Monthly Archives: June 2015

The “Ktir Salbe Show” at the Landmark Hotel During Ramadan

As part of their Ramadan program this year, Landmark Amman Hotel and Conference Center announced during a press conference yesterday that it will be hosting the Lebanese satire comedy “Ktir Salbe Show” at their Royal Hall directly after Iftar. Performed…

World Refugee Day: Standing Together

With its long and proud history of taking in the displaced and dispossessed, Jordan has more reason than most to mark World Refugee Day on June 20. World Refugee Day once again gives us the opportunity to reflect on the…

World Refugee Day: Standing Together

With its long and proud history of taking in the displaced and dispossessed, Jordan has more reason than most to mark World Refugee Day on June 20. World Refugee Day once again gives us the opportunity to reflect on the…

Enter the House of Genius

House of Genius offers budding entrepreneurs the world over the chance to pick the brains of industry leaders. It looks like the popular meetups might be coming to our part of the world soon. By Dina Al Wakeel A typical…

Marketing Software Tools

Having a tough time juggling managing customers, closing sales, and analyzing marketing campaigns? These three marketing software tools can help you target customers better to improve sales and ensure your company’s success. By Jane Hosking Hubspot Instead of interrupting customers,…

OBG on Subsidy Cuts: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

They’ve been painful, but there are signs subsidy cuts may have started to bear fruit. The Jordanian government’s decision in 2012 to begin a phased withdrawal of electricity subsidies was undoubtedly a good one from the point of view of…

GDP to Grow 4 Percent in 2015 – QNB

Despite a difficult regional context, the Qatar National Bank (QNB) Group said it expected Jordan’s real GDP growth to reach 4 percent over 2015, accelerate to 4.3 percent in 2016, and 4.5 percent in 2017. Jordan’s economy would continue to…

Jordanian Project “Hemitna” Wins Award at Global Youth Forum

The Global Youth Forum (GYF) 2015 took place this year in Dubai, organized by the CSR Division of Al Ahli Holding Group (AAHG) in partnership with Dubai SME and sponsored by Sony Mobile, Zabeel Ladies Club, Emirates Islamic Bank, Microsoft,…

Hotel Electricity Rate Cut: A Misguided Move

The decision to slash electricity rates for hotels won’t do anything to solve the crisis in Jordan’s tourism sector. By Jawad J. Abbassi Jordan’s tourism sector plays an important role in the Kingdom’s economy. According to the Ministry of Tourism…

Jordan’s Gaping Gender Wage Gap

By Jane Hosking If men and women have the same job and do the same work, they should be paid the same wage, right? While this may seem like simple logic, the reality, however, is quite often a different story….