Monthly Archives: August 2015

TOTAL Holds Employee Recognition Ceremony for Tawjihi Graduates

In efforts to highlight employee’s achievements and encourage their future progress, Total Jordan has organized a recognition ceremony for Tawjihi graduates with one student scoring 91.7 percent while several others scored 75 percent and above. In order to ensure their…

Fund Activates JD25 Million for Renewable Energy Projects

The Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund (JREEEF) said it has given the green light for the disbursement of JD25 million to provide financial and technical assistance to sustainable energy projects through to 2018. The fund, which is a branch…

LG G4: The Flagship to Beat

With the release of the range-topping G4, LG’s competitors will need to up their game. By Sadad Talhouni Since it released the game-changing G2 back in 2013, LG has managed to consistently deliver exceptional upgrades to its flagship handset line….

New DHL Express Flight Touches Down in Amman

DHL Express, the world’s leading logistics company, welcomed its newly-launched flight at Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Amman on Tuesday. The dedicated weekly flight, the first-of-its-kind in the country to be operated by a commercial logistics provider, will deliver industry…

Venture: Available in Stores

In this issue of Venture Magazine:   A Necessary Loan Despite praising the country for a string of bold economic reforms, the IMF mission chief for Jordan expects Amman to further tackle its chronic public debt and unemployment.   Syrian…

Millennium Development Goals Help Lift 1 Billion Out of Poverty

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals have managed to lift 1 billion people out of extreme poverty, according to a UN report released last month, which assessed the effectiveness of the 15-year strategy. Initiated in the year 2000, the eight…

refugee crisis

Economic Reform: Are We on the Right Track?

As the government has learned from its deal with the IMF, ill-conceived economic reforms can often do more harm than good. By Khalid Wazani Economic reform is a process that should be evolutionary not revolutionary, gradual not instantaneous, comprehensive not…

Latin America

Global Interest Growing in Gulf Real Estate Projects – Deloitte

A growing number of international construction firms, particularly from China, are lining up to invest in the Gulf region’s trillion-dollar real estate sector, according to Deloitte. With $2.8 trillion worth of projects planned or ongoing in the Gulf Cooperation Council…

Easing Investment in Iraq

Momentum seems to be building behind Khaled Kanaan’s ambitious plan to break down barriers of entry into Iraq to promote greater cross-border trade, investment, and cooperation. But the prominent Jordanian businessman admitted that convincing more of his peers to bet…

In the Driving Seat

Sebastien Wakim, Uber’s General Manager for Amman and Beirut. Who are you targeting in the Jordanian market? We don’t really have a target audience. Transport is a daily necessity for most people and we are here to provide another choice…