Author Archives: Jane Hosking

Networking and Business Communication Apps

By Jane Hosking Quality communication within and beyond the workplace is key to a successful company and career. Here are five apps to help you grow your professional network and interact better with colleagues. Slack Slack is the team communication…

Setting Sail for Luxury

The Dubai International Boat Show is a highlight of the international boating calendar. Whether you’re buying or just there to browse, the five-day show provides an experience like no other. By Jane Hosking While only a short flight away, the…

Speaking Up

Public speaking can be intimidating for even the most confident of us. But there are ways to make it easier. By Jane Hosking The thought of standing up in front of a crowd can evoke feelings of dread and fear in…

Half of Syrian Refugee Children out of School – Report

Almost half of Syrian refugee children in the region are not receiving any form of education, according to a recent report by Save the Children. The report also revealed that school enrollment within Syria had fallen from 95 percent to…

Timeless Timepieces

Officine Panerai is confident its luxury timepieces face no threat from smartwatches. By Jane Hosking By creating a $17,000 edition of its new tech-laden timepiece, Apple is making an audacious grab at the multimillion dollar luxury watch market. But Officine…

Approval Opens Door to Greater Crowdfunding Opportunities

Dubai-based crowdfunding platform Eureeca has just received regulatory approval from the UK’s powerful Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which should give a major boost to Jordanian startups and early-stage businesses seeking investment. The FCA approval means Jordanian companies will be in…

New Traffic Cameras Making Roads Safer – GAM

Despite their unpopularity with motorists, GAM said there’s clear evidence the recent installment of 22 new traffic cameras around Amman is making the capital’s roads safer. In their first day of operation last month, the new cameras, which include five…

Apps to Boost your Productivity

By Jane Hosking Being at your productive best can be a challenge, especially if you work in a fast-paced and high-pressure line of work. Here are five apps to help you become more organized and efficient. Wunderlist       …

Jordan’s Top Businesswomen: Hana al Nasser Malhas

This feature is part of a series highlighting some of the most prominent Jordanian businesswomen who managed to climb to the top of the corporate ladder in their respective fields in the Kingdom. Cofounder and Principal of Al Mashrek International School Being married at…

Maersk Launches New Service through Aqaba

Denmark’s Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, is promising Jordanian companies faster and easier access to global markets with the launch of a new service that directly connects Aqaba to South India and the Western Mediterranean. With its…