Monthly Archives: May 2015

Venture Explains: Drones

What are they? Also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), drones are aircraft without a human pilot on board. They can either fly autonomously or be operated by remote control. What are they used for? Militaries around the world have…

Azkadenya Eyes Regional Expansion

As part of an aggressive regional expansion drive, Jordan’s Eat Restaurant Group opened a flagship branch of its popular Azkadenya chain in Dubai last month. The new branch, which is located in a shopping mall in the city’s high-end Jumeirah…

The New Income Tax Law: Who Wins and Who Loses?

The new Income Tax Law finally came into effect this year in an attempt to raise more government revenue. But what does it mean for individuals and businesses? By Jane Hosking Jordan’s long awaited, and debated, new Income Tax Law…

Let them Work

Syrians in Jordan could make a huge contribution to the Kingdom’s economy, if only we would let them. By Yusuf Mansur Jordan is hosting around 1.4 million Syrians, almost half of whom are registered as refugees. They can’t remain refugees…

Arabia.com: The Legacy Lives On

Twenty years have passed since a team of creative young Jordanians launched Arabia.com, the first ever Arabic web portal. Even though it fell victim to the dot-com crash, the pioneering Internet project left behind a legacy that resonates to this…

Samsung sees “strong” demand for S6

Samsung said there’s strong demand in Jordan for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, two premium devices the South Korean tech giant launched in Amman last month and hopes will restore its fortunes in the closely fought global smartphone market….

Nuqul Goes for Growth

Not content with its already strong position in Jordan and the wider region, the Nuqul Group is undertaking an ambitious expansion plan which aims to take the multifaceted company to the next level. By Elisa Oddone Ghassan Nuqul made a…

ESKADENIA Participates at Jordan’s National Health Insurance Conference

ESKADENIA Software, the leading Jordanian-based provider of world class software products & services, is named as the technology partner of the “Comprehensive Health Insurance Conference 2015” of Jordan Association of Medical Insurance JAMI. The conference took a place on the…

Liwwa P2P Lender Scores New Investment

In a sign that crowdsourcing is set to become an important fundraising option for the region’s cash-starved SMEs, Amman-based peer-to-peer lender Liwwa recently closed a successful financing round involving three major investors. The round was led by DASH Ventures, with…

Alissar: A Blooming Business

Founded in Amman over three decades ago as a small family-run florist, Alissar’s distinctive flower arrangements can now be found in homes and businesses across the region, including some of the Gulf’s most luxurious hotels. By Dina al Wakeel The…