Monthly Archives: June 2017

smart city

Towards a Cashless Economy

It’s clear the emerging cashless society is a goal being pursued by governments for more electronic control and overall efficiency, by consumers for more convenience, and by businesses for quicker payments and higher profits. Australian authorities have announced the country…

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Jordan’s Dutch Disease

Back in the early 1970s, a huge natural gas windfall gifted the Netherlands a strong currency and a budget surplus, but failed to improve fundamental underlying weaknesses in the country’s economy such as its uncompetitive industrial base. The term ‘Dutch…

Tesla Launches Electric Cars in Jordan

Tesla has begun selling its cars in Jordan, in a further sign that EVs are finally becoming a viable option for motorists in the Kingdom. Customers can now order two models built at Tesla’s California plant. The Model S executive…

Patrick Harb, the regional manager for HMD

Nokia Calls Back

Three new Nokia smartphones are set to be released in the Middle East soon. Patrick Harb, the regional manager for HMD, the Finnish company that resurrected the Nokia brand last year, believes there will be significant market demand for the…

LG CEO Shadi Ramzi al Majali

LG: Plugging into Demand

Jordan’s electrical appliances market has grown rapidly over recent years, as the cost of products like widescreen TVs and washing machines dropped and their availability increased. New Vision, the distributor of LG products in the Kingdom, has helped develop this…

Friends of BADIR

BADIR: United Towards a Brighter, Shared Future

Launched in 2011 with the shared goal of capitalizing on the Kingdom’s wealth of innovative ideas from its creative youth population, Starbucks’ BADIR social entrepreneurship support program has proudly established an exemplary model of beneficial partnerships and their power to…

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Jordan Investment Commission

The Jordan Investment Commission (JIC), management and team, fully comprehend the magnitude of the responsibilities that we have been entrusted with, the challenges that need to be addressed, and the opportunities that must be seized. With the combination of our…

Investments - The Journal

The Journal: Investments Guide By Venture

Click the link to check out the Investments guide – The Journal by Venture in full: Jordan Welcoming The World As the Jordan Investment Commission (JIC) continues to work on reducing bureaucratic red tape and facilitating reforms, there has been…

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No Half Measures on Jihadist Radicalism

Last year’s Karak Castle terrorist attack, which claimed the lives of nine policemen and one Canadian tourist, reminded us that the threat of the jihadist homegrown radical extremism has become a fixture of our lives and will be for some time…

World Environment Day

World Environment Day: How to Create an Eco-Friendly Corporate Culture

World Environment Day is a day to celebrate nature and bring awareness and action to protect our surrounding environment. With the theme of ‘connecting people to nature,’ the desire is for everyone to get outside and appreciate the wildlife and…