Category: Opinion

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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…

The Internet’s Underbelly

The Dark Web is rife with shady dealings, anonymous communications, and illicit material. Enter it at your peril. We seem to be hearing more and more about the Dark Web. But how many of us know what it actually is?…

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Regulating Ride-Hailing

The government’s recent crackdown on ride-hailing apps like Uber and Careem is short-sighted and represents a losing battle. A process of planned integration should be developed, in which new services are legalized, existing operators are protected, and the sector’s competitiveness is…

Jordan on Track to Meet Renewables Target

The expansion of Jordan’s renewable energy sector has seen a marked acceleration in recent years. Nearly 1,000 MW of solar and wind projects are currently being implemented across Jordan. These developments dovetail with a national strategy aimed at raising the…

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Cutting the IMF Chord

Having just signed up to yet another IMF assistance program, isn’t it about time we began relying less on the international lender and more on our own government to tackle deep-rooted economic problems? It took Jordan almost 16 years to…

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Making BRT Work

As GAM and the government move forward with their bus rapid transit (BRT) projects, it’s important to ensure the right measures are in place for the new systems to operate effectively. By Hazem Zureiqat With Princess Basma Street closed off…

Remembering ‘The Greatest’

We can all learn a great deal from the way the late Muhammad Ali lived his life. By Osama Al Sharif I met Muhammad Ali, briefly, when I was a boy of eight in Doha in 1968. He was visiting…

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Facilitating Finance

Jordan is intensifying efforts to provide support for startups and SMEs by easing access to financing. Despite some continued obstacles to obtaining conventional bank finance, rising public and private investment in tech companies is contributing to a growing optimistic outlook…

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Please, No More Stop-Gap Governments

If we are about to get another government sworn in, let’s at least have it filled with genuinely reform-minded experts who can tackle the long-ignored challenges facing our economy. By Khalid W. Wazani By the time this article sees the…

Stick to the Fundamentals

Gauging the potential success of a startup can be tricky for any investor. But at the end of the day, a company’s fundamentals remain a reliable guide. Equity usually brings returns in mainly two ways: profit (dividends) and capital gains….