Tag: Bahrain

The Insurance Sector: Dealing with the Disarray

A recent buyout in Jordan’s fragmented and overcrowded insurance sector could mean some much needed market consolidation is finally underway. But even so, big challenges still loom large. By Dina al-Wakeel Over the summer, First Insurance, which provides services based…

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Tech Talent Tournament

As a high profile showcase for Jordan’s brightest young minds, Microsoft’s Imagine Cup is hard to beat. By Zeid Nasser The Imagine Cup is Microsoft’s global technology competition for students between the ages of 16 and 24. Since it began…

Alissar: A Blooming Business

Founded in Amman over three decades ago as a small family-run florist, Alissar’s distinctive flower arrangements can now be found in homes and businesses across the region, including some of the Gulf’s most luxurious hotels. By Dina al Wakeel The…

Batelco to Sell Umniah?

There are strong signs that Umniah, one of Jordan’s big three mobile operators, could be put up for sale. Batelco, the Bahraini telco that bought a majority stake in Umniah for just over $400 million in 2006, has mandated Citigroup…