Author Archives: Dina Wakeel

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About Dina Wakeel

Dina is Venture Magazine's Senior Associate. She can be reached at dina@venture-mag.com.
the deal

The Jordan Compact: When Will the Deal Deliver?

When it was agreed back in 2016, the rules of origin offered exporters preferential access to lucrative European markets. So why have only a handful of companies in the Kingdom taken advantage of the deal so far? By Dina al…

fair tax

Transforming Taxation

Jacob Rabie, an Ernst & Young partner, discusses why a sound and fair tax policy is needed to boost investment in Jordan and Iraq. Jacob Rabie joined EY Jordan in 2010, bringing a complementary skill set to the Jordan/Iraq tax…

Development

Banking on Development

The regional head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Heike Harmgart, explains why the EBRD has pledged to invest 1 billion euros in infrastructure projects in Jordan. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) held its first annual meeting…

Reaching out: Jordan and Italy’s economic relations

Businesses are redoubling efforts to boost trade and economic relations between Jordan and Italy.  By Dina al-Wakeel Italy is one of Jordan’s most important trading partners. In 2016, Europe’s fourth largest economy exported some $800 million worth of products to…

Italy

Trade and ties between Jordan and Italy

Italy’s Ambassador to Jordan Giovanni Brauzzi considers boosting investment and trade between the two countries a top priority. He’s been urging Jordan to focus on developing specific market niches where it has a genuine competitive edge, such as its well-educated…

economic relations

Seven Decades of Trading and Talking with Turkey

Turkey and Jordan recently marked seven decades of diplomatic and economic relations. The Turkish Ambassador to Jordan believes the next 70 years will be even more fruitful. By Dina al Wakeel Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held talks with HM…

The IMF on Lifting Subsidies on Bread

IMF Opposes Lifting Bread Subsidies

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it doesn’t recommend lifting subsidies on bread in Jordan, a controversial step the government is considering in an effort to balance its budget. “The IMF does not recommend lifting bread subsidies and does not…

Entrepreneurship Envoy

America’s entrepreneurship ambassador believes startups hold the key to Jordan’s future prosperity. By Dina al-Wakeel Nina Vaca’s tech staffing company Pinnacle has been included on Inc. 5000’s list of fastest growing companies for over a decade now. It was also…

Tourism

Tourism Turnaround

The unrest in our region has frightened away many tourists over recent years. But Minister of Tourism Lina Annab now says there are tentative signs that visitor numbers are finally on the rise again. By Dina al-Wakeel Minister of Tourism…

Port of Call

The reopening of the Iraqi border in August 2017 was a significant development for many industries in Jordan. But it was of special importance to the Aqaba Container Terminal, which hopes to revive its well-earned reputation as a major gateway…