Tag: Investment

Amazon IPO 1997-2019

If You Had Invested In Amazon’s IPO…

In 1994, the 30-year-old Jeff Bezos filed the paperwork to start a company called Cadabra, an online bookstore. Quickly re-named Amazon, after the world’s largest river, the company sold its first book one year later and went public in May…

innovative France

Innovative France, Attractiveness Recognized!

A perception of an industrial and innovative France has been acclaimed. As the “France Attractiveness Survey” published by EY records the international investments made in Europe each year and analyzes the perception that foreign economic decision-makers have of our country; as…

Jordan

Why Jordan? The JOURNAL 2019 Edition

Jordan is a country with vast business growth potential and many competitive advantages. Jordan’s stability and strategic location have been reinforced with sound economic policies and a vision that ensures that Jordan will become a key market in the MENA…

Mining

Saudi Arabia Mining Sector Expands Amid Push for Private Investment

Efforts to encourage greater private sector participation have coincided with strong growth in Saudi Arabia’s mining sector, a key part of the country’s diversification strategy and a prominent driver of broader economic expansion. Mining grew by 6.3 percent year-on-year (y-o-y)…

smart city

The World’s First Smart City: A Smarter Way to Live

The race is on to create the world’s first smart city. But will it live up to the hype? How do you create a smart city? There are competing ideas floating about, but the most straightforward route involves filling a…

fees

UAE Cuts Tourism Fees to Encourage Growth

Recent moves by the Abu Dhabi and UAE governments to waive or reduce hotel and visa fees are expected to bolster the country’s important tourism sector and pave the way for more investments. In June the Abu Dhabi Executive Committee…

Jordan Food Week

Jordan Food Week: finest culinary creations

More than 100 artisanal food producers showed off their finest culinary creations at Jordan Food Week. The Jordan Food Week event, which was organized by the USAID Jordan Local Enterprise Support Project and held at the Ras Al Ain Hangar, is a continuation…

relief

Relief and Development: Ending the Zero-Sum Myth

Is it possible to economically empower both Jordanians and Syrian refugees? Two leading relief agencies believe so. By Brian E. Frydenborg Sadly, as 2018 opened, the world looked on yet another consecutive year of record displacement, with a staggering 68.5…

CFA Society

CFA Society, the gold standard in the financial services industry

You may have seen the CFA letters at the end of names of people you have dealt with professionally, but do you know what they stand for? The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential is held by over 150,000 professionals around…

investor interest

Capturing Investor Interest

The man responsible for boosting investor interest in Jordan is confident more FDI is on the way. According to the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ), foreign direct investment in the Kingdom increased by 7.2 percent in 2017, reaching JD1,182 billion,…