Monthly Archives: November 2014

Online Project Management Tools

Working in teams can be a challenge, even more so when you, or your colleagues, are located remotely. While many companies still rely solely on email to coordinate teamwork, web-based project management tools are becoming increasingly popular and are taking…

Cheap Oil: Boon or Bane?

Tumbling oil prices might be a double-edged sword for Jordan. By Yusuf Mansur Jordan, which imports 97 percent of its energy, and the wider Middle East are bound to feel the impact of falling oil prices soon. The price of…

Standard Chartered Upbeat on Economy

Standard Chartered dispatched some of its top regional analysts to Amman last month to brief its clients on the bank’s macro-economic outlook for Jordan and the wider region. Their overall assessment was fairly sunny, despite the obvious challenges that continue…

Why the Government Should Exit Royal Jordanian

Major efforts are underway to save RJ from financial ruin. If the government truly wants to help, it should consider selling its remaining stake in our embattled national carrier. By Jawad J. Abbassi RJ offers great service. It’s part of…

Freeing up the Fuel Market

Breaking Jordan’s fuel market monopoly was seen by many as a bold and necessary move. But besides the appearance of some modern, pristinely maintained gas stations, when are motorists likely to see the other promised benefits of the sector’s liberalization?…

British Ambassador visits Salt

British Ambassador Peter Millett visited Salt yesterday, 6 November. During the visit, Ambassador Millett visited two schools which are hosting British Embassy funded projects, and called on local MP Mahmoud Kharabsheh and a group of distinguished people from the local…

S&P Upgrades Jordan to “Stable”

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) returned Jordan to a stable outlook, almost three years after lowering its ‘BB-/B’ status to negative amid economical and political regional instability. The international rating agency expects the deterioration in the country’s fiscal and external balances…

El Primero Stratos Spindrift Racing: The Ultimate Sports Watch

The Manufacturer Zenith has always had a passion for measuring time. While the effects of this quest are taken for granted these days, things were very different at the turn of the 20th century. The industrial revolution gave rise not…

Abu Khader Brings Third generation of BMW X3 SAV to Jordan

 Abu Khader Automotive, BMW Group official importer in Jordan recently announced the arrival of the third generation BMW X3 in the Kingdom, offering an array of design, technology and performance options that is expected to strengthen BMW’s leading position in…

Land Rover Reveals New Discovery Sport

Land Rover has revealed the new Discovery Sport, the world’s most versatile and capable premium compact SUV. The first member of the new Discovery family, Discovery Sport, features 5+2 seating in a footprint no larger than existing five-seat premium SUVs….