Author Archives: Venture Staff

Fairmont Amman: Redefining Elegance

From its stunning marble–lined lobby, to it magnificent chandeliers that seem to hang in every corner of the hotel, Fairmont Amman oozes elegance and a sense of modern grandeur. One of the three five-star hotels now located on Amman’s Fifth…

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The Complete RS5 Coupe

Audi gives its two-door GT cruiser the RS5 Coupe treatment with scintillating results. By Ghaith Madadha Built to the same basic formidable four-wheel-drive formula as the original Quattro, the new RS5 Coupe competes with similar rear-drive based rivals from BMW…

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French Companies Dominating the Global Market

With almost $2 billion invested in Jordan’s economy, French giants like Orange and Total continue to play a crucial role in tnations, growth. French investments can be found in virtually all sectors in Jordan, from aviation to telecoms, to energy…

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Relief and Development: Ending the Zero-Sum Myth

Is it possible to economically empower both Jordanians and Syrian refugees? Two leading relief agencies believe so. By Brian E. Frydenborg Sadly, as 2018 opened, the world looked on yet another consecutive year of record displacement, with a staggering 68.5…

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Rise of On Demand Insurance and Services

Thanks to new tech innovations, on demand insurance and other services have branched out into industries beyond entertainment and transportation. Customers can now purchase them via a mobile app. By Rae Steinbach It’s easy to understand why on demand insurance…

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Refugee Response Plan Only 7 percent Funded

Only 7.3 percent of the $2.5 billion Jordan requires for its 2018-2020 Syrian refugee response plan have so far been secured, according to Jordan Response Platform for the Syria Crisis. In total, the international community pledged $7.8 billion in grants…

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Towards a New Social Contract

The peaceful protests that swept the nation for a few heady days in mid-summer have sparked a real desire to change the Jordanian societal Contract. The most important observation to be made about the recent spontaneous eruption of anti-austerity protests…

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Venture Explains: Qatar’s Winter World Cup

No sooner have we recovered from the excitement of this summer’s World Cup in Russia, than FIFA President Gianni Infantino has gone and confirmed dates for the tournament being held in Qatar in 2022, announcing it will be played from…

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Jordan Climbs Digital Competitiveness Table

Jordan rose 11 spots to forty-fifth place in the second edition of a global digital competitiveness report. The IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2018 said Jordan’s improved ranking came as a result of the country’s overall transition into a more…

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Minister of Tourism Eyes Doubling of Tourism Receipts by 2022

Jordan could double its tourism receipts by 2022 if the sector manages to continue growing annually by 10 to 15 percent, Minister of Tourism Lina Annab said. “That’s very doable. It’s realistic and ambitious,” Annab told Venture on the sidelines…