Monthly Archives: August 2016

Wael al Qadi, Bristol Rovers Owner

Buying into the Beautiful Game

Until recently, Wael al Qadi’s family was best known for founding the Arab Jordan Investment Bank (AJIB). But now they’ve joined the elite ranks of business figures from our region to own a team in the multi-billion dollar English Football…

refugee crisis

The Next Budget

With its 2017 budget, the government has a golden opportunity to break with the past and present us with a more studied and transparent roadmap for our immediate economic future. The government is no doubt busy preparing its budget for…

Oasis500’s new CEO, Faisal Hakki

A Leg Up to the Next Level

The newly installed CEO of Oasis500 aims to provide greater post-acceleration support for startups. By Rebecca Irvine Since its establishment in 2010, Oasis500 has graduated several well known Jordanian companies, including ArabiaWeather, e-payment platform MadfooatCom, and book seller Jamalon. Oasis500’s…

Jordanian Exports: Rules of Origin Agreement with the EU

Jordanian Exports Granted Preferential Access to EU

The European Union last month agreed to grant Jordanian exports preferential access to the world’s richest trading bloc in a deal designed to ease the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis. “This agreement will make it easier for Jordan to…

ARTICLE 50

Venture Explains: Article 50

What is it? Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty outlines exactly how an EU member can voluntarily leave the 28-nation bloc. “Any member state may decide to withdraw from the union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements,” the article…

IFA Berlin

Technology as an Integrated Lifestyle

This month’s IFA Berlin trade show is sure to host a wealth of stand-out products. But the most promising new innovations will be those that can blend in. Technology, like fashion, often seems to jump from trend to trend faster than…

jobs wanted

Job Growth Down 26 Percent in H1 2015

Seventeen thousand jobs were created in Jordan in the first half of 2015, a fall of 26 percent on the same period the previous year. The Department of Statistics said the private sector added nearly 10,000 new jobs during that…

The Future of the FTA

Washington’s chief economic diplomat in Amman believes the 2000 Free Trade Agreement can be expanded to offer even more support to Jordanian companies. By Dina Al-Wakeel The United States is easily one of Jordan’s most important economic partners. At the…

Pella Pharmaceuticals CEO Abeer Obeidat

Pella Pharmaceutical: Branching Out

After finding success locally, Jordanian skincare company Pella Pharmaceuticals is now aiming to expand further into foreign markets with its Derma product line. By Rebecca Irvine The pharmaceutical industry in Jordan is a strong one. You only need to look…

Maserati Levante S

Maserati Levante S: Ciao Bella

More and more luxury sports car makers are beginning to break with convention and release SUVs. This month we say hello to Maserati’s beautiful, and blisteringly fast, Levante S. By Ghaith Madadha Highly anticipated since the Italian brand’s 2003 and…