Monthly Archives: March 2016

Deloitte

Deloitte releases first Arabic summary of IPSAS standards

 Deloitte responds to rising trend of accrual accounting adoption by central governments in the Arab World  2015 has been a dynamic year for public sector implementations of accrual accounting worldwide. The next few years are expected to witness a continued…

BECO Capital

BECO Capital Invests in MYKI

BECO Capital, a regional venture capital firm focused on technology investments in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, today announced during the Arabnet Conference taking place in Beirut that it has invested in MYKI, a Beirut-based cyber security startup that…

Passat

Volkswagen Jordan presents the new 2016 Passat

The new 2016 Volkswagen Passat will be available in Jordan in two stylish configurations. The Passat is the smart choice for a winning combination of design, innovation, technology and improved safety features. Volkswagen Jordan, represented by Nuqul Automotive, has announced the…

Feeling the Squeeze, Orange Comes Out Fighting

A revamped range of mobile packages is just one of the ways Orange Jordan CEO Jerome Henique is trying to stay ahead of the competition amidst tougher than ever trading conditions. By Laith Abou-Ragheb As well as spending millions of…

APC 2015 Net Profits Surge 31 Percent

Arab Potash Company (APC) said its 2015 net profits rose 31 percent year-on-year to around JD131 million, while it also achieved a record production volume of 2.355 million tons over the same period. In a statement, APC’s chairman Jamal al…

Tech Home

The Happy Hi-Tech Home

There are some brilliant gadgets around at the moment that are designed to make your home life that little bit more fun and manageable. Here are four of the best. By Laith Abou-Ragheb   Nutribullet www.nutribullet.com Don’t make the mistake…

Identity Center Report, Investment

Depsite Reforms, Jordan Still Failing Investors – Report

Even though it’s made encouraging moves to attract greater FDI over recent years, such as the introduction of the 2014 Investment Law, Jordan still isn’t doing enough to develop an investor-friendly business environment, a new report by the Identity Center…

Entrepreneurs and startups

Startup Do’s and Don’ts

The life of an entrepreneur is often a tough one. But as Marwan Juma has learned during his kaleidoscopic career in tech, there are ways to make it easier. By Laith Abou-Ragheb When it comes to Jordan’s tech sector, there…

The London Conference for Syrian Refugees

Rethinking Relief

As part of efforts to make the Syrian refugee response more sustainable, the WANA Institute is throwing its weight behind a plan that promises to create thousands of jobs for Syrians and help develop Jordan’s economy at the same time. …

Power in Numbers

Oxygen Global Energy is offering Jordanian companies the chance to cut costs by grouping together to develop renewable energy projects. By Rebecca Irvine Oxygen Global Energy Cofounder Yazan Faouri says his company’s innovative business model, which brings companies together and…