Monthly Archives: January 2017

Deutschen Bank

Deutsche in Danger?

Deutsche Bank has been slapped with a $14 billion fine over a charge it mis-sold US mortgage securities. The case has raised worrying questions about the stability of the global financial giant. By Venture staff Deutsche Bank is one of…

Laith Al Qasem

Working as One

If they really want to achieve sustainable economic growth, Jordan’s public and private sectors need to start seeing each other as allies rather than adversaries. By Laith Al Qasem Public–Private Dialogue (PPD) is an increasingly valuable tool that enables public…

refugee crisis

Trust in Trumponomics

Ignore the naysayers—Donald Trump’s economic plans will be good for the United States, Jordan, and the rest of the world. Say what you like about the man himself, but Donald Trump is moving into the White House with some progressive…

The US State Department's Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs Ziad Haider

Bringing Business to Jordan

A senior US trade official says American companies can play a crucial role in the Kingdom’s economic development. By Dina al Wakeel Last month, The US State Department’s Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, Ziad Haider, headed a major…

Eastern Holding CEO Majid AlSadi

Majid AlSadi: The Art of Hospitality

Even with the difficulties facing Jordan’s important tourism sector, Eastern Holding CEO Majid AlSadi said he plans to build on the success of his award-winning luxury hotel in Amman. With a company portfolio spanning the aviation, hospitality, and manufacturing sectors, Eastern…

Hyundai Genesis G90 3.3T HTRAC

Genesis G90 3.3T HTRAC: Hyundai Goes High-end

Ignore the badge snobs –the first offering from Hyundai’s luxury Genesis brand holds its own against anything Mercedes and BMW has to offer. By Ghaith Madadha To Hyundai what Infiniti is to Nissan or Lexus to Toyota, Genesis is the…

Jordanians Coming back from the Gulf

Readying for an Expat Exodus

Many thousands of Jordanian expats working in the Gulf face an uncertain future as low oil prices begin forcing GCC governments to cut spending. Just how prepared is Jordan for their potential return? By Mothanna Gharaibeh Following the energy sector…

fake news

Explaining President Trump

Now the dust has started to settle on the US general election, what are the key takeaways from Trump’s historic victory? By Osama Al Sharif Donald Trump, the flamboyant real-estate billionaire and reality TV star who has never held a…

Jumana Jacir, Founder of Kama

Kama: Serving up Our Finest Foods to the World

Through Kama, her new luxury gourmet food brand, Jumana Jacir is out to show the world the many culinary delights Jordan and the wider Middle East have to offer. By Mel Plant Jumana Jacir, founder of Kama, is nothing if…

Minister of Finance Omar Malhas on Jordan's Economy in 2017

The Economy in 2017

Jordan’s Finance Minister, Omar Malhas, says the country will have to make some tough economic choices in 2017. By Dina Al Wakeel Jordan’s public debt now stands at almost 95 percent of GDP, and unemployment is running at around 16…