Monthly Archives: November 2014

Mastering the Twittersphere

Twitter can be a very effective platform for promoting your company online, but only if you use it right. By Jane Hosking According to social media consultant and trainer Khaled ElAhmad, if your company isn’t on Twitter yet, then it…

Call for Better Monitoring of Economy

Jordanian decision makers need to focus harder on coordinating and monitoring the implementation of national economic policies. That was the main conclusion of two reports released last month by the Identity Center, an independent civil society organization working to encourage…

Ignatius on ISIS

David Ignatius, the celebrated associate editor and columnist at the Washington Post, visited the Columbia Global Centers, Middle East in Amman last month to speak about US foreign policy and the crisis in the region. Ignatius has spent around 35…

Aramex Launches Aramex Thailand

Aramex, the leading global logistics and transportation solutions provider, announced its joint venture with Leo Global Logistics, a prominent logistics service provider in Thailand. The newly launched Aramex Thailand will strengthen Aramex’s Asia-Pacific proposition, building on the company’s owned operations…

Cognitive Errors that Could Ruin Startups

It’s imperative that entrepreneurs frequently take a step back and reevaluate the driving forces behind the ideas, operations, and goals of their startup. By Robert Carroll I usually think of myself as a pretty smart guy, but then I meet…

Meezan Wins Urban Tech Startup Contest

From near-gridlocked streets to a creaking water network, Amman is grappling with a long list of development challenges. But a little extra help is now at hand from Meezan, a young company from Jordan that has just won the first…

Venture Explains: Canada’s Bill C-24

Becoming a Canadian citizen just got much tougher. What is it? Canadian lawmakers recently passed Bill C-24, or the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act. The controversial piece of legislation is designed to harden the rules around becoming a fully-fledged Canadian. For…

Setting Boundaries

Getting investors on board is vital for any business to succeed. But founders should remain in the driving seat. By Nader Museitif From weak product or service design, to pricing or strong competition, businesses can fail for many reasons. Some…

Yemeksepeti Gobbles Up ifood.jo

Turkish online food ordering company Yemeksepeti has bought a majority stake in ifood.jo, the fast growing Jordanian startup offering the same sort of service. Set up by Zeid Husban and Omar Akel in January 2012, ifood.jo provides restaurants with instant…

Deal for First Oil Shale Plant

Jordan has signed a $2.2 billion build-operate-transfer deal with a consortium led by Estonia’s Enefit to have the Kingdom’s first oil shale power plant up and running by the end of 2018. Construction of the 470-megawatt plant, which is expected…