Author Archives: Venture Staff

investment climate

The Journal: 2018 Investment Climate

Jordan’s economy and investment climate has been shaken over recent years by unrest in neighboring Iraq and Syria, spiralling unemployment, a debt-to-GDP ratio of 95 percent, and a series of IMF-backed subsidy cuts and tax rises. All this while vital…

A Sit-down with Hamdi Tabbaa

Our guest today, Hamdi Tabbaa, held many positions. He was the former Minister of Industry, Trade and supply, a member of the Senate several times and today, heads the Federation of Arab Businessmen and The Jordanian Businessmen Association. Your Excellency, I…

The Founding of Al-Hudhud

Our guest in Women in Business, Shaima’ Al-Bishtawi, believes that respect is exchanged through language. That’s why she created Al-Hudhud, a creative content company to teach children Arabic. Al-Hudhud was founded in 2011 by Shaima’ Al-Bishtawi and her business partner, Engineer…

cut flower sector

Cut flower sector: From bloom to bust

Jordan’s cut flower sector has enjoyed double-digit growth over the past decade. But this success is being threatened by new tax hikes affecting consumer spending, in addition to increasingly fierce competition from African growers. By Celine Alkhaldi Rows of red…

The State of the Agricultural Sector in Jordan

The agricultural sector is considered one of the most important sectors contributing to Jordan’s economy. It’s importance is not only limited to creating farming jobs. It contributes to the Kingdom’s exports and GDP. What is the state of the Jordanian…

independence

Breaking Away

Over many years, cultural, language and political differences have led citizenries of various countries to seek independence from their ruling governments. But could these new states survive economically? By Dina Marto Separatist movements are largely motivated by the politics of…

Driving Inflation Down

The Jordanian citizen today is preoccupied with the increased price levels of goods and services or the high cost of living, which is scientifically known as inflation and that is the file we’re discussing on today’s episode. Inflation is the…

Disney

Jobedu Launches Merchandise Collaboration with Disney and Warner Bros.

In the first tie-up of its kind in the region, Jordanian lifestyle and streetwear brand, Jobedu, is collaborating with Disney and Warner Bros. to produce merchandise featuring some of the entertainment giants’ most iconic characters. As the first cobranding partner…

Global Globitel

Globitel is a leading Jordanian company in the communications field. It started operating in 1996 to provide solutions for telecom service providers. Globitel is a leading Jordanian company founded in 1996 by Sharif Al-Nabulsi and his colleague Samer Halawa to…

Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered: Banking on Jordan’s future

The regional CEO of Standard Chartered says his bank is in Jordan for the long haul. One of the UK’s biggest banks, Standard Chartered entered Jordan’s banking sector in 2000 when it acquired ANZ Grindlays’ operations in the Kingdom. Standard…