursday (November 9) in Washington.

The Fund supports measures by Jordan’s government to reform its tax structure, but does not recommend lifting bread subsidies and does not recommend economic measures that burden the poor in Jordan said Murray.

The design of policy measures must consider the impact on the Jordanian economy and on the poor.

Some media reports have misrepresented the IMF’s position on this issue.

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