Monthly Archives: July 2017

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Public Transport Policymaking: Stuck in Gear

recently, Jamil Mujahed was sworn in as Minister of Transport in a reshuffle of Prime Minister Hani Mulki’s cabinet. Mujahed is the fourth person to hold this office in the past 12 months, and the ninth in the last five…

BMW M2

BMW M2: Pocket Rocket

A refreshing return to form for a company that earned its spurs with small and medium sporting saloons and coupes, the BMW M2 picks up where smaller past M3s left off. It has back-to-basics appeal reminiscent of the 1970s pre-M…

DOT Jordan

Tech Training

The Digital Opportunities Trust, which is backed by the Ministry of ICT and the government of Canada, offers technology training programs to young Jordanians. The NGO’s President and CEO, Janet Longmore, hopes her newly reopened center in Sweileh, near Amman,…

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Venture Explains: Ransomware

What happened? Recently, a group of cyber extortionists used hacking tools thought to have been developed by the US National Security Agency to infect tens of thousands of computers across almost 100 countries, disrupting Britain’s health system, global shipper FedEx, Spain’s…

Jordan Green Growth

Green Growth: Reversing Jordan’s Economic Slump

Last month, World Bank’s Spring 2017 issue of the Jordan Economic Monitor was released in the height of high unemployment and slow economic performance in the Kingdom. The Jordan Economic Monitor, a product of the World Bank’s Global Practice for Macroeconomics…

January to April Visitors Increase Up to 12.5 Percent

In a further sign of a turnaround in Jordan’s tourism sector, the number of visitors to the Kingdom rose 12.5 percent during the first four months of the year. The overall number of tourists reached 1.639 million between January and…

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iMENA: What it Takes to Stay Ahead in Tech

Since it was set up in 2009, the iMENA Group has invested in and operated a diverse array of online and mobile businesses. Some of these ventures have gone on to become household names around the region, such as online…