Tag: Government

The US State Department's Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs Ziad Haider

Bringing Business to Jordan

A senior US trade official says American companies can play a crucial role in the Kingdom’s economic development. By Dina al Wakeel Last month, The US State Department’s Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, Ziad Haider, headed a major…

Jordanians Coming back from the Gulf

Readying for an Expat Exodus

Many thousands of Jordanian expats working in the Gulf face an uncertain future as low oil prices begin forcing GCC governments to cut spending. Just how prepared is Jordan for their potential return? By Mothanna Gharaibeh Following the energy sector…

Minister of Finance Omar Malhas on Jordan's Economy in 2017

The Economy in 2017

Jordan’s Finance Minister, Omar Malhas, says the country will have to make some tough economic choices in 2017. By Dina Al Wakeel Jordan’s public debt now stands at almost 95 percent of GDP, and unemployment is running at around 16…

UK

Steadfast Support

Britain’s ambassador to Jordan is confident Brexit won’t impact his country’s long standing commitment to the Kingdom. By Dina Al Wakeel Jordan has received millions of dollars from Britain to help it cope with the Syrian refugee crisis, and hundreds…

Heike Harmgart, the head of the EBRD office in Jordan

Overhaul of Financial Watchdogs Needed – Study

Jordan’s financial regulators need to undergo greater reform for the Kingdom’s capital markets to achieve their full potential, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said in a new strategy paper it produced in conjunction with the Jordan Securities…

Is Dubai the region's ICT hub?

Dubai’s Tech Hub Dream

Thanks to its investor-friendly business environment, world-class infrastructure, and strong government backing, Dubai is fast emerging as the go-to tech hub for the region. What lessons can other rival startup centers around the region, including Jordan, learn from the emirate’s…

Helen al Uzaizi, BizWorld

Nurturing the Next Generation of Business Talent

Through the young entrepreneurship programs it’s piloting in Jordan and the UAE, BizWorld is out to prove you’re never too young to learn about business. By Dina Al-Wakeel BizWorld, the San Francisco-based non-profit which provides entrepreneurship programs for children, recently…

investment

No Rule of Law, No FDI

Without striving for an independent and transparent legal system, Jordan will struggle to attract desperately needed FDI. “We cannot achieve sustainable development, empower our creative youth or successfully execute our development plans unless we develop state administration and enhance the…

Intaj CEO Nidal Bitar

The State of the Sector

Even though times are tough for Jordan’s tech sector, Intaj CEO Nidal Bitar says the future remains bright for his members. Intaj, the association that represents Jordan’s tech sector, has organized this year’s MENA ICT forum. The high profile event was held…

Issa Murad, Chairman of the Amman Chamber of Commerce, on energy price cuts

Businesses Welcome Energy Bill Cut

The Amman Chamber of Commerce said the government’s recent decision to lower energy prices for businesses across several sectors should significantly boost their competitiveness and revenue. The chamber’s chairman, Issa Murad, welcomed the move, calling the high cost of energy…