Tag: Investment

Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered: Banking on Jordan’s future

The regional CEO of Standard Chartered says his bank is in Jordan for the long haul. One of the UK’s biggest banks, Standard Chartered entered Jordan’s banking sector in 2000 when it acquired ANZ Grindlays’ operations in the Kingdom. Standard…

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…

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Off-plan Led Recovery?

Affordable off-plan developments are showing signs of potential amid a wider downturn in Abu Dhabi’s residential market. Off-plan projects that offer residential buyers attractive incentives and greater affordability could help offset soft demand in Abu Dhabi’s broader real estate market,…

The state of the Foreign Exchange Reserve

The decline of Foreign Exchange Reserves in any country affects investors’ confidence in its economy. In 2017 the Foreign Exchange Reserves in Jordan declined significantly. What are the reasons and what are the solutions? We are looking for answers on…

Meet one of the most successful women in the Middle East

Today’s guest on Women in Business is not an ordinary woman; she was classified by Forbes magazine as one of the 100 most powerful women in the Middle East and North Africa. A woman who fought in the insurance sector,…

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Jordan Accepts EU Development Grants Worth 20 Million Euros

Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Emad Fakhoury and the Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy And Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn recently signed two grant agreements worth 20 million euros to support economic growth and partnership in Jordan. The first grant…

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Finding foreign direct investment

Jordan needs to do much more to attract much-needed foreign direct investment (FDI.) Here’s how to generate investor interest.  It will come as a surprise to no one to learn the UAE is the largest landing hub for foreign direct…

Development Center

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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Taking Stock

The Chairman of the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) is quietly confident that 2018 will be a good year for the beleaguered bourse. According to ASE data, trading value increased by 25.6 percent in 2017, reaching JD2.9 billion but the number…

Reaching out: Jordan and Italy’s economic relations

Businesses are redoubling efforts to boost trade and economic relations between Jordan and Italy.  By Dina al-Wakeel Italy is one of Jordan’s most important trading partners. In 2016, Europe’s fourth largest economy exported some $800 million worth of products to…