Category: Features

Prepare for the Internet of Things

The coming leap in Machine-to-Machine communication will change our lives.  By Elisa Oddone Jordan is gearing up for another digital revolution. Home appliances, hospital equipment, and car control panels managed by smartphone apps and sensors used to be the stuff…

Champions of Change: Jordan’s Social Entrepreneurs

A growing number of passionate and resourceful Jordanians are setting up social enterprises in a bid to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing their society. By Dina al-Wakeel As CSR programs become more popular worldwide with more and…

The Transporter

Ayman Smadi, GAM’s veteran transit chief, says the newly reinvigorated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project is just one of the many examples of how the city is finally facing up to its huge transport challenges. By Laith Abou-Ragheb After years…

Syrian Refugees: Should they Work?

With no quick end in sight for the Syrian conflict, pressure is growing on Jordan to allow refugees greater access to its job market. But such a move is likely to be fraught with social and economic complications. By Elisa…

A Necessary Loan

As Jordan’s $2 billion dollar stand-by arrangement with the world’s lender of last resort comes to an end, the International Monetary Fund’s mission chief for Jordan Kristina Kostial said the Kingdom has by and large stuck to its promise of…

Lending to the Little Guy

The growth of small and medium businesses continues to be hindered by a lack of access to finance. But could recent initiatives change this? By Jane Hosking Growing an SME without access to finance is no easy task. Just ask…

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QAIA: Flying High

In the space of a few years, Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) went from being one of the region’s worst regarded aviation hubs to one of its best. How did they do it? Earlier this year, QAIA was voted the…

Venture: Available in Stores

In this issue of Venture Magazine:   A Necessary Loan Despite praising the country for a string of bold economic reforms, the IMF mission chief for Jordan expects Amman to further tackle its chronic public debt and unemployment.   Syrian…

Easing Investment in Iraq

Momentum seems to be building behind Khaled Kanaan’s ambitious plan to break down barriers of entry into Iraq to promote greater cross-border trade, investment, and cooperation. But the prominent Jordanian businessman admitted that convincing more of his peers to bet…

Uber app

Uber Arrives in Amman

Uber recently launched its massively in-demand smartphone app in Amman, allowing passengers in the capital to hail a ride at the touch of a button. But will it encounter the same resistance as it has elsewhere? And with several other…