Author Archives: Venture Staff

investor interest

Capturing Investor Interest

The man responsible for boosting investor interest in Jordan is confident more FDI is on the way. According to the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ), foreign direct investment in the Kingdom increased by 7.2 percent in 2017, reaching JD1,182 billion,…

Philip Morris Jordan

The Best Investment is a Conscientious One

How Philip Morris Jordan is guaranteeing long-term, sustainable success by thinking big and giving back. Over the past decade, local and international investors have contemplated fluctuating factors, while attempting to figure out how to best capitalize on Jordan’s unique strategic…

North Korea

Venture Explains: The North Korea Peace Deal

North Korea and South Korea are discussing a peace agreement that might officially end the state of war that has technically lasted since the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice not a treaty. What do both sides want? Both…

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Hands Off the Fund

Any attempt by the government to tap the billions held by Social Security Investment Fund would have dire political consequences. After weeks of confusion and controversy, Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki publicly affirmed in April that his government does not seek…

SUV

A Multi-talented Brute

Faster and sportier than a 2.3-tonne SUV has any right to be, the new Range Rover Sport SVR is now even more composed, powerful and—yes—thuggish. Revised along with garden-variety Range Rover Sport models three years after its original launch, the…

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The Connected Home

From thermostats that can learn how you like to heat your home, to doorbells that show you who’s standing at the your front door on your smartphone, smart devices just seem to be getting smarter and smarter. Here are some…

Yahsat Delivers

Yahsat was founded in 2007 with a mission to connect people through satellite communications at an affordable price. “Social equality and economic security cannot be achieved without effective and affordable communication,” said Najat Abdulrahman, Executive Vice President of Global Strategic…

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Tunisia Strengthens Startup Scene through ‘Startup Act’

Tunisia’s parliament has just voted to adopt a groundbreaking piece of legislation that will broaden and strengthen the country’s startup community. Other Arab states should take note. While Tunisia is best known over recent years for successfully adopting a series…

HRH Prince Feisal Bin Al Hussein

HRH Prince Feisal Bin Al Hussein

HRH Prince Feisal Bin Al Hussein on the importance of SOFEX. Jordan hosted the toughest and most highly trained special forces from around the world for SOFEX again in May. In this exclusive interview, the chairman of the SOFEX board, HRH…

Middle East Car of the Year 2018

Volvo beat off some tough competition to take the top prize at the region’s premier car awards in Abu Dhabi. Volvo triumphed at the Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) in Abu Dhabi. The Swedish manufacturer’s XC60 was awarded…