Category: News & Views

Disney

Jobedu Launches Merchandise Collaboration with Disney and Warner Bros.

In the first tie-up of its kind in the region, Jordanian lifestyle and streetwear brand, Jobedu, is collaborating with Disney and Warner Bros. to produce merchandise featuring some of the entertainment giants’ most iconic characters. As the first cobranding partner…

off-plan

Off-plan Led Recovery?

Affordable off-plan developments are showing signs of potential amid a wider downturn in Abu Dhabi’s residential market. Off-plan projects that offer residential buyers attractive incentives and greater affordability could help offset soft demand in Abu Dhabi’s broader real estate market,…

fake news

Is it time to unfriend Facebook?

We urgently need to wake to the reality that Facebook has been allowed to hoover up our data unhindered for too long. The latest revelation that Facebook allowed a British data analytics firm to harvest the personal information of more…

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Out of Control Auto Ownership

Alarming new research shows it’s time we slammed the breaks on rapidly growing car ownership in Jordan. The Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF) recently published a note entitled “Vehicle Ownership in Jordan: A Comparative Perspective”. The note presented the current level…

Arabic

First Arabic Netflix Series to be Filmed in Jordan

Streaming giant Netflix has announced that Jinn, its first Arabic original series, will be filmed in Jordan later this year. The supernatural drama will center on a group of teenagers that encounter a malevolent spirit in the ancient city of…

20 million euros

Jordan Accepts EU Development Grants Worth 20 Million Euros

Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Emad Fakhoury and the Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy And Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn recently signed two grant agreements worth 20 million euros to support economic growth and partnership in Jordan. The first grant…

charging stations

eCharge to install 10,000 EV charging stations across Jordan

Germany’s eCharge said it has signed an agreement with Jordanian authorities to install 10,000 EV charging stations across the Kingdom. The stations will be able to charge vehicles in less than 15 minutes, Amr Abdou, eCharge’s head of business development,…

direct investment

Finding foreign direct investment

Jordan needs to do much more to attract much-needed foreign direct investment (FDI.) Here’s how to generate investor interest.  It will come as a surprise to no one to learn the UAE is the largest landing hub for foreign direct…

eurobond

Jordan to Issue $1 Billion Eurobond in November – Report

Jordan is planning to issue a $1 billion Eurobond on international markets in November, Minister of Finance Omar Malhas told The Jordan Times. The move aims to refinance maturing debt and other budget requirements within approved debt limits, Malhas told…

smart city

Facing up to Facebook after the Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook played a central role in the unfolding Cambridge Analytica scandal should have us all worried. The scandal centered around Cambridge Analytica acquiring Facebook data on 50 million users without their knowledge, and then utilizing it for online political campaigns…