Tag: Amman

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Sara Ferrer Olivella

Sara Ferrer Olivella took up her role as the UNDP country director for Jordan at the start of 2017. The UN official was the regional advisor for the UNDP in New York prior to moving to the Kingdom. She says…

Women of Jordan

Women of Jordan: Doha Abdel Khaleq

Women of Jordan! Doha Abdel Khaleq is the cofounder and executive partner of Eskadenia, a software company. She previously served as the regional director for legal affairs for telecoms giant Ericsson in Beirut and a legal counsel in Beijing, Shanghai…

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Oasis500 holds first GIST Hub Meetup

Oasis500 held its first GIST Hub meetup last month after signing with VentureWells, a US State Department initiative to empower young innovators through networking, skills building, mentoring, and access to finance. As a new member of the GIST network, Oasis500…

refugee crisis

A streamlined approach to tackling Jordan’s economic challenges

Last month’s cabinet reshuffle seems to finally acknowledge that tackling Jordan’s big economic challenges will require focused and unified strategizing. By Khalid W. Wazani One of the most important changes to occur in the latest cabinet reshuffle was the appointment…

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A modern public transport system or a driving distraction?

The Prime Minister was mistaken to assert we have to first dramatically reduce our reliance on cars before we can begin developing a modern public transport system. In a recent televised interview, Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki provided some interesting insights…

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Lada 4X4 Urban: An attainable adventure

Lada is relaunching its iconic cheap and cheerful off-roader in the Middle East. By Gaith Madadha Russian automaker Lada has returned to regional markets including the UAE and Jordan in recent months. Its small, iconic off-roader remains the star player…

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Taking Stock

The Chairman of the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) is quietly confident that 2018 will be a good year for the beleaguered bourse. According to ASE data, trading value increased by 25.6 percent in 2017, reaching JD2.9 billion but the number…

Reaching out: Jordan and Italy’s economic relations

Businesses are redoubling efforts to boost trade and economic relations between Jordan and Italy.  By Dina al-Wakeel Italy is one of Jordan’s most important trading partners. In 2016, Europe’s fourth largest economy exported some $800 million worth of products to…

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Trade and ties between Jordan and Italy

Italy’s Ambassador to Jordan Giovanni Brauzzi considers boosting investment and trade between the two countries a top priority. He’s been urging Jordan to focus on developing specific market niches where it has a genuine competitive edge, such as its well-educated…

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All aboard the Amman-Zarqa bus rapid transit project

After delays and setbacks spanning decades, the Amman-Zarqa bus rapid transit project is finally up and running. The growth and development of Amman and Zarqa have long been intertwined, not least because of their close proximity to one another (they’re…