Author Archives: Venture Staff

UnionPay

Middle East Payment Services Now Accepting UnionPay Cards in Jordan

Bolstering its international standing in the field of secure electronic payment services, Middle East Payment Services (MEPS) – a consortium of elite local and regional banks that serves as a leading, innovative payment services provider in the Middle East –…

Hacking Habits

The hyper-complexities of today’s interconnected world require us to adapt to life’s changing contexts and grow in meaningful ways to actualize our potential. This in turn requires objective examination of our habits, especially the negative patterns of thought and behavior….

Crowne Plaza

Crowne Plaza Dead Sea Resort Restaurant Reopens

Crowne Plaza’s Dead Sea Resort & Spa Reopens Burj Al Hamam Restaurant with Breathtaking Panoramic Views. Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa, part of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), has announced the reopening of Burj Al Hamam Restaurant, which…

NCR Corporation

Samsung Electronics announces strategic alliance with NCR Corporation

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., announced a strategic alliance with NCR Corporation, the Telecom & Technology Group. Under the terms of the agreement, NCR, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, will support Samsung’s strategy to accelerate growth in its printing…

Identity Center Report, Investment

Depsite Reforms, Jordan Still Failing Investors – Report

Even though it’s made encouraging moves to attract greater FDI over recent years, such as the introduction of the 2014 Investment Law, Jordan still isn’t doing enough to develop an investor-friendly business environment, a new report by the Identity Center…

The London Conference for Syrian Refugees

Rethinking Relief

As part of efforts to make the Syrian refugee response more sustainable, the WANA Institute is throwing its weight behind a plan that promises to create thousands of jobs for Syrians and help develop Jordan’s economy at the same time. …

tax

Too Much of a Good Thing

An over reliance on foreign aid has allowed successive governments to put off taking the tough steps needed to create a truly sustainable economy. For the sake of Jordan’s future, this has to change. By Laith al-Qasem Jordan is a…

Deloitte: Innovation and growth top for CIOs, not mirrored in strategy

Global CIOs cite innovation and growth as top business priorities, yet 84 percent of IT budgets are spent on running day-to-day operations and incremental change, according to Deloitte’s “2015 Global CIO Survey: Creating legacy”. At a time when new business…

Tourism Drive Reaping Results

Jordan’s struggling tourism industry appears to have begun benefiting from a package of measures introduced last year that aimed to entice first time holidaymakers to the Kingdom and win back repeat visitors, particularly from the Gulf. Thanks to its abundance…