Monthly Archives: August 2016

Jordan Gate

Resurrecting Jordan Gate

After a delay lasting years, work is finally set to resume this month on Amman’s Jordan Gate. But critics of the controversial mega project still question whether it should have left the drawing board. By Laith Abou-Ragheb Work on the…

Summer Tech

Best Summer Tech

From smiley domestic robots, to digital assistants that obey your every command, it seems the shops are heaving with amazing bits of tech this summer. Here are four of the best. By Laith Abou-Ragheb   Amazon Echo www.amazon.com Amazon seems…

Staying Liquid

Staying Liquid

Knowing how much cash reserves your company needs to maintain is tricky, but balance is key according to Mohammad al-Karaki, partner at Ernst and Young Jordan. By Rebecca Irvine Cash reserves are a company resource like any other, and should…

Mowgli CEO Kathleen Bury

More than Just the Bare Necessities of Mentoring

A mentorship program inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is offering a helping hand to Jordanian entrepreneurs. By Rebecca Irvine Mowgli, the central character in The Jungle Book, famously had a group of animal friends on hand to offer…

Akoya

AKOYA Properties Crowned Best in Jordan

  We are proud to announce that AKOYA Properties has been named ‘Jordan’s Best’ in Property Consultancy by the International Property Awards, the highest accolade in the property industry. AKOYA Properties; a full services luxury real estate company in the…

smart city

The Internet’s Underbelly

The Dark Web is rife with shady dealings, anonymous communications, and illicit material. Enter it at your peril. We seem to be hearing more and more about the Dark Web. But how many of us know what it actually is?…

school

Regulating Ride-Hailing

The government’s recent crackdown on ride-hailing apps like Uber and Careem is short-sighted and represents a losing battle. A process of planned integration should be developed, in which new services are legalized, existing operators are protected, and the sector’s competitiveness is…

Rashad Bibars, acting project director for the USAID LENS project

Registering Right

Registering a company can be fraught with difficulties. But a new USAID-funded guide is here to help. By Rebecca Irvine The Startup Guide is a free, comprehensive guide on how to approach registering a business within the Kingdom. It was…

Ole Sloth Hansen, Saxo Bank's head of commodity strategy

Boost LNG and Solar Energy – Saxo Bank

Saxo Bank said Jordan can significantly cut its energy costs over the coming years by relying extensively on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and solar power, whose prices continue to go down. “The main thing for gas in the coming years…

Jordan on Track to Meet Renewables Target

The expansion of Jordan’s renewable energy sector has seen a marked acceleration in recent years. Nearly 1,000 MW of solar and wind projects are currently being implemented across Jordan. These developments dovetail with a national strategy aimed at raising the…