Author Archives: Venture Staff

President Trump

President Trump Places Tariffs on Top Trading Partners

Late last week, President Trump announced that he would place conditional tariffs on all Mexican goods. If Mexico does not make additional efforts to stem the flow of migrants to the U.S.-Mexico border, President Trump has threatened to enact a…

Music

A Jordanian-Musical Prodigy

Karim Said was born in Amman, Jordan in 1988. At the age of 11, he moved to, London, England to study piano, composition, and conducting in Purcell School of Music and later at the Royal Academy of Music. He received…

Website

Bridging cross-cultural communications, France launches Arabic Website

The new Arabic website: France.fr is designed to inspire visitors and create the immediate desire to travel and enjoy experiences across France and its territories. With the goal of welcoming 100 million tourists to France by 2020, the Arabic version…

job

THE ENTREPRENEUR – Step Three

THE ROAD TO RICHES: A 10-step entrepreneur blueprint to wealth by the Entrepreneur Abdallah Abu Sheikh. LESSON THREE: ABANDON THE SAFETY NET As an entrepreneur the most dangerous advice you can get is “go to school, get good grades and…

Mining

Saudi Arabia Mining Sector Expands Amid Push for Private Investment

Efforts to encourage greater private sector participation have coincided with strong growth in Saudi Arabia’s mining sector, a key part of the country’s diversification strategy and a prominent driver of broader economic expansion. Mining grew by 6.3 percent year-on-year (y-o-y)…

Riches

THE ENTREPRENEUR – Step One

THE ROAD TO RICHES: A 10-step entrepreneur blueprint to wealth by the Entrepreneur Abdallah Abu Sheikh. The Entrepreneur: It is a fact of life that money is one of the mediums through which earthly success is measured. We also know…

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…