Monthly Archives: March 2017

Saxo Bank: 10 Outrageous Predictions for 2017

Saxo Bank’s 10 Outrageous Predictions for 2017

Will this be the year when China exceeds growth expectations, Brexit turns into Bremain, the Mexican peso soars, and Italian banks turn out to be the best performing equity asset class? Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist,…

The French School in Amman's Principal, Sylvette Bouché

The French Ideal

The French Ideal. The French School in Amman (LFA) will be celebrating 45 years of teaching in Jordan next year; its first iteration was founded in 1972 in Jabal Amman, and moved to the first of their two current campuses…

La Chaîne de l’Espoir

A Chain of Hope

La Chaîne de l’Espoir Millions of children throughout the world suffer from a lack of access to medical care and education. La ChaÎne de l’Espoir (Chain of Hope) was founded in Paris in 1994 as a network of excellence and…

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Deaths of Despair

Jordan’s shocking suicide rate is a sign of a society in crisis. By Osama Al Sharif Between 2011 and 2016, Jordan’s suicide rates rose 300 percent. During last year alone, 117 people took their own lives: 91 men and 26…

Societe Generale de Banque - Jordanie's SGBJ’s CEO Nadim Abaouat

Societe Generale de Banque – Jordanie: Banking on Jordan

In the 17 years since Societe Generale de Banque – Jordanie opened in Jordan, it has kept client satisfaction as its main objective, as it does in the other 76 countries worldwide in which it operates. This is the case…

France in Jordan

France In Jordan: Special Ties

For decades, France has supported Jordan through its diplomatic mission and large-scale investments in the Kingdom. Venture met with four key figures who play an active role in solidifying and enriching this relationship; France’s Ambassador to Jordan, David Bertolotti; Executive…

Anthony El-Khoury, Uber’s Middle East manager

Uber: Legal at Last?

Uber says new legislation could be imminent to finally regulate Jordan’s fast growing ride-hailing sector. By Dina al Wakeel Ride-hailing services have had anything but an easy ride since they first began shaking up Jordan’s creaky transport sector around two…

Air France

Air France: Flying High

Air France has been operating flights to, from and through Amman for almost four decades, offering their customers flights to France, Europe and the rest of the world. Venture spoke to Ghada Fanek, Air France KLM’s country manager for Jordan,…

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AI: Speaking Up

All the big names in tech are betting big on AI voice assistants. But who will come out on top? By Zeid Nasser Thanks to the early success of household devices like Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo, and the higher than expected…