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A Capital Idea?

Building a completely new Amman free of the infrastructure headaches that plague the current capital seems like an exciting proposition. But it could easily create more problems than it solves.  Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki unveiled last month the government’s intentions…

Is Britian Worse off with Brexit?

Britain’s exit from the European Union has been a tale of two halves. A satisfactory economic performance following the shock referendum result have gradually given way to a slowdown. The uncertainty of the UK’s future both economically and politically does…

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Venture Explains: The Plummeting Price of Steel

What’s happening? According to Al Ghad, the price of steel in Jordan dropped 23 percent to JD385 per ton in the first 10 months of the year, compared to the same period in 2014. The declining cost of the metal in…

To Franchise or Not to Franchise?

This article appeared in the March, 2014 edition of Venture.   Even as Jordanian businesses continue to struggle under difficult economic conditions, franchises continue to survive and, in many cases, thrive.   By Jane Hosking While buying a franchise may not…

Failing Health

Public hospitals desperately need a dose of competition to boost standards and efficiency. I witnessed a terminally ill cancer patient being admitted to a top-rated private hospital in Amman. The room was sparkling clean and the nursing staff fully attentive,…

The Great Travel Expense Swindle

  Regulators need to clamp down on the abuse of board of directors’ travel expenses. By Jawad J. Abbassi Jordan’s Corporation Law sets clear compensation guidelines for board of directors in publicly traded companies. Directors can receive a maximum of…

Superbugs: the Growing Threat of Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Doctors in Jordan are warning of a looming public health crisis posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. By Elizabeth Whitman The recent horrifying Ebola outbreak has distracted us from what is potentially a much larger threat to global public health: antibiotic-resistant bacteria….