Author Archives: Venture Staff

Campbell Gray

Taking Luxury to a New Level

Campbell Gray Living aims to meet the growing demand for high-end real estate in Jordan. Jordan’s real estate sector seems to have finally found its footing following some challenging years. Heavyweight companies from across the region are busy building high-end…

project

Breathing Life into the Badia

An ambitious project is underway to make Jordan’s arid areas bloom again while creating a new green economy in the process. By Nada Atieh The Sahara Forest Project is a Norwegian social enterprise that aims to bring together the latest…

trade

A Promising Partnership

The chairman of AmCham in Jordan says he’s actively engaged in boosting trade between Jordan and the United States, while seeking to diversify the Jordanian products that reach the world’s largest economy. By Dina al Wakeel Established in 1999, the American…

A Super SUV

Launched in the Middle East just weeks before Volvo’s official re-launch in the Jordanian market, the new XC60 is the latest in the Swedish manufacturer’s aggressive product offensive. By Ghaith Madadha The XC60 is stylishly designed, ergonomic, comfortable, and well-equipped….

Network International

EMP Rebrands as Network International

Emerging Markets Payments-Jordan (EMP), the fintech company behind online billing service eFawateerCom, has been rebranded as Network International as part of its sale to the UAE-based payment solutions provider. “I believe that we have reached a stage in the market…

Home-Based Business Regulations Launched

New regulations designed to make it easier for thousands of Jordanians to obtain licenses to run home-based enterprises were introduced by the government last month with support from USAID. The new regulations will help minimize startup costs and bureaucracy for…

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…

profit

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. By Nada Atieh When Ahmad Qasim Ahmad and his family settled in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp…

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…