Tag: Economy

Playing the Long Game

If we want out economy to prosper, we need to start planning for the long-term. Our economy is often described as being small and open. One of the main advantages this combination supposedly provides is flexibility when dealing with regional…

Attarat Power Co (APCO) oil shale

Attarat Secures Financing for Oil Shale Power Plant

Attarat Power Co (APCO), a Jordanian affiliate of Estonian-owned Enefit, last month said its plan to construct a $2.1 billion oil shale-fired power plant in Jordan had secured financing from a consortium of Chinese banks. The 470-megawatt plant is now…

The Gender Gap

Despite all the initiatives and grand plans of recent years, the number of women in tech is falling. The global percentage of women working in technology-related professions is actually lower today than it was two years ago. It’s quite disappointing…

Hassan Abu Hanieh, author and researcher on jihadist groups

Wake Up Call

One of the foremost experts on extremist groups in Jordan is worried we’re underestimating the true scale of the jihadist threat facing the country. By Dina Al Wakeel Few Jordanian analysts know more about extremist Islamist groups than Hassan Abu…

Arab Bank CEO Nemeh Sabbagh

Central Bank Announces Development Funds to Kick-Start Economy

The Central Bank of Jordan plans to set up a series of multi-million dinar development funds designed to stimulate the economy. “The Central Bank has worked on a number of finance initiatives through funds to help out startups, small businesses,”…

Dr. Meteb Wrekat, the director of the Ministry of Health’s Medical Tourism Directorate

A Shot in the Arm: Keeping Medical Tourism Competitive

Jordan remains an important medical tourism market, a reputation that can be maintained if the government tackled the big issues facing the sector. With no less than 65 private hospitals, many boasting cutting edge facilities and first-rate physicians, Jordan has…

Throwing Good Money After Bad

The IMF continues to provide Jordan with huge loans. But it will be for nothing if the country doesn’t face up to the real problems holding its economy back. Around four years ago, Jordan signed up to a long overdue…

Saxo Bank: 10 Outrageous Predictions for 2017

Saxo Bank’s 10 Outrageous Predictions for 2017

Will this be the year when China exceeds growth expectations, Brexit turns into Bremain, the Mexican peso soars, and Italian banks turn out to be the best performing equity asset class? Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist,…

Deaths of Despair

Jordan’s shocking suicide rate is a sign of a society in crisis. By Osama Al Sharif Between 2011 and 2016, Jordan’s suicide rates rose 300 percent. During last year alone, 117 people took their own lives: 91 men and 26…

Societe Generale de Banque - Jordanie's SGBJ’s CEO Nadim Abaouat

Societe Generale de Banque – Jordanie: Banking on Jordan

In the 17 years since Societe Generale de Banque – Jordanie opened in Jordan, it has kept client satisfaction as its main objective, as it does in the other 76 countries worldwide in which it operates. This is the case…