Author Archives: Jane Hosking

QRCE: A Decade of Startup Support

The Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE) is marking its tenth anniversary by taking stock of past achievements and preparing for a future packed with exciting new ideas to develop. By Jane Hosking The QRCE, based out of Princess Sumaya…

Into the Deep: Freediving in Aqaba

Some consider freediving to be too risky. But if taught properly, this seemingly extreme sport can be truly exhilarating. By Jane Hosking To most people, the idea of diving deep underwater for lengthy periods of time without scuba gear sounds…

Fund Activates JD25 Million for Renewable Energy Projects

The Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund (JREEEF) said it has given the green light for the disbursement of JD25 million to provide financial and technical assistance to sustainable energy projects through to 2018. The fund, which is a branch…

Millennium Development Goals Help Lift 1 Billion Out of Poverty

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals have managed to lift 1 billion people out of extreme poverty, according to a UN report released last month, which assessed the effectiveness of the 15-year strategy. Initiated in the year 2000, the eight…

Valuing Good HR

Despite the vital role it can play in contributing to a company’s growth and development, human resource management still seems underappreciated in Jordan’s corporate culture.  By Jane Hosking Generous maternity and paternity leave, an endless supply of free gourmet food,…

Cozmo: Shopping for Success

With the opening of a major new branch in Amman’s Taj Mall, Cozmo is forging ahead with an expansion plan that aims to cement its position as one of Jordan’s leading supermarket chains. By Jane Hosking Photography by Alaa’ al-Sukhny…

Hikma Acquires Roxane Laboratories

In a move that is set to transform its position in the US generics market, Hikma Pharmaceuticals has announced that it is acquiring Roxane Laboratories for JD1.88 billion ($2.65 billion) in cash and stock. Hikma, which was one of a number…

The Work Place 2.0

Deloitte Jordan says companies must learn to navigate a new world of work. By Jane Hosking Earlier this year Deloitte published its Human Capital Trends 2015 report, which examines how workforces around the world are evolving. Karim Nabulsi, Deloitte Jordan’s…

Travel Apps

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, these five apps will take the hassle and stress out of planning your trip so you can enjoy your time on the road. By Jane Hosking Travefy There are few better ways to…

Endeavor Chairman Calls for Creative Industry Body

While Jordan isn’t lacking in creative talent, attracting investment for media and art business ventures is no easy task. In order to grow the Kingdom’s creative economy, an industry body is needed to fight its corner, said Ali al-Husry, chairman…