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Brand New Parliament, Same Old Challenges

When they’re sworn in later this month, Jordan’s newly-elected parliamentarians will face the same economic problems that bedeviled their predecessors. By Khalid W. Wazani By the end of this month a new parliament will be starting a new chapter in…

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Game Over for Online Extremism?

As well as steadily losing territory in the real world, ISIS is also finding it increasingly hard to retain control of its digital domain across social networks and messenger apps. By Zeid Nasser Social media platforms continue to play a…

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Growth Eyed for Mideast Luxury Goods Market

While luxury goods sales remain sluggish in traditionally strong markets like Russia and China, demand for brands like Louis Vuitton and Bulgari look set to grow in the Middle East despite regional unrest, according to a recent Deloitte report. The…

SMEs and the lack of financing

Lack of finance Chief Challenge Facing Companies – Report

Almost a third of Jordanian firms cited limited access to finance as the top obstacle to their operations, a recent report said. report, produced by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank, and the World Bank…

Jordanian Truck Drivers

Border Closures Costing Jordanian Truckers Millions

Jordanian truck drivers have lost approximately JD600 million over the past five years due to the closure of borders with Iraq and Syria, the Jordanian Truck Owners Association said. The association’s president, Mohammad al Dawood, said overland journeys by truck…

MASE Wins Gold at Intersolar Middle East 2016

Modern Arabia for Solar Energy (MASE)’s Director of Operations, Tareq Khalifeh, has won the Middle East Solar Industry Association’s (MESIA) Solar Pioneers 2016 Gold Award presented at Intersolar Middle East 2016 Global Solar Leaders’ Summit Opening Ceremony. The Solar Pioneers…

Job Search Engine Cantalop Aiming for Jordan Launch by Year-End

Yasin Halawany, cofounder and CEO of Cantalop, said the regional job search engine has attracted more than 2 million page views since its launch in late 2014. Halawany expects his website to launch in Jordan before the end of the…

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Interim Interventions

Upgrading public transport in the capital is essential, but it will take time to fully materialize. Until it does, simple, temporary fixes can be employed to make better use of our road infrastructure and improve traffic conditions. By Hazem Zureiqat…

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The Next Budget

With its 2017 budget, the government has a golden opportunity to break with the past and present us with a more studied and transparent roadmap for our immediate economic future. The government is no doubt busy preparing its budget for…

Jordanian Exports: Rules of Origin Agreement with the EU

Jordanian Exports Granted Preferential Access to EU

The European Union last month agreed to grant Jordanian exports preferential access to the world’s richest trading bloc in a deal designed to ease the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis. “This agreement will make it easier for Jordan to…