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Thinking Critically

Education: Thinking Critically

Which challenge should be considered the most vital and pressing given the current circumstances the region finds itself in? This question was posed to an audience at last month’s WEF meeting in Jordan. Most voted that reform was most needed…

Primus

Primus Primed

When Amer Nasereddin returned to Jordan in 1996 upon completing his studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, he quickly spotted a chance to put his business administration degree to good use. “I realized there were particular gaps in…

Insurance

Solidarity: Insuring Tomorrow

First Insurance was established in 2007 with a paid up capital of JD28 million. The company entered an already crowded market that was ripe for consolidation. This finally happened last year, when First Insurance absorbed rival Yarmouk Insurance, to become…

LG CEO Shadi Ramzi al Majali

LG: Plugging into Demand

Jordan’s electrical appliances market has grown rapidly over recent years, as the cost of products like widescreen TVs and washing machines dropped and their availability increased. New Vision, the distributor of LG products in the Kingdom, has helped develop this…

Jordan

Jordan Investment Commission

The Jordan Investment Commission (JIC), management and team, fully comprehend the magnitude of the responsibilities that we have been entrusted with, the challenges that need to be addressed, and the opportunities that must be seized. With the combination of our…

The Journal

The Journal: Jordan, Welcoming the World

Click the link to check out The Journal in full: As the Jordan Investment Commission (JIC) continues to work on reducing bureaucratic red tape and facilitating reforms, there has been a greater interest to invest in Jordan. With the implementation…

World Environment Day

World Environment Day: How to Create an Eco-Friendly Corporate Culture

World Environment Day is a day to celebrate nature and bring awareness and action to protect our surrounding environment. With the theme of ‘connecting people to nature,’ the desire is for everyone to get outside and appreciate the wildlife and…

S8 plus

The Audi S8 Plus: Power Up

Audi manages to wring even more power out of its already formidable luxury super saloon. By Ghaith Madadha The car for those who’ve entertained fantasies of Jason Statham-like car chases, the Audi S8 plus is the ultimate high-end luxury getaway…

tax

A Taxing Question

Jordan’s punitive and convoluted tax system is harming its economic prospects. By Laith Qassem A recent study by To-Excel Consulting found the active number of taxpayers in Jordan declined from 292,744 in 2009 to 208,271 in 2012. The mix of…

Rasha Manna, the Managing Director of Endeavor Jordan on challenges facing startups

Start up Jordan

Rasha Manna, the managing director of the entrepreneur support group Endeavor Jordan, lays out the challenges facing the Kingdom’s startups, and what it takes to overcome them. The one major difficulty Endeavor faces in Jordan is pipeline—finding companies that meet…