Monthly Archives: November 2017

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Saving Ourselves

Self-reliance is the key to pulling Jordan out of its economic rut. These are tough times for Jordanians and it’s no secret that what lies ahead will be even more difficult. HM King Abdullah’s sobering words last month underlined the…

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Helping Fintech Flourish

The Central Bank of Jordan says it’s fast laying the groundwork for the creation of a cashless economy. By Dina al-Wakeel The Central Bank of Jordan  has issued several regulations in recent years to catch up with the ever-changing payment…

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RJ Soars Back to Profit

Royal Jordanian returned to operating profit this year for the first time in more than a decade. RJ achieved a JD31.8 million net profit in the third quarter of 2017 against JD12.9 million attained in the same period last year,…

A Working Solution

As part of efforts to ease the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis, the Zaatari refugee camp has just hosted its first job fair. When Ahmad Qasim Ahmad and his family landed in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp five years ago…

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Health Services on a High

On-demand health services are spreading fast around the world, and our region is no exception. The Internet is changing the way patients seek medical information and care. But ‘Dr. Google’ can’t offer a professional diagnosis. That’s why patients are seeking…

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts opens in Chiang Mai

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts opens in Chiang Mai as Thailand expansion strategy gains momentum.  Hospitality group strengthens its presence in one of Southeast Asia’s most dynamic destinations with the opening of Mövenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai, its sixth property in…

Regional Online Transactions Up 22 Percent in 2016 – Payfort

The Middle East saw an overall 22 percent increase in online transactions during 2016, according to a new report from online payment service PayFort. The fourth State of Payments in the Arab World report found growth was strongest in Saudi…

Fashion Week

VOD DUBAI INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY SHOW JOINS FORCES WITH ARAB FASHION WEEK

Best of fashion and jewellery unite as the region’s biggest jewellery extravaganza partners Dubai’s first unique platform for pre-collections and ready-coutur ” Fashion Week “. Dubai is now home to the world’s latest jewellery-fashion power couple after the respective organisers…

The IMF on Lifting Subsidies on Bread

IMF Opposes Lifting Bread Subsidies

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it doesn’t recommend lifting subsidies on bread in Jordan, a controversial step the government is considering in an effort to balance its budget. “The IMF does not recommend lifting bread subsidies and does not…

Milan and the Print4All Conference Offers a New Spin on Printing

With Milan and the Print4All Conference, printing has a new perspective. From the city capital of the Lombardy Region in Northern Italy, Milan hosted the 2017 edition of the prolific Print4All Conference. In cooperation with the Italian Trade Agency in Amman, Jordan,…