Category: Opinion

Eyeing Investment in India and Indonesia

With prospects for real growth ahead, the Fragile Five might not be as brittle as you thought. By Sameer Massis The US central bank is in no rush to raise interest rates. Even though the Fed minutes released last June…

Office in Your Pocket

It’s time to unleash the true potential of your mobile device. Is that tablet sitting on your desk at the office just used for checking emails, presenting some slides, and playing Angry Birds? If it is, then maybe it’s time…

Us and the Rest

Why are economies around the world steadily powering ahead while ours remain stifled? Six months into 2014, and we’re faced with a mix of good and bad currents shaping both the world and our region. Some of them are old,…

As the Debt Grows

Most governments borrow money, but it’s how they spend it that counts. The Economist- Yusuf Mansur Jordan’s current debt-to-GDP ratio has been much higher in the past, so why is it suddenly attracting more grumbling than ever before? Net public…

More Maktoobs to Come

Some are concerned that Maktoob’s stellar success was a one-off. They needn’t be. Five years ago, two Jordanian entrepreneurs sold their startup to one of the largest Internet companies in the world. Appropriately named Maktoob (Arabic for “letter”), it was…