Category: News & Views

women

The Economic Argument for Working Women

It’s clear Jordan would get a huge economic boost if more women were encouraged to join its workforce. Many countries have started an initiative to introduce girls to the world of work. It involves girls visiting their parents’ place of…

refugee crisis

Jordan’s Knowledge Scorecard

An important new global knowledge index highlights the areas where Jordan is excelling and struggling. According to the first edition of the Global Knowledge Index (GKI), which was recently set up by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation…

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Solutions from Citizens

A major regional conference in Cairo highlighted how citizen-led initiatives can make a real difference when it comes to the way our cities deal with transportation challenges. In October, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Access to Knowledge for Development…

startup program

Endeavor Jordan and Silicon Badia Launch USAID-Funded Startup Program 

Endeavor Jordan and Silicon Badia last month launched a new startup program that’s backed by a $10 million USAID fund and aims to support Jordanian entrepreneurs, fund managers and angel investors. BeyondCapital will work to “leverage capital, expertise and access…

economic growth

Senior Banker Eyes Continued Global Economic Growth

With rising corporate and consumer confidence in most major economies and little upward pressure on prices, global economic growth is expected to continue, said Chief Economist and Strategist Xavier Denis at the Societe Generale private banking conference in November. The…

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France’s Groupe ADP in Talks to Buy Queen Alia International Airport Operator

French airports operator Groupe Aeroports de Paris (ADP) said it has begun exclusive negotiations to acquire Airport International Group (AIG), which runs Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA). “Groupe ADP, in consortium with Meridiam and ASMA Capital Partners B.S.C., enters…

Lada brand

Lada Returns to Jordan

The Russian automobile manufacturer AvtoVAZ has relaunched the Lada brand in Jordan after a 20-year absence. The model line up that will be featured in the new showroom will include the Vesta five-door sedan, Lada Granta, the 3-door and 5-door…

Jordanian manufacturers

EU Export Guide Launched for Jordanian Manufacturers

A new how-to guide has been launched for Jordanian manufacturers wanting to start exporting to the European Union, which recently eased its rules of origin for products made in the Kingdom as part of efforts to mitigate the impact of…

Jordan Compact

The Jordan Compact: One Year on

The Jordan Compact has no doubt helped the Kingdom better cope with the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis. But for it to truly live up to its promise, some changes will need to be made. By Shaddin Al Masri…

national drive

Jordan Targets Small Business Growth

A national drive to boost support for Jordan’s SMEs is gaining pace, spearheaded by increased access to finance and plans to garner a more business-friendly operating environment. In June the World Bank and the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) announced…