Monthly Archives: July 2016

Jordan Kuwait Bank: The Road Ahead

In an exclusive one-on-one, Jordan Kuwait Bank Chairman Abdul Karim Kabariti outlines his bank’s strengths and weaknesses, and explains how he plans to take the Kingdom’s third largest lender to the next level. By Dina Al-Wakeel Under the 20-year stewardship…

chatbots

Venture Explains: Chatbots

What are they? Artificial intelligence programs that mimic being another human being when you interact, or ‘chat,’ with them via voice or text messages. What can they be used for? At the moment, there are chatbots on hand to advise…

Gas on Tap

It’s only been up and running for around a year, but Aqaba’s LNG terminal has already proved itself indispensable to Jordan’s vital energy diversification drive. By Dina al Wakeel With several renewable energy projects under construction and a nuclear plant…

refugee crisis

Cutting the IMF Chord

Having just signed up to yet another IMF assistance program, isn’t it about time we began relying less on the international lender and more on our own government to tackle deep-rooted economic problems? It took Jordan almost 16 years to…

Amman Rotana Hotel to Open this Month

The Amman Rotana Hotel, a central feature of the multi-billion dollar Abdali mega project, is due to start receiving guests this month. The soft opening will allow guests access to the first 26 of the 50 floors of the tower,…

Housing Bank's new building

Banking on Success

The Housing Bank for Trade and Finance is building on its solid reputation to expand its retail and corporate business. Jordan’s banks are known for their resilience. The sector has been one of the main pillars that support the economy…

Kinz: Digging Deep for Data

When he founded Kinz back in 2009, Marwan Juma set out to convince Jordanian companies they were sitting on an untapped treasure trove of information. The data mining firm now has hundreds of clients across the Kingdom, and is setting…

Jaguar F-Pace

A Cat for All Seasons

After years watching from the sidelines, Jaguar finally pounces into the closely-fought luxury mid-size SUV market. By Ghaith Madadha First appearing as the guise of the C-X17 concept back in 2013, the newly released F-Pace promises to be a seminal…