Category: Features

Italy

Trade and ties between Jordan and Italy

Italy’s Ambassador to Jordan Giovanni Brauzzi considers boosting investment and trade between the two countries a top priority. He’s been urging Jordan to focus on developing specific market niches where it has a genuine competitive edge, such as its well-educated…

best countries

Best Countries Report – 2018

Switzerland is the best country in the world, Justin Trudeau and Angela Merkel are viewed as the most respected world leaders and Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are the least respected on a global stage, according to the 2018 Best Countries Report.  Switzerland…

importers

Food producers and importers say tax hikes are hard to swallow

Food producers and importers are worried about the impact recent tax rises will have on their sector.   Tax revenues are growing at a slower rate than the GDP and that means trouble for the Jordanian economy. Public debt has…

BR Communications

Communicating Within and Beyond Lebanon’s Business Environment

BR Communications advises SMEs and other business organizations to “be heard.” The business climate in Lebanon has seen its fair share of ebbs and flows: it is hard environment in which to do business, not only because of economic, political,…

workers

Valuing Workers Wherever They’re From

We must not forget that migrant workers and refugees have much to contribute to Jordan’s economy.  By Patrick Daru On December 18, the world marked International Migrants Day–a moment to celebrate the contributions of migrant workers to our economies and…

Reevaluating the Grey Economy for Refugees

The ILO and the Syrian Conflict: Finding Working Solutions

Even though the Syrian conflict seems to be finally drawing to a close, the UN’s International Labour Organization believes it will be dealing with the human fallout of the fighting for years to come.  By Dina al-Wakeel Since the eruption…

waragami

Waragami: Recipient of EY Entreprepreneur Award

Laith Abu Taleb and Aysha Salman managed to fulfil most people’s dreams by turning a hobby into a full-time job, Waragami. During their time at university together, both Abu Taleb and Salman enjoyed the Japanese art of paper folding, origami,…

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The EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Celebrating Excellence

Three Jordanian business owners have received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award at a prestigious annual award ceremony organized by the global consultancy EY. For over 30 years, the consultancy EY, which was previously known as Ernst and Young,…

airlines

Airlines Navigate Changing Skies

Airlines in the region are having to adapt to growing competition and high customer expectations. By Nada Atieh Air connectivity in the region has grown dramatically over recent years, with the number of city pairs rising from nearly 200 in…