Author Archives: Venture Staff

waragami

The EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Celebrating Excellence

Three Jordanian business owners have received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award at a prestigious annual award ceremony organized by the global consultancy EY. For over 30 years, the consultancy EY, which was previously known as Ernst and Young,…

roundtable discussions

Endeavor Holds Startup Finance Roundtable

Endeavor Jordan held the first in a series of roundtable discussions between banks and entrepreneurs last month in an attempt to find new ways of financing startups in Jordan’s historically risk-averse lending culture. Financial institutions in Jordan and the wider…

foreign patients

PHA Blames Government Visa Rules for Plunging Medical Tourism Numbers

The number of foreign patients visiting Jordan for treatment slumped by 40 percent over 2016 and 2017 due to stricter visa rules imposed by the government, the head of the Private Hospitals Association told The Jordan Times. “In 2015, the…

FCC

Venture Explains: The FCC’s decision to ditch net neutrality

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently voted along political party lines to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open Internet—a concept known as net neutrality. What is net neutrality? It’s the belief that all web…

Angela

Achtung Angela

Surprise election results have thrown Germany’s usually staid political scene into chaos and raised questions about the future of Angela Merkel’s leadership. Fiercely moral. Shrewd political survivor. Cool-headed pragmatist. This is how some have described Angela Merkel, the incumbent German…

Airport International Group

Airport International Group: Second Decade of Success

CEO Kjeld Binger, leads Airport International Group into a 2nd decade of success.  Airport International Group is marking a decade of managing Jordan’s prime gateway to the world, Queen Alia International Airport. Since assuming responsibility for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation…

The Smartest Smartphones

There are a number of excellent handsets on the market at the moment. We review four of the smartest smartphones here. Apple iPhone X www.apple.com Apple’s latest range-topping iPhone is shaping up to be a big hit with consumers, despite…

index

ASE Edges Up Despite Financial Index Drag

By Zain Majali The General Index appreciated by 0.19 percent during the period to close at 2,100 points. However, it remains 3.24 percent lower compared to its close of last year, and 2.22 percent lower compared to its levels during…

journalism

Fighting Fake News

Independent and accurate journalism has always been hard to come by in our part of the world. But thanks to work of Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), the tide is finally turning. By Rana Sabbagh It’s not often these…

Isuzu

A Promising Partnership

Regional vice president of Isuzu aims to build on the strong momentum his automotive brand has built up over recent years. By Ghaith Madadha Isuzu Motors is one of the world’s oldest automotive brands and a leading light and medium…