Monthly Archives: October 2015

refugee crisis

The Refugee Crisis: Don’t Forget Jordan

Europe’s refugee crisis shouldn’t blind the international community to the heavy economic toll the Syrian conflict is having on Jordan. By Khalid W. Wazani Two years ago, the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation joined forces with the United Nations…

Infiniti Q50 S Hybrid: An Innovative Executive

The impressive Q50 S Hybrid confounds everything you thought you knew about the Infiniti brand. By Ghaith Madadha The Q50, the first Infiniti bearing the brand’s new Q-based alphanumeric nomenclature, is the dramatic high tech successor to the sometimes unfairly…

Learning from a Google Success Story

JJ Geewax is the celebrated Google engineer whose Invite Media advertising company was famously sold to the search giant for $81 million in 2010. He dropped by the offices of Oasis500 last month to share a few tips and insights…

Venture Explains: The Schengen Agreement

What is it? The Schengen agreement, named after the village in Luxembourg where it was signed in 1995, allows for passport-free travel through 26 European countries, including most members of the EU. What did it help achieve? The agreement succeeded…

Venture: Available in Stores

In this issue of Venture Magazine:   The Green Issue The Rush for Renewable Energy Jordan plans to achieve energy independence with the help of cutting-edge renewable power projects.   Going to waste: Recycling in Jordan A new government strategy…

Iran Nuclear Deal Set to Boost Dubai Economy

Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers is expected to create a raft of trade and investment opportunities for Dubai, which is widely seen as Tehran’s stepping stone to global markets. Iran’s nuclear deal, announced on July 14, allows Tehran to…

Jordanian Designer Creates Next-Gen Refugee Tent

With millions in the region displaced due to ongoing conflicts in countries like Syria, the question of how best to shelter refugees from the elements has become more pressing than ever. Jordanian designer Abeer Seikaly believes she has an answer…

Prepare for the Internet of Things

The coming leap in Machine-to-Machine communication will change our lives.  By Elisa Oddone Jordan is gearing up for another digital revolution. Home appliances, hospital equipment, and car control panels managed by smartphone apps and sensors used to be the stuff…

Jordan Starts Offering Unified Tourist Site Ticket

In a move designed to boost visitor numbers to Jordan, the Ministry of Tourism has begun offering tourists the chance to buy a single ticket that gives them access to most of the Kingdom’s major archaeologist sites and museums. The…

EBRD Loans $21 million to Al Jazeera Agricultural Company

In an effort to foster economic development in rural areas of Jordan, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has loaned $21 million to the Al Jazeera Agricultural Company to help expand and upgrade its facilities. The investment will…