Category: Features

Women of Jordan

Women of Jordan: Doha Abdel Khaleq

Women of Jordan! Doha Abdel Khaleq is the cofounder and executive partner of Eskadenia, a software company. She previously served as the regional director for legal affairs for telecoms giant Ericsson in Beirut and a legal counsel in Beijing, Shanghai…

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Women of Jordan: The women making a difference in Jordan

Women of Jordan! Ever since its inception, International Women’s History Month has strived to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It marks a clear call to action for speeding up gender parity around the world. Even…

Entrepreneurship: Arabia Weather

Welcome to a new episode of Al-Mo’asher (المؤشر) in which we will go on a journey into clear skies to Arabia Weather. The journey of “Arabia Weather” is a special one in the world of entrepreneurship. Nevertheless, the company faced…

Reaching out: Jordan and Italy’s economic relations

Businesses are redoubling efforts to boost trade and economic relations between Jordan and Italy.  By Dina al-Wakeel Italy is one of Jordan’s most important trading partners. In 2016, Europe’s fourth largest economy exported some $800 million worth of products to…

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…

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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…