Tag: Economy

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…

investment

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…

France in Jordan

France In Jordan

For decades, France has supported Jordan through its diplomatic mission and large-scale investments in the Kingdom. Venture met with four key figures who play an active role in solidifying and enriching this relationship; France’s Ambassador to Jordan, David Bertolotti; Executive…

Don’t Muzzle Social Media

Offensive comments made on Facebook shouldn’t be used as an excuse to expand government control of free speech. By Osama Al Sharif The government has announced it will present a draft social media law to the Lower House that aims…

Unemployment in Jordan not expected to fall -ILO

No fall in Jordan’s Unemployment Rate Expected in 2017 – ILO

Unemployment in Jordan and other Arab countries weighed down by the region’s twin security and refugee challenges will remain stuck at around 15 percent this year, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a new report “The unemployment rate for…