Tag: Invest

Sukuk Market Set for Lift-Off

With new regulations firmly in place, Sharia-compliant bonds finally appear to be gaining traction in Jordan. The Islamic debt market in Jordan is set to capitalize on growing worldwide interest in sukuk, or sharia-compliant bonds. This comes after long-awaited regulations…

Approval Opens Door to Greater Crowdfunding Opportunities

Dubai-based crowdfunding platform Eureeca has just received regulatory approval from the UK’s powerful Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which should give a major boost to Jordanian startups and early-stage businesses seeking investment. The FCA approval means Jordanian companies will be in…

The Seven Qualities of a Good Founder

If a founder isn’t made of the right stuff, it’s doubtful their startup will thrive. By Robert Carroll What does it take to start a company successfully? That’s a question we think about a lot at Oasis500. We’re always looking…

Petra Tourism Crash

Visitor numbers to Petra have plunged over recent years, forcing several hotels to close. Jordan Hotel Association Chairman Michael Nazzal said a solid investment from the government and a thoroughly planned marketing operation are needed to attract tourists back to…

The Entrepreneur in Everyone

The definition of what constitutes entrepreneurship is far too narrow. We must learn to celebrate enterprising individuals no matter where they appear. By Yusuf Mansur What comes to your mind when you hear the term “entrepreneur”? Almost everyone would conjure…

Alternative Citizenship: Putting a Price on a Passport

Worried about your future in the Middle East? If you’re wealthy enough, citizenship of a safer far away country is only a check away. By Elisa Oddone Keen to insure themselves against regional political and economic uncertainty, a growing number…

The Elevator Pitch

Summing up your business idea to a potential investor in under a minute is no easy task. But the key to a successful elevator pitch is preparation. By Dina Al-Wakeel Alexander Graham Bell said that, before anything else, preparation is…

A Firm Food Favorite

From modest beginnings in Jordan more than 25 years ago, Al Nabil Food Industries Company has grown to become one of the biggest producers of frozen and chilled food in the Kingdom. By Dina al-Wakeel and Jane Hosking Following the…

Going Global with Globitel

Since helping lay the foundations of Jordan’s technology industry, Globitel has steadily expanded its reach into international markets. By Elisa Oddone Starting with voicemail services in 1996, Jordanian telecom solutions provider Globitel has evolved into a regional tech leader with…

Five Factors for Success

If you want your MENA e-commerce venture to thrive, it needs five key factors. By Khaldoon Tabaza In the rush to create the next big online success story in the MENA region, it’s useful for our industry to pause and…