Tag: Invest

Jordan Kuwait Bank: The Road Ahead

In an exclusive one-on-one, Jordan Kuwait Bank Chairman Abdul Karim Kabariti outlines his bank’s strengths and weaknesses, and explains how he plans to take the Kingdom’s third largest lender to the next level. By Dina Al-Wakeel Under the 20-year stewardship…

Amman Rotana Hotel to Open this Month

The Amman Rotana Hotel, a central feature of the multi-billion dollar Abdali mega project, is due to start receiving guests this month. The soft opening will allow guests access to the first 26 of the 50 floors of the tower,…

Housing Bank's new building

Banking on Success

The Housing Bank for Trade and Finance is building on its solid reputation to expand its retail and corporate business. Jordan’s banks are known for their resilience. The sector has been one of the main pillars that support the economy…

Kinz

Kinz: Digging Deep for Data

When he founded Kinz back in 2009, Marwan Juma and his team set out to convince Jordanian companies they were sitting on an untapped treasure trove of information. The data mining firm now has hundreds of clients across the Kingdom,…

Abdel Kareem Friehat, the head of operations and IT at Jordan Kuwait Bank

JKB Betting Big on Fintech

Rather than viewing growing interest in Fintech as a threat, many traditional high-street banks are trying to embrace the digital future. Abdel Kareem Friehat, the head of operations and IT at Jordan Kuwait Bank, said his bank is investing heavily…

Amjad Aryan, Pharmacy 1 President

Prescription for Growth

With plans in the pipeline that include a range of own-brand over the counter medication and toiletries, as well as Jordan’s first drive-through pharmacy, Amjad Aryan has big ambitions for his fast expanding chain. By Dina al Wakeel Amjad Aryan…

Lana Ghanem, the managing director of the Hikma Ventures fund

Hikma’s Healthy Investments

Hikma Pharmaceuticals plans to inject $30 million into digital health startups through a new global investment fund. By Rebecca Irvine Until March Hikma was a FTSE100 listed company, and remains the biggest pharmaceutical company in the Middle East. Now making a…

Theeb film cast

Theeb’s Oscar Bump

Although Jordan’s film industry is still nascent, the Royal Film Commission (RFC) now hopes the wave of publicity generated by the Oscar-nominated Theeb will further highlight the huge potential for movie making in the Kingdom.     By Rebecca Irvine     The…

Stick to the Fundamentals

Gauging the potential success of a startup can be tricky for any investor. But at the end of the day, a company’s fundamentals remain a reliable guide. Equity usually brings returns in mainly two ways: profit (dividends) and capital gains….

How to Spot the Next Big Thing

From Careem to ArabiaWeather, VC firm Wamda Capital has a canny knack of picking out the most exciting prospects from our region’s burgeoning startup scene.   By Dina Al-Wakeel Leading the region’s venture capital firms, Wamda Capital invests in propitious entrepreneurial…