Monthly Archives: October 2016

Renewable green energy

Jordan lagging behind on ‘green’ economic performance – report

Jordan achieved an underwhelming ranking on a global index that measures the green economic performance of countries and how experts assess that performance. Jordan, which made it onto the list for the first time, was rated 60 out of 80…

Jordan's new exchange

Jordan Looks to Reinvigorate Trading With a New Exchange

Jordan has launched a new over-the-counter (OTC) exchange as part of a series of initiatives to boost the competitiveness of the Kingdom’s capital markets. Jordan’s new OTC exchange is a by-product of two sets of regulations enacted earlier this year—the…

souq.com

Souq.com Plans IPO at $1.2 Billion Value – Report

Souq.com, the region’s biggest online retailer, is reportedly planning to sell around a 30 percent stake that would give the company a valuation of at least $1.2 billion. The Dubai-based company has appointed Goldman Sachs to find potential buyers for…

Mohammad Alayyan, Founder of al Ghad

Al Ghad Looks to Tomorrow

As Al Ghad marks its 12-year anniversary, the owner of Jordan’s most popular independent newspaper remains upbeat about the title’s future in a fast changing media landscape marked by declining ad sales and readership. By Dina Al Wakeel Mohammad Alayyan…

New Trade Deal to Boost Exports to EU

Jordanian exports to Europe are expected to rise following a newly-inked deal that relaxes rules of origin requirements. A new trade agreement between Jordan and the EU, which is based around relaxed rules of origin rules, will enable industries in…

Laptops

Laptops Galore

Whether you need one for the classroom, office, or home, there’s a plethora of great laptops around at the moment. Here are four of the best. By LaithAbou-Ragheb   Apple Macbook www.apple.com Apple’s laptop range is looking pretty tired at…

McLaren 570S

The Marvelous ‘Entry-Level’ McLaren

With the more affordable 570S, McLaren clearly has the Porsche 911 and Audi A8 squarely in its sights. By Ghaith Madadha The McLaren 570S is the first in the British super car maker’s more practical and most useable entry-level Sports…

Jordanian Entrepreneur Helping Shape the Energy Market of The Middle East

Jordanian Entrepreneur Helping Shape the Energy Market of The Middle East, Abdullah Abu-Sheikh is a Jordanian entrepreneur based between Africa and the Middle East. Abu-Sheikh graduated from a university in Canada with a degree in International Business, Finance and Banking…

Investment Fund

The Value of Vox Pops

By Osama Al Sharif In all my years as a journalist, from starting out as a junior reporter right up to becoming a senior editor, I never forgot one simple piece of advice given to me by an American mentor:…