Monthly Archives: December 2015

Samsung Bids to Boost B2B Sales

In a marked shift away from its usual focus on consumer electronics, Samsung organized an event in Amman last month to show off its latest range of business products. Anood Haddad, the tech giant’s MENA regional marketing manager, said the…

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Fintech and the Future of Banking

Fast growing fintech firms are forcing traditional brick-and-mortar lenders to adapt to new realities in the banking sector. By Zeid Nasser The term Fintech, which is short for financial technology, has emerged over the past few years to describe Internet-driven…

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Venture Explains: The Plummeting Price of Steel

What’s happening? According to Al Ghad, the price of steel in Jordan dropped 23 percent to JD385 per ton in the first 10 months of the year, compared to the same period in 2014. The declining cost of the metal in…

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Ramada Resort Dead Sea Under New Management

Ramada Worldwide, part of the Wyndham Hotels Group, the largest hotel chain in the world, is proud to announce the take- over of the management of the former Winter Valley Warwick Resort & Spa Dead Sea with effect as of 1st December 2015….

Time to Build

Jordan has signed multimillion dollar funding deals for a wide array of new infrastructure projects. But not everyone is happy about who gets to build them. Jordan has inked more than $600 million worth of funding agreements in recent months,…

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The Housing Bank Receives “The Banker” Magazine Award

The Housing Bank received The Banker magazine award for “The Bank of the Year- Jordan 2015” , noting that The Banker magazine, which is a section of The Financial Times, is the leading news group concerned with providing news and analysis to global…

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Mahmoudia Motors Introduces All-New Jaguar XF

Renowned for their luxury vehicles, Mahmoudia Motors, the sole and official dealer of the Jaguar and Land Rover brands in Jordan, hosted a media roundtable event in November celebrating the launch of the all-new JaguarXF, Jaguar’s new premium sports saloon car. Held at the…

A Storage Solution for Renewables

Jordan’s solar and wind projects won’t live up to their full potential if they can’t find a way to store the energy they produce. The AES Corporation’s country manager says his company has a pioneering battery-based solution. By Laith Abou-Ragheb…

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Bank al Etihad Hosts Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2015 in Jordan

Underlining its ongoing commitment to support women’s empowerment across the Kingdom, Bank al Etihad hosted Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) 2015 at Columbia University Middle East Research Center. The event was attended by around 100 entrepreneurs and businesswomen, in addition to…