Tag: Economy

Development

Banking on Development

The regional head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Heike Harmgart, explains why the EBRD has pledged to invest 1 billion euros in infrastructure projects in Jordan. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) held its first annual meeting…

A Sit-down with Hamdi Tabbaa

Our guest today, Hamdi Tabbaa, held many positions. He was the former Minister of Industry, Trade and supply, a member of the Senate several times and today, heads the Federation of Arab Businessmen and The Jordanian Businessmen Association. Your Excellency, I…

cut flower sector

Cut flower sector: From bloom to bust

Jordan’s cut flower sector has enjoyed double-digit growth over the past decade. But this success is being threatened by new tax hikes affecting consumer spending, in addition to increasingly fierce competition from African growers. By Celine Alkhaldi Rows of red…

The State of the Agricultural Sector in Jordan

The agricultural sector is considered one of the most important sectors contributing to Jordan’s economy. It’s importance is not only limited to creating farming jobs. It contributes to the Kingdom’s exports and GDP. What is the state of the Jordanian…

independence

Breaking Away

Over many years, cultural, language and political differences have led citizenries of various countries to seek independence from their ruling governments. But could these new states survive economically? By Dina Marto Separatist movements are largely motivated by the politics of…

Global Globitel

Globitel is a leading Jordanian company in the communications field. It started operating in 1996 to provide solutions for telecom service providers. Globitel is a leading Jordanian company founded in 1996 by Sharif Al-Nabulsi and his colleague Samer Halawa to…

Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered: Banking on Jordan’s future

The regional CEO of Standard Chartered says his bank is in Jordan for the long haul. One of the UK’s biggest banks, Standard Chartered entered Jordan’s banking sector in 2000 when it acquired ANZ Grindlays’ operations in the Kingdom. Standard…

dead sea

More than skin deep

As a local cosmetic producer of skincare products based on Dead Sea minerals and plant extracts, Rivage has grown quickly since its inception two decades ago and now competes on an international platform. By Nada Atieh Rivage was brought to…

Renewable energy advances

Our Guest today is the executive manager of the Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund, which is a governmental institution affiliated with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. We are hosting our guest today for a Dialogue related…

The state of the Foreign Exchange Reserve

The decline of Foreign Exchange Reserves in any country affects investors’ confidence in its economy. In 2017 the Foreign Exchange Reserves in Jordan declined significantly. What are the reasons and what are the solutions? We are looking for answers on…