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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…

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…

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Job Growth Down 26 Percent in H1 2015

Seventeen thousand jobs were created in Jordan in the first half of 2015, a fall of 26 percent on the same period the previous year. The Department of Statistics said the private sector added nearly 10,000 new jobs during that…

Ole Sloth Hansen, Saxo Bank's head of commodity strategy

Boost LNG and Solar Energy – Saxo Bank

Saxo Bank said Jordan can significantly cut its energy costs over the coming years by relying extensively on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and solar power, whose prices continue to go down. “The main thing for gas in the coming years…

Amman Rotana Hotel to Open this Month

The Amman Rotana Hotel, a central feature of the multi-billion dollar Abdali mega project, is due to start receiving guests this month. The soft opening will allow guests access to the first 26 of the 50 floors of the tower,…

Abdel Kareem Friehat, the head of operations and IT at Jordan Kuwait Bank

JKB Betting Big on Fintech

Rather than viewing growing interest in Fintech as a threat, many traditional high-street banks are trying to embrace the digital future. Abdel Kareem Friehat, the head of operations and IT at Jordan Kuwait Bank, said his bank is investing heavily…

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No Charges for Internet Phone Calls – TRC

Jordanians won’t be charged for making phone calls via apps like Skype and WhatsApp, the Kingdom’s telecoms watchdog said. The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) said the decision not to impose a levy on Internet calls came after TRC officials met…

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Uber Trials Cash Payments in Amman

Uber said it recently began trialing cash payments for rides in Amman in an effort to expand in a market where credit card usage still stands at mere 1.5 percent. “Given the credit card penetration in Amman, launching cash really…