Heavy snowfall forces Central Bank of Jordan shutdown

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Employees of the Central Bank of Jordan found themselves with a number of unexpected days off last week as the country was hit by heavy snowfall, forcing the central bank and commercial banks to close their doors.

Ziad Fariz, the central bank's governor, declared a total of three working days in which the central bank would be shut down, from January 7–11. Jordan's weekend falls on Friday and Saturday, when the central bank is closed anyway.

The Middle East was struck last week by a freak winter

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