Category: Features

Freeing up the Fuel Market

Breaking Jordan’s fuel market monopoly was seen by many as a bold and necessary move. But besides the appearance of some modern, pristinely maintained gas stations, when are motorists likely to see the other promised benefits of the sector’s liberalization?…

Refugee Relief: Business on Board

Once hesitant, the private sector is now increasingly willing to help aid agencies respond to the Syrian refugee crisis. By Jane Hosking A new role is gradually emerging for the private sector in efforts to deal with the Syrian refugee…

The Brotherhood’s Economic Plan

With the release of a 500-page manifesto aimed at solving Jordan’s economic problems, the Muslim Brotherhood wants to be known for more than just its efforts to Islamize the society. But how convincing is its economic vision? By Elisa Oddone…

Amman Stock Exchange: Boom to Bust

The madness of Jordan’s stock market gold rush is the focus of a new book by the celebrated economic journalist, Yousef Damra. By Sadad Talhouni The spectacular rise and fall of the Amman Stock Exchange is a fast-fading memory for…

Citibank – 40 Years in Jordan

Citi is marking its fortieth year of operating in Jordan. The Kingdom’s important banking sector has changed a great deal over this time, but the financial giant appears to have adapted and thrived under the most challenging of circumstances. By…

8 Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Wish your staff were more productive? There are many strategies you can use to increase their motivation to get more done. By Jane Hosking Isn’t it the job of employees to just focus on their work and get things done?…

Spreading E-commerce with ShopGo

While ShopGo is finding great success helping Jordan’s offline merchants make the leap to the world of online retail, the young company’s founder and CEO now has his sights on creating innovative e-commerce solutions for the rest of the developing…

Religious Tourism: a Sector’s Salvation?

Pope Francis’ recent trip to Jordan showcased to the world the important role that the Kingdom has played in the rich history of the Holy Land. The benefits of attracting more of the world’s faithful to visit Jordan’s many religious…

Water Warning

Jordan’s thirsty agricultural sector must dramatically boost its water efficiency to prevent the Kingdom’s vital groundwater basins from drying up. But this will be easier said than done. By Laith Abou-Ragheb A few days of heavy rainfall at the tail…

Feeding Jordan Well

It‘s becoming harder and harder to get enough of the right foods into Jordanian mouths. By Elisa Oddone Jordan has made substantial health gains over the past two decades, including increases in life expectancy and reductions in child mortality and…