Tag: Amman

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Towards a New Social Contract

The peaceful protests that swept the nation for a few heady days in mid-summer have sparked a real desire to change the Jordanian societal Contract. The most important observation to be made about the recent spontaneous eruption of anti-austerity protests…

Sharpe ratio

Sharpe Ratios Of Jordanian SME Loans

Some casual critics, the idea of investment returns seems somehow unfair: investors, they take it, are being paid for already having money. More sophisticated observers realize that, in fact, what investors are compensated for is taking risk — that is,…

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Where Do We Go From Here?

Following a wave of protests over IMF-driven austerity measures, the need to find a path out of Jordan’s economic morass has taken on a new urgency. By Dina Al Wakeel Photography by Ala’a Al Sukhni  A western diplomat perfectly summed…

capital spending

Exports and Capital Spending Key to Growth – Report

Jordan needs to focus on boosting exports and capital spending if it wants to achieve strong and sustainable growth, according to a new report by the Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF) think tank. The report analyzed the relationships between capital spending…

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Parachute16 Works to Develop Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

After a series of ventures he founded failed to gain traction, Ghassan Halawa finally found success with an innovative consulting firm that offers help and advice to budding entrepreneurs, Parachute16. By Nada Atieh Photography by Ala’a Al Sukhny Ghassan Halawa’s…

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We Need a Time Out on Taxes

Further taxes and tax rises will only exacerbate the grave economic problems facing Jordan. During the mid-1970s and early 1980s, it was widely believed that Jordan suffered from the Dutch Disease, in that it had a strong currency but a…

CFA Society

CFA Society, the gold standard in the financial services industry

You may have seen the CFA letters at the end of names of people you have dealt with professionally, but do you know what they stand for? The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential is held by over 150,000 professionals around…

Yahsat Delivers

Yahsat was founded in 2007 with a mission to connect people through satellite communications at an affordable price. “Social equality and economic security cannot be achieved without effective and affordable communication,” said Najat Abdulrahman, Executive Vice President of Global Strategic…

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Economic Forecasts and Predicting Growth

While certainly useful, economic forecasts shouldn’t distract decision makers from pursuing sound economic strategies. In a recent report, the World Bank Monitor said Jordan’s maximum real growth this year was unlikely to exceed 2.4 percent. While the average outlook over…

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Airport Operator Acquisition of Queen Alia International Airport

Aéroports de Paris has big plans for Jordan’s aviation sector after acquiring a controlling stake in the operator of Queen Alia International Airport. Groupe Aéroports de Paris (ADP) recently announced it has spent $265 million to buy a majority 51…