Tag: Growth

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…

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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…

Tamatem: A Jordanian success story

A promising company started working in the field of mobile games in 2013 and is valued at more than $8 million today. Here’s a look at Tamatem, a Jordanian mobile gaming company. Analysts and experts agree that mobile games is…

The founding of Sigma Investments

Iman Mutlaq is an entrepreneur and financier. She founded Sigma Investments, and is our special guest on today’s Women in Business. Sigma Investments started operating in Jordan in 2006, most of its projects back then were in Iraq and Libya before…

Questioning education

Education is considered the main pillar which major economics depend on. Problems related to the education sector in Jordan are not only related to the outcome quality but also include the major increase of university and school fees, especially in…

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The Business Development Center is getting Jordan to work

The Business Development Center is not only training young Jordanians on the actual skills needed in the local job market, but also helping them land jobs or start their own enterprises. By Dina al Wakeel Photography by Alaa al-Sukhny Jordan’s…

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Course Correction: How to get Jordan’s startup scene back on track

Changing the course of Jordan’s startup scene and reinvigorating the country’s entrepreneurial spirit will require an honest assessment of the stubborn challenges that many startups still face. By Rasha Manna In mid-2012, my career focus shifted from investment banking to…

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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…

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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…