Monthly Archives: February 2018

best countries

Best Countries Report – 2018

Switzerland is the best country in the world, Justin Trudeau and Angela Merkel are viewed as the most respected world leaders and Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are the least respected on a global stage, according to the 2018 Best Countries Report.  Switzerland…

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: The Year Ahead

An expected increase in oil prices, combined with sustained growth in the non-oil sector, should drive economic expansion in Abu Dhabi in 2018, allowing the economy to rebound from a relatively flat performance in the previous 12 months. Abu Dhabi’s…

exhibition

Trans Middle East 2018 Exhibition and Conference to be held in Jordan

Aqaba Container Terminal and Aqaba Special Economic Zone will host the 15th edition of the TRANS MIDDLE EAST INTERNATIONAL MARITIME AND LOGISTICS EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE in Aqaba from 23 to 25, October 2018. The Trans Middle East Conference and Exhibition…

Amazon Go

Venture Explains: Amazon Go

Amazon has just hammered another nail in the coffin of brick-and-mortar retail by opening its first checkout-free grocery store, Amazon Go. How does it work? The 167-square-meter store has been set up in an Amazon office building in Seattle. It’s…

messages

Businesses Get the Message

The arrival of WhatsApp for businesses is the strongest signal yet that messages through messaging platforms could soon replace email as the main way to communicate in the world of work. Email has only been around for about three decades,…

king

King Due at Iraq Reconstruction Conference

HM King Abdullah is due to attend an international conference in Kuwait this month focused on reconstructing parts of Iraq devastated by the war against Islamic State. Donor countries and organizations are expected to announce financial contributions at the two-day…

Refugees

Recognizing new ways to respond to refugees

At its second annual Innovate for Refugees competition in Amman in January, the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) awarded a total of $100,000 to five teams of entrepreneurs that presented innovative solutions to problems encountered by displaced people.  “There are people…

biotechnology

The business of biotechnology

Penelope Shihab is out to prove that Jordan can become a leading hub for scientific research in biotechnology and development. Penelope Shihab is the founder of MonoJo, the only biotechnology research firm in Jordan, and Skinue, an American skincare line…

importers

Food producers and importers say tax hikes are hard to swallow

Food producers and importers are worried about the impact recent tax rises will have on their sector.   Tax revenues are growing at a slower rate than the GDP and that means trouble for the Jordanian economy. Public debt has…

classic

JAGUAR RESTARTS PRODUCTION OF LEGENDARY D-TYPE RACE CAR

Jaguar Classic is re-starting production of the iconic D-type race car in Coventry,62 years after the last example was built in 1956. The first Jaguar D-type to be assembled by Jaguar Classic, an engineering prototype,will makeits world debut at the…