Tag: Jordan

real growth

Reasons for Cheer in 2018

After a decade or so in the doldrums, things are finally looking up for Jordan’s economy. Evidence from both the global and regional arena warrant saying that Jordan is moving towards a growth cycle, leaving the bottleneck of the last…

transport woes

Amman’s Transport Woes: Managing Expectations of the BRT

The BRT has come to be viewed by some as the be-all, end-all solution to Amman’s transport woes. In reality, the project is only the first step in a long journey ahead. Its significance is more in what it represents…

Philip Morris

Philip Morris International Commits to Revolutionizing the Tobacco Industry

With its groundbreaking new commitment to a smoke-free future, Philip Morris International is working to radically revolutionize the tobacco industry. Jordan and Palestine’s Commercial Director for Philip Morris, Jindrich Preis, discusses how this shift in business has been accompanied by a…

Airport International Group

Airport International Group: Second Decade of Success

CEO Kjeld Binger, leads Airport International Group into a 2nd decade of success.  Airport International Group is marking a decade of managing Jordan’s prime gateway to the world, Queen Alia International Airport. Since assuming responsibility for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation…

tax

Tax Evasion Crackdown

Jordan is tackling its budget deficit by going after tax dodgers as well as reducing the basket of goods covered by subsidies. At the beginning of October, Prime Minister Hani al Mulki said new changes to the Kingdom’s tax code would…

fake news

Saving Capitalism from Itself

Free market capitalism needs an urgent realignment if it stands any hope of tackling the world’s serious and growing economic problems. By Osama Al-Sharif Last month’s centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution came at a time when the future of capitalism—its…

women

Getting Women Into the Workforce

Efforts are underway to convince more companies in the region of the clear benefits of hiring more women. But will it be enough? Dina al Wakeel Citigroup Inc. recently estimated that significant reductions in workplace gender inequalities could lead to…

Saudi Arabia

Venture Explains: NEOM

As part of its drive to reduce its overwhelming dependence on oil exports, Saudi Arabia is planning to build NEOM, a $500 billion, 26,500 square kilometer business zone and industrial site. How will it operate? It will be powered entirely by…

refugee crisis

Jordan’s Knowledge Scorecard

An important new global knowledge index highlights the areas where Jordan is excelling and struggling. According to the first edition of the Global Knowledge Index (GKI), which was recently set up by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation…