Author Archives: Venture Staff

pharmaceutical

Pharma Move Forward

Regional competition is forcing Jordan’s pharmaceutical firms to up their game. By Nada Atieh  Jordan’s pharmaceutical sector isn’t the biggest in the Middle East, but the head of the Jordanian Association for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Salah Mawajdeh, said it stands out…

capital spending

Exports and Capital Spending Key to Growth – Report

Jordan needs to focus on boosting exports and capital spending if it wants to achieve strong and sustainable growth, according to a new report by the Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF) think tank. The report analyzed the relationships between capital spending…

Parachute16

Parachute16 Works to Develop Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

After a series of ventures he founded failed to gain traction, Ghassan Halawa finally found success with an innovative consulting firm that offers help and advice to budding entrepreneurs, Parachute16. By Nada Atieh Photography by Ala’a Al Sukhny Ghassan Halawa’s…

gdpr

GDPR: A New Dawn for Data Privacy

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will give EU citizens a much greater say over how their personal data is used. Expect the rest of the world to follow suit. In the last two weeks of May, your mailbox was…

aluminum

Venture Explains: America’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

The US government has decided to impose import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum from Europe, Mexico and Canada. Other countries, including Japan, Washington’s closest ally in Asia, are already subject to the tariffs. Why?…

entertainment

Saudi Arabia: Opening Up to Entertainment

Widespread reform in Saudi Arabia is opening up lucrative investment opportunities in the kingdom’s underdeveloped media and entertainment sector. Saudi Arabia’s debut at the Cannes Film Festival, coupled with moves to expand the number of cinemas and promote local filmmaking,…

fleet

RJ Seeks to Add 23 Planes to its Fleet – Report

Royal Jordanian is in talks with plane manufacturers to add up to 23 narrow-body aircraft to its fleet, the carrier’s CEO Stefan Pichler told The National. “We are now in the process of a fleet rollover in the short-haul ……

cloud

Solutions in the Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the arm of the tech giant that provides on-demand cloud computing, is finally eyeing the Middle East market and plans to expand its services through more offices and partners. By Dina Al Wakeel AWS  held its…

convertible

Aston Martin DB11 Volante: Versatile and Visceral

Aston Martin has delivered a truly elegant convertible grand tourer which can comfortably soak up the miles and impress on the track. By Ghaith Madadha The Aston Martin DB11 Volante, which was launched earlier this year, is an elegantly sporting…

atomic energy

JAEC says Nuclear Program Cost JD112 Million

Approximately JD112 million were spent between 2008 and 2017 on developing the Kingdom’s nuclear energy program, the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) said in a new report. A large proportion of this figure was spent on local expertise as well…