Tag: Investment

A Good Year for Online Industry

If you thought 2014 was an exciting year for doing business on the Internet, then expect 2015 to be even better. By Khaldoon Tabaza Last year will go down as a milestone for online businesses in the Arab world. It…

Borrowing Smart

Borrowing can help an economy grow. But Jordan is taking on debt for all the wrong reasons. By Yusuf Mansur “Neither a borrow nor a lender be,” Polonius advised his son in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. But unlike the royal counselor, economists…

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Low Rise to High Rise?

In an effort to prevent Amman from inefficiently sprawling outwards as its population soars, city planners are considering allowing apartment buildings in the capital to rise to six floors from the current four. GAM said it might amend long-established building…

A World Divided

As we prepare to head into 2015, we find the world’s economies split between those ready for growth, and those teetering on the brink of recession. By Sameer Massis It was 160 years ago this month that Louis Pasteur stood…

An Animated Discussion

Animation studios from across the region gathered for a special session at last month’s MENA ICT forum in Amman to discuss the challenges facing their industry, which include a paucity of investment, high operating costs, poor promotional channels, and a…

From Yahoo! to Vyu

After helping shape the region’s digital landscape through Maktoob, Ahmed Nassef now has his sights set on changing the way we watch TV. By Elisa Oddone Regional Internet pioneer Ahmed Nassef, who left his senior position at Yahoo last year,…

How to (Really) be Innovative

When someone labels a new product or service innovative, it probably isn’t. By Robert Carroll Innovation is easily one of the buzziest terms of our age. It pops up all over the Internet, your boss uses it constantly in meetings,…

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Aramex Acquires PostNet South Africa

In a move that further drives its expansion in the African continent, Aramex, the leading global logistics and transportation solutions provider, today announced its acquisition of the master franchise for the PostNet brand in South Africa. PostNet is South Africa’s…

Building Jordan: Associated Consulting Engineers (ACE)

This feature is part of a series highlighting the most prominent engineering and design consultancy firms with headquarters in Jordan or that have a significant presence in the Kingdom.   Associated Consulting Engineers (ACE) Year: 1956 CEO: Jawdat Yaghmour Offices: Lebanon,…

Building Jordan: SIGMA

  This feature is part of a series highlighting the most prominent engineering and design consultancy firms with headquarters in Jordan or that have a significant presence in the Kingdom.   Founded: 1975 President and Managing Director: Hani Hakki Number of…