Monthly Archives: May 2016

telecoms

Venture at 10: Zain and Orange

Zain and Orange Date of Interviews: Zain’s CEO Ahmad Hanandeh in January 2012, and Orange’s CEO Jean-Francois Thomas in February 2013 As dominant players within the important telecoms sector, the CEOs of Zain and Orange have frequently voiced their opinions…

smart city

Light Speed Internet

Cast off those buffering blues, household light bulbs could soon be used to transmit Internet speeds that are 100 times faster than standard Wi-Fi. Li-Fi, which is short for light fidelity, is a mind-bending bit of technology that is widely…

Kempinski General Manager, Sébastien Mariette

Good Bookings

Despite the tough times facing Jordan’s tourist industry, the manager of the Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea explains how his hotel has managed to maintain an enviable occupancy rate. By Rebecca Irvine A significant dip in visitor numbers to Jordan has…

retailers

Jordanians Yet to Embrace Online Banking – Report

The use of electronic and mobile banking channels amongst Jordanians remains low for payment services, according to a new report from the Arab Advisors Group. While online banking was used by 14.6 percent of respondents who have a bank account,…

GSMA

GSMA Study Describes Changing Economics of Digital Ecosystem

Report Explores the Dynamics Shaping the Internet’s Future. The GSMA today published a new report examining the structure, economic drivers and financial performance of the global internet economy and its respective segments. “The Internet Value Chain,” developed by A.T. Kearney for…

Blancpain’s Métiers

Blancpain’s Métiers d’Art studio presents: The Great Wave

Inspired by the motion of the sea, this latest Métiers d’Art creation highlights a gemstone used for the first time by Blancpain – Mexican silver obsidian – as well as a favorite Blancpain technique: Japanese rokushō patina. Silver obsidian, known for its soothing…

FIFA

Manaseer Machinery Signs on as FIFA Supporter

Manaseer Machinery Trading Signs on as First National Supporter of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016. The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the upcoming FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup has announced Manaseer Machinery Trading as the first National Supporter…

Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph Hammerhead Shark

Ulysse Nardin celebrates an evolution with the Diver Chronograph Hammerhead Shark, featuring the self-winding manufacture chronograph caliber UN-150 with silicium escapement and balance spring. A first for the entire Diver collection, the introduction of this movement represents another major step…

technology convergence

Arab Advisors Technology Convergence Conference 2016

Arab Advisors Group’s Technology Convergence Conference 2016 convenes in Amman to shed the light on the new shape of business in the era of hyper connectivity. Industry leaders & senior executives from across the region are set to attend Arab…

Kate Winslet

Longines Welcomes Ambassador of Elegance Kate Winslet to Saint-Imier

Swiss watchmaker Longines was delighted to welcome Kate Winslet, its Ambassador of Elegance, to its head office in Saint-Imier for the first time. The magnificent Oscar-winning actress, who joined the Longines family in 2010, visited the Longines Museum and selected…