Author Archives: Jane Hosking

Food Prices to Drop by 20 to 30 percent – JCC

Food prices in Jordan are projected to decline this year by 20 to 30 percent, according to Raed Hamadeh, the food sector representative at the Jordan Chamber of Commerce (JCC). The price drop, which is largely due to the decline…

Jordan’s Top Businesswomen: Meisa Batayneh

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. Founder and Principal Architect at Maisam Architects and Engineers Meisa Batayneh…

Apps for Working-on-the-Go

Working out of the office or across different locations can be fraught with frustrations. But these five apps should help you become more organized to get your work done regardless of your location. By Jane Hosking LogMeIn Ever forget to bring…

Sweet Startup Success

This article appeared in the May, 2014 edition of Venture.   Jordanians can’t seem to get enough of the tasty homemade treats meticulously crafted by a new wave of Internet savvy startups. By Jane Hosking Three Jordanian startups have seen incredible…

Cash Subsidies Missing the Mark – Report

A significant number of poor Jordanian households are losing out because the targeting mechanism for the Kingdom’s cash subsidy program isn’t accurate enough, an Identity Center report said. The report by the development think tank found that the targeting method,…

Developing A Facebook Strategy

Facebook is one of the most useful tools in marketing. But is your company making the best use of it? By Jane Hosking Many companies have a Facebook presence, but according to social media consultant and trainer Khaled ElAhmad, few…

The Kingdom’s Shop

This article appeared in the May, 2014 edition of Venture.   From and handicrafts, to armored cars and military figurines, Urdon Shop aims to champion a huge range of Jordanian-made products. By Jane Hosking It was three years in the making,…

A Crisis Costing Billions

The Syrian civil war, coupled with the spread of ISIS, has so far cost countries in the region over $33 billion, according to a World Bank report. The policy research working paper quantifies the direct and indirect economic impact of…

Syrian Crisis: Finding the Funds

The United Nations recently issued its biggest ever humanitarian appeal for Syria. But with signs of donor fatigue setting in, what chance is there for the UN to find the billions of dollars needed to help the many displaced Syrians…

Altibbi: A Website in Good Health

Altibbi has risen from modest beginnings to become the region’s number one health website. By Jane Hosking The origins of Altibbi can be traced back to a hefty medical dictionary sitting on a shelf in the Amman office of Jalil…