Tag: Growth

mobile phone

Mobile phone worries

With sales declining, mobile phone makers will have to find new ways of keeping consumers interested. Global smartphone sales are slowing. International Data Corporation (IDC) recently reported that smartphone vendors shipped 403.5 million units during the fourth quarter of 2017,…

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Oasis500 holds first GIST Hub Meetup

Oasis500 held its first GIST Hub meetup last month after signing with VentureWells, a US State Department initiative to empower young innovators through networking, skills building, mentoring, and access to finance. As a new member of the GIST network, Oasis500…

economic challenges

A streamlined approach to tackling Jordan’s economic challenges

Last month’s cabinet reshuffle seems to finally acknowledge that tackling Jordan’s big economic challenges will require focused and unified strategizing. By Khalid W. Wazani One of the most important changes to occur in the latest cabinet reshuffle was the appointment…


Euromoney Conferences Returns to Jordan

Euromoney Conference Returns to Jordan Under the theme ‘Delivering Growth, Maintaining Stability’ Euromoney Conferences – the world’s leading organizer of conferences for cross-border investment and capital markets – will hold its fifth annual Euromoney Jordan Conference on Tuesday 20 March, 2018….


Taking Stock

The Chairman of the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) is quietly confident that 2018 will be a good year for the beleaguered bourse. According to ASE data, trading value increased by 25.6 percent in 2017, reaching JD2.9 billion but the number…

Reaching out: Jordan and Italy’s economic relations

Businesses are redoubling efforts to boost trade and economic relations between Jordan and Italy.  By Dina al-Wakeel Italy is one of Jordan’s most important trading partners. In 2016, Europe’s fourth largest economy exported some $800 million worth of products to…

Amazon Go

Venture Explains: Amazon Go

Amazon has just hammered another nail in the coffin of brick-and-mortar retail by opening its first checkout-free grocery store, Amazon Go. How does it work? The 167-square-meter store has been set up in an Amazon office building in Seattle. It’s…


Food producers and importers say tax hikes are hard to swallow

Food producers and importers are worried about the impact recent tax rises will have on their sector.   Tax revenues are growing at a slower rate than the GDP and that means trouble for the Jordanian economy. Public debt has…



Jaguar Classic is re-starting production of the iconic D-type race car in Coventry,62 years after the last example was built in 1956. The first Jaguar D-type to be assembled by Jaguar Classic, an engineering prototype,will makeits world debut at the…

BR Communications

Communicating Within and Beyond Lebanon’s Business Environment

BR Communications advises SMEs and other business organizations to “be heard.” The business climate in Lebanon has seen its fair share of ebbs and flows: it is hard environment in which to do business, not only because of economic, political,…