Category: Features

Great Wall of China

Getting China Back on Track

Significant restructuring and rebalancing of China’s underperforming economy is needed before the country sneezes and we all catch a cold. China’s economy, long a reliable source of growth, has been experiencing a wave of economic difficulties that has created uncertainty…

Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA)

QAIA: Ready for Lift Off

Now that the second phase of the multimillion-dollar project to expand Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) is complete, Jordan’s main gateway to the world will be able to smoothly handle rising traffic demand for years to come. By Laith Abou-Ragheb…

Mohammad Alayyan, Founder of al Ghad

Al Ghad Looks to Tomorrow

As Al Ghad marks its 12-year anniversary, the owner of Jordan’s most popular independent newspaper remains upbeat about the title’s future in a fast changing media landscape marked by declining ad sales and readership. By Dina Al Wakeel Mohammad Alayyan…

A Statesman Speaks

Marwan Muasher isn’t waiting for change to be instigated from the top. He’s building a constituency on the ground that will push for it. By Abdul-Wahab Kayyali To Jordanians of all stripes, Marwan Muasher hardly needs an introduction. The former…

Iraqi Business Council President Majid Alsadi

In for the Long Haul

Despite cross-border trade disruptions and taxation worries, Iraqi Business Council President Majid Alsadi believes that Jordan remains an attractive long-term investment bet for his members. By Dina Al-Wakeel With investments worth over $14 billion spread across multiple sectors, it’s hard to…

Wael al Qadi, Bristol Rovers Owner

Buying into the Beautiful Game

Until recently, Wael al Qadi’s family was best known for founding the Arab Jordan Investment Bank (AJIB). But now they’ve joined the elite ranks of business figures from our region to own a team in the multi-billion dollar English Football…

IFA Berlin

Technology as an Integrated Lifestyle

This month’s IFA Berlin trade show is sure to host a wealth of stand-out products. But the most promising new innovations will be those that can blend in. Technology, like fashion, often seems to jump from trend to trend faster than…

Pella Pharmaceuticals CEO Abeer Obeidat

Pella Pharmaceutical: Branching Out

After finding success locally, Jordanian skincare company Pella Pharmaceuticals is now aiming to expand further into foreign markets with its Derma product line. By Rebecca Irvine The pharmaceutical industry in Jordan is a strong one. You only need to look…

Jordan Gate

Resurrecting Jordan Gate

After a delay lasting years, work is finally set to resume this month on Amman’s Jordan Gate. But critics of the controversial mega project still question whether it should have left the drawing board. By Laith Abou-Ragheb Work on the…

Jordan Kuwait Bank: The Road Ahead

In an exclusive one-on-one, Jordan Kuwait Bank Chairman Abdul Karim Kabariti outlines his bank’s strengths and weaknesses, and explains how he plans to take the Kingdom’s third largest lender to the next level. By Dina Al-Wakeel Under the 20-year stewardship…