Tag: Investment

Building Jordan: Engicon

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 00M-651 presence in the Kingdom.   Founded: 1988 CEO: Tarek Zuriekat Number of employees: Approximately 450…

Building Jordan: Dar Al-Omran

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.   Dar Al-Omran Founded: 1979 CEO: Anas Sinno Employees: Approximately 500 Offices:…

Batelco to Sell Umniah?

There are strong signs that Umniah, one of Jordan’s big three mobile operators, could be put up for sale. Batelco, the Bahraini telco that bought a majority stake in Umniah for just over $400 million in 2006, has mandated Citigroup…

Smartphone Generation

In case you hadn’t noticed, the MENA region is undergoing a mobile Internet revolution. By Khaldoon Tabaza What’s the biggest indicator related to the online market opportunity in the UAE and Saudi Arabia that beats all other developed and developing…

Our French Connection

France’s ambassador to Jordan says King Abdullah’s recent visit to Paris, which included a fruitful meeting with a group of high-profile business figures, proves that despite some challenges, economic ties between the two nations are stronger than ever. By Dina…

Size Doesn’t Always Matter

The market capitalization of a company isn’t always the most important factor to consider when investing. By Sameer Massis Here’s an investment question to consider: Two years ago, would you have invested in company “A” which had zero debt, an…

How France Helps

The French Development Agency is playing a central role in tackling some of the biggest challenges facing Jordan. By Elisa Oddone Financing projects in Jordan worth a total of JD540 million, the state-backed French Development Agency (AFD) has been active…

Ignatius on ISIS

David Ignatius, the celebrated associate editor and columnist at the Washington Post, visited the Columbia Global Centers, Middle East in Amman last month to speak about US foreign policy and the crisis in the region. Ignatius has spent around 35…

Cognitive Errors that Could Ruin Startups

It’s imperative that entrepreneurs frequently take a step back and reevaluate the driving forces behind the ideas, operations, and goals of their startup. By Robert Carroll I usually think of myself as a pretty smart guy, but then I meet…

Setting Boundaries

Getting investors on board is vital for any business to succeed. But founders should remain in the driving seat. By Nader Museitif From weak product or service design, to pricing or strong competition, businesses can fail for many reasons. Some…