Category: Features

A Working Solution

As part of efforts to ease the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis, the Zaatari refugee camp has just hosted its first job fair. By Nada Atieh When Ahmad Qasim Ahmad and his family settled in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp…

Milan and the Print4All Conference Offers a New Spin on Printing

With Milan and the Print4All Conference, printing has a new perspective. From the city capital of the Lombardy Region in Northern Italy, Milan hosted the 2017 edition of the prolific Print4All Conference. In cooperation with the Italian Trade Agency in Amman, Jordan,…

Recalibrating the Economy

Given Jordan has a well-educated labor force, why is its GDP so low, why does it struggle to add economic value, and why does it have a chronic trade deficit? By Laith al Qassem Typically, the higher the level of…

shipping

All At Sea

Nadia Shahin, general manager at Amin Kawar & Sons Co., talks about Jordan’s shipping industry, its potential, and global trends. How has the shipping industry been in the past few years? By all accounts, shipping is in a state of…

Tourism

Tourism Turnaround

The unrest in our region has frightened away many tourists over recent years. But Minister of Tourism Lina Annab now says there are tentative signs that visitor numbers are finally on the rise again. By Dina al-Wakeel Minister of Tourism…

Port of Call

The reopening of the Iraqi border is a significant development for many industries in Jordan. But it is of special importance to the Aqaba Container Terminal, which hopes to revive its well-earned reputation as a major gateway for goods destined…

Printing

Milan and the Print4All Conference offers a new spin on printing

Milan and the Print4All Conference offers a new spin on printing Milan, the capital of the Lombardy Region in Northern Italy, hosted the 2017 edition of the prolific Print4All Conference offering a new spin on printing. In cooperation with the…

Is Britian Worse off with Brexit?

Britain’s exit from the European Union has been a tale of two halves. A satisfactory economic performance following the shock referendum result have gradually given way to a slowdown. The uncertainty of the UK’s future both economically and politically does…

Lessons in Development

Thailand is an economic powerhouse that’s eager to share its development know-how with Jordan. Renowned for its sandy beaches, ornate temples, and hospitable people, Thailand is a destination that many seasoned travelers return to again and again. But on a…