Author Archives: Dina Wakeel

About Dina Wakeel

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

Aramex Launches Aramex Thailand

Aramex, the leading global logistics and transportation solutions provider, announced its joint venture with Leo Global Logistics, a prominent logistics service provider in Thailand. The newly launched Aramex Thailand will strengthen Aramex’s Asia-Pacific proposition, building on the company’s owned operations…

Yemeksepeti Gobbles Up ifood.jo

Turkish online food ordering company Yemeksepeti has bought a majority stake in ifood.jo, the fast growing Jordanian startup offering the same sort of service. Set up by Zeid Husban and Omar Akel in January 2012, ifood.jo provides restaurants with instant…

Freeing up the Fuel Market

Breaking Jordan’s fuel market monopoly was seen by many as a bold and necessary move. But besides the appearance of some modern, pristinely maintained gas stations, when are motorists likely to see the other promised benefits of the sector’s liberalization?…

Beecell and a Changing Tech World

Beecell shows how mobile value-added services providers can stay relevant in a fast-evolving technology market. By Dina al-Wakeel  Gone are the days when we just used our mobile phones to send and receive SMS and MMS messages. On-the-go broadband technology…

EBRD: Jordan’s Long-term Development

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is fast shaping up to be a major supporter of Jordan’s economy, having sunk no less than $260 million into a variety of projects over the two years it’s been operating in…

Jordan and the Iraqi Predicament

Editor’s letter Dina al-Wakeel While Jordan has so far thankfully managed to insulate itself from the violence engulfing its neighbors, the Kingdom’s economy has still taken a hit. According to sources, exports to Iraq, Jordan’s number one trading partner, dropped…

Shams Ma’an Start Date Announced

Construction of the Shams Ma’an project, a 52.5 MW photovoltaic (PV) power plant, is set to start at the beginning of 2015, with electricity expected to start flowing by early 2016. The $160 million facility will deliver 160 million kWh…

Citibank – 40 Years in Jordan

Citi is marking its fortieth year of operating in Jordan. The Kingdom’s important banking sector has changed a great deal over this time, but the financial giant appears to have adapted and thrived under the most challenging of circumstances. By…

Tapping Gaza’s Gas

Finally taking the lead and thinking ahead to solve its energy issues, the Jordanian government is taking a stab at Gaza and Cyprus’s offshore gas reserves. Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Mohammad Hamed said the agreement, which is yet…

The Lure of Easy Money

Editor’s letter- Dina al-Wakeel In a blatant challenge to Western nations that have long dominated the global financial system, the BRICS emerging economics have decided to establish their own $50 billion development bank. Noble as the idea may be, its…