Category: News

Military Meals for Microwaves

A company best known for making military food rations recently began producing a line of ready meals that everyday Jordanians can pick up from their local supermarket. The Akleh range from the Arab Ready Meals (ARM), a Malaysian-Jordanian joint venture,…

Aramex Announces Tenth Year of Record Profits

Aramex, the global logistics and transportation solutions provider, today announced its full year financial results for 2014, which was the tenth consecutive year of record profits since the company was listed on the Dubai Financial Market. The company’s 2014 full…

Russia’s Downturn Adds to Weakness in EBRD Economies

A sharp fall in the price of oil has piled pressure on an already fragile Russia, and is hitting growth in energy exporters and other emerging nations with close links to eastern Europe’s largest economy, according to the EBRD’s latest…

Keep Diversifying Energy – First Solar

US photovoltaic company First Solar, which plans to build one of the region’s biggest solar power plants in southern Jordan, said recent major oil price fluctuations mean it’s vital for states in the region to continue diversifying their energy sources….

EBRD: Firms Need Greater Government Help

Jordanian firms need more government support to overcome challenges holding back greater competitiveness and innovation, including lack of access to finance, corruption, skill shortages, and over-burdensome taxes, according to a major new report from the European Bank for Reconstruction and…

Crowdfunding Aids Gaza Accelerator

A crowdfunding campaign aiming to save Gaza’s only technology accelerator from closure looks set to end this month with its original funding target of $70,000 oversubscribed by 150 percent. The campaign was launched in November on the Indiegogo crowdfunding website…

Tamatem Hits Six Million Downloads

The runaway success of a mobile game featuring a food delivery guy racing around the potholed streets of Amman recently helped Jordanian games publisher Tamatem to hit the six million download mark. Tamatem said its King of Delivery game, which…

Low Rise to High Rise?

In an effort to prevent Amman from inefficiently sprawling outwards as its population soars, city planners are considering allowing apartment buildings in the capital to rise to six floors from the current four. GAM said it might amend long-established building…

An Animated Discussion

Animation studios from across the region gathered for a special session at last month’s MENA ICT forum in Amman to discuss the challenges facing their industry, which include a paucity of investment, high operating costs, poor promotional channels, and a…

Bayt’s Ataya: Startups are Key Job Creators

The only way the region can overcome its pressing unemployment challenge is if the startup scene takes off. That was the message Bayt.com Founder and CEO Rabea Ataya had to give to a group of aspiring entrepreneurs at last month’s Startup…