Monthly Archives: January 2016

Struggling Yahoo to End Middle East Presence in April

Yahoo, the troubled Internet giant that famously bought Jordan’s Maktoob, said it plans to close its last remaining Middle Eastern office in April. In a statement, Yahoo said the decision to shutter its Dubai office came as part of the…

"soap for hope"

DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba Launches the “Soap for Hope” Initiative

DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba recently launched “Soap for Hope”, an initiative to recover, recycle and donate used bar soaps to the local community. “Soap for Hope” is an initiative of Sealed Air/Diversey Care, one of the hotel’s strategic soap suppliers,…

refugee crisis

Spotting Opportunities

Everyone agrees the coming year will be a tough one for the region’s economies. But some countries will fare much better than others because their decision makers were bold enough to seek out new opportunities and act upon them. By…

Taking the Rough with the Smooth

Volatility will likely loom over the region’s economy in 2016, but so will opportunity. By Nader Museitif Next year seems to be set for a rough start as several chronic drivers of volatility and slowdown start to bite. Chief among…

Several International Brands Planning to Pull Out of Jordan

Several international clothing brands are preparing to leave Jordan due to falling sales in a retail market increasingly weighed down by rising taxes and reduced disposable income among consumers, the head of the Textile and Ready-Made Garments Syndicate said. While…

The High Life: Watches

Top executives already have enough tough choices and compromises to make in the boardroom without having to worry about settling for second best in the rest of their everyday lives. With this in mind, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide…

U.S. Seeking New Markets for Jordan’s Private Sector

US Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. Wells said she’s striving to open up new international markets for American and Jordanian firms based in the Kingdom. In a bid to encourage greater joint economic development, Wells said her government was working…

The Finer Things: Quintessentially

The Finer Things Top executives already have enough tough choices and compromises to make in the boardroom without having to worry about settling for second best in the rest of their everyday lives. With this in mind, we’ve put together…

The Finer Things: Luxury Cars

Top executives already have enough tough choices and compromises to make in the boardroom without having to worry about settling for second best in the rest of their everyday lives. With this in mind, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide…