Monthly Archives: May 2015

Nip and Tuck: Jordan’s Plastic Surgery Boom

Whether they’re carrying out nose jobs on women wanting to look like film stars, or liposuction on men hurtling towards middle age, Jordan’s plastic surgeons say they’ve never been busier. By Elisa Oddone As we become more and more accustomed…

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A Furious Fall Out

Al Rai’s relations with the government have soured as the rancorous debate continues over the future of Jordan’s troubled daily newspapers. By Osama Al Sharif The crisis engulfing Jordan’s daily newspapers continues to show no sign of abating after Al-Rai’s…

Four Companies to be Selected in Second Renewables Round

As part of Jordan’s second round of national renewable energy IPPs, Arabia Group said it has been shortlisted to construct a 50 MWp plant. The company said it’s one of four solar developers that will be selected to provide a combined…

Hope for Startups

Startup guru Christopher Schroeder is a firm believer in the MENA region’s entrepreneurial spirit, which he says is inspiring young, tech-savvy Arabs to leverage the little they have to shape a better future for themselves and those around them.     By…

Jordan Relaunched: Opportunities, Investments, and Partnerships

As part of the “Jordan Relaunched” program unveiled at last month’s World Economic Forum, the Kingdom laid out investment opportunities worth $20 billion that aim to create 180,000 desperately-needed new jobs over the next decade. If successfully funded, the ambitious…

Finance Apps

Keep your money matters in order with the help of these sophisticated but easy-to-use finance apps. By Jane Hosking Expensify If you’re a frequent business traveler or constantly accruing business-related expenses, then Expensify is for you. This simple and intuitive…

Setting Priorities in the Electricity Sector

Jordan’s struggling electricity companies should be more concerned with upgrading their grids than dishing out juicy dividends. By Jawad J. Abbassi Jordan’s electricity grid losses problem continued to mount in 2014. In the grids of Jordan Electricity Company and Irbid…

Going Electric

This year’s World Economic Forum at the Dead Sea saw the signing of several agreements, including an MoU with manufacturers of electric cars that aims to encourage their use in the Kingdom. A statement from the Royal Court said an…

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Beware the Brand Trolls

Brand trolling is making managing your online corporate identity even tougher. By Zeid Nasser For those lucky enough to have never encountered one, an Internet troll is a person who starts arguments, upsets people, and posts inflammatory messages in an…

Sailing Ahead

Despite regional turmoil, Maersk Line’s Anne Gronbjerg says Jordan continues to show promise. The Maersk Line service that stops off at the Port of Aqaba has faced many challenges over the years. But Anne Gronbjerg, the Danish shipping giant’s managing director for…