Category: Features

French

French Companies Dominating the Global Market

With almost $2 billion invested in Jordan’s economy, French giants like Orange and Total continue to play a crucial role in tnations, growth. French investments can be found in virtually all sectors in Jordan, from aviation to telecoms, to energy…

relief

Relief and Development: Ending the Zero-Sum Myth

Is it possible to economically empower both Jordanians and Syrian refugees? Two leading relief agencies believe so. By Brian E. Frydenborg Sadly, as 2018 opened, the world looked on yet another consecutive year of record displacement, with a staggering 68.5…

deal

Making the Deal Work

A senior EU official believes Jordan still hasn’t fully taken advantage of the relaxed rules of origin deal it signed with world’s largest trading bloc. In 2015, Jordan suggested a specific mechanism that would help it navigate through the difficult…

fake news

Fighting Fake News

The world’s biggest fact-checking website aims to contribute to global conversations by helping people distinguish between fake news. Established in 2006, PolitiFact rates the accuracy of statements given by officials in the United States. Although it produces an average of…

customer experience

Are companies equipped to excel in customer experience?

Living in this new digitally driven age has presented both businesses and consumers with more challenges and more opportunities. With customers bombarded by the chaos of thousands of brands daily, the core test remains; differentiation through service excellence (customer experience)….

Sharpe ratio

Sharpe Ratios Of Jordanian SME Loans

Some casual critics, the idea of investment returns seems somehow unfair: investors, they take it, are being paid for already having money. More sophisticated observers realize that, in fact, what investors are compensated for is taking risk — that is,…

KABS

KABS FIT FACTORY

At KABS, excellence is in the details: we take a well-rounded approach to health and wellness, prioritizing all aspects of nutrition and fitness through a rich, in-depth understanding of the science and principles that underlie good health. This approach includes…

Pharma

Pharma Move Forward

Regional competition is forcing Jordan’s pharmaceutical firms to up their game. By Nada Atieh  Jordan’s pharmaceutical sector isn’t the biggest in the Middle East, but the head of the Jordanian Association for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Salah Mawajdeh, said it stands out…

protests

Where Do We Go From Here?

Following a wave of protests over IMF-driven austerity measures, the need to find a path out of Jordan’s economic morass has taken on a new urgency. By Dina Al Wakeel Photography by Ala’a Al Sukhni  A western diplomat perfectly summed…

CFA Society

CFA Society, the gold standard in the financial services industry

You may have seen the CFA letters at the end of names of people you have dealt with professionally, but do you know what they stand for? The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential is held by over 150,000 professionals around…