Monthly Archives: July 2014

Brainstorming Brilliant Ideas

When done right, brainstorming is still one of the best ways to come up with ideas to push your business to the next level. By Jane Hosking Brainstorming was a concept dreamt up in the 1950s by Alex Osborn, an…

Setting the Privatization Record Straight

Many still suspect major mistakes were made during Jordan’s controversial privatization drive. A year-long investigation led by Omar Razzaz, chairman of the Privatization Evaluation Committee, has now concluded the sell-off of public assets was by and large smoothly executed, but…

Going Nuclear

Even as the debate over whether Jordan needs to generate nuclear power rages on, work is forging ahead on building an entirely new energy industry to run the Kingdom’s controversial nuclear program. For some, the answer to Jordan’s energy crisis…

Movie-Making Boost

Jordan has long been a favored international movie-making destination, thanks to its unique landscapes and locations, as well as a respected local film industry led by the Royal Film Commission (RFC). The country’s cinematic ambitions are now being helped by…

Solidere Soldiers On

Solidere, the developer credited with breathing life back into Beirut’s civil war-ravaged center, has struggled in recent years to weather the impact of continuing regional unrest inspired by the Arab Spring. But there are now real signs the company may…

Aramex: Delivering the Goods

After posting a set of strong first quarter results, Aramex’s COO Iyad Kamal says 2014 is shaping up to another great year for the logistics giant. By Dina al-Wakeel Aramex, the region’s largest courier company, recently reported a 14 percent…

Raising Hilton Higher

With a sprawling luxury resort set to open soon on the shores of the Dead Sea, Hilton is continuing to make inroads into Jordan’s competitive hospitality market. After taking over the management of the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center…

Nokia XL: Bigger isn’t Always Better

Nokia finally buckled this year and launched Nokia X, its first range of Android-powered smartphones. The largest of the bunch, the suitably titled Nokia XL, is now retailing for less than JD150. But just how much bang do you get…

Internet of Things

Technology trends don’t come more dazzling or daunting than the Internet of Things. In simple terms, it involves virtually every object around you, whether an alarm clock or a mid-sized family sedan, being hooked up to the Internet via sensors….

Hikma’s Health App

Hikma Pharmaceuticals, which was founded in Jordan in 1978 and listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2005, has just unveiled a new app which is designed to help users better monitor their health. The Hikma Health app, which is…