Tag: Growth

A Necessary Loan

As Jordan’s $2 billion dollar stand-by arrangement with the world’s lender of last resort comes to an end, the International Monetary Fund’s mission chief for Jordan Kristina Kostial said the Kingdom has by and large stuck to its promise of…

Lending to the Little Guy

The growth of small and medium businesses continues to be hindered by a lack of access to finance. But could recent initiatives change this? By Jane Hosking Growing an SME without access to finance is no easy task. Just ask…

iMENA Group Invests in Real-Estate Technology House, JRD Group

iMENA Group, the leading operator of online businesses in the MENA region, today announced that Dubai-based technology enterprise, JRD Group, is a new member of its growing platform. JRD recently received an investment from iMENA which the company plans to…

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Economic Reform: Are We on the Right Track?

As the government has learned from its deal with the IMF, ill-conceived economic reforms can often do more harm than good. By Khalid Wazani Economic reform is a process that should be evolutionary not revolutionary, gradual not instantaneous, comprehensive not…

Hikma Acquires Roxane Laboratories

In a move that is set to transform its position in the US generics market, Hikma Pharmaceuticals has announced that it is acquiring Roxane Laboratories for JD1.88 billion ($2.65 billion) in cash and stock. Hikma, which was one of a number…

GDP to Grow 4 Percent in 2015 – QNB

Despite a difficult regional context, the Qatar National Bank (QNB) Group said it expected Jordan’s real GDP growth to reach 4 percent over 2015, accelerate to 4.3 percent in 2016, and 4.5 percent in 2017. Jordan’s economy would continue to…

Sailing Ahead

Despite regional turmoil, Maersk Line’s Anne Gronbjerg says Jordan continues to show promise. The Maersk Line service that stops off at the Port of Aqaba has faced many challenges over the years. But Anne Gronbjerg, the Danish shipping giant’s managing director for…

Why Should Your Business Go Mobile?

Throughout the Middle East, rapid and widespread use of mobile devices has transformed how consumers work and live. Large, small, and midsize enterprises as well as public-sector agencies have a unique opportunity to unlock this potential and drive business growth….

Nuqul Goes for Growth

Not content with its already strong position in Jordan and the wider region, the Nuqul Group is undertaking an ambitious expansion plan which aims to take the multifaceted company to the next level. By Elisa Oddone Ghassan Nuqul made a…

Alissar: A Blooming Business

Founded in Amman over three decades ago as a small family-run florist, Alissar’s distinctive flower arrangements can now be found in homes and businesses across the region, including some of the Gulf’s most luxurious hotels. By Dina al Wakeel The…