Tag: Jordan

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King Due at Iraq Reconstruction Conference

HM King Abdullah is due to attend an international conference in Kuwait this month focused on reconstructing parts of Iraq devastated by the war against Islamic State. Donor countries and organizations are expected to announce financial contributions at the two-day…

Refugees

Recognizing new ways to respond to refugees

At its second annual Innovate for Refugees competition in Amman in January, the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) awarded a total of $100,000 to five teams of entrepreneurs that presented innovative solutions to problems encountered by displaced people.  “There are people…

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Food producers and importers say tax hikes are hard to swallow

Food producers and importers are worried about the impact recent tax rises will have on their sector.   Tax revenues are growing at a slower rate than the GDP and that means trouble for the Jordanian economy. Public debt has…

Flydubai

Flydubai Launches Aqaba-Dubai Route in June

Flydubai will begin flying four times a week between Dubai and Aqaba from June 16. The low-cost carrier announced the new route alongside a new service connecting Dubai with the Greek city of Thessaloniki. “We are looking forward to the…

Nestrom

Agri-Tech Firm Nestrom plans Growth with Seed Funding

Jordanian agri-tech startup Nestrom has secured undisclosed amounts of seed funding from 500 Startups, Wamda Capital, Propeller Inc, Agrimatco, and several other angel investors. The funding will be used for product development and penetrating new markets in the region, said…

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Traffic Rights Dispute Grounds Air Arabia Ambitions

The CEO of low-cost carrier Air Arabia says a traffic rights dispute has grounded the ambitions of its Jordanian subsidiary. By Nada Atieh When it first began flying from its hub at Queen Alia International Airport in 2015, Air Arabia…

Royal Jordanian (RJ)

Royal Jordanian Offers Staff Voluntary Redundancy

Royal Jordanian is offering its staff voluntary redundancy as part of the airline’s ongoing efficiency drive. The airline said in statement that it had struck a deal with the General Union for Air Transport allowing employees to “obtain a voluntary…

workers

Valuing Workers Wherever They’re From

We must not forget that migrant workers and refugees have much to contribute to Jordan’s economy.  By Patrick Daru On December 18, the world marked International Migrants Day–a moment to celebrate the contributions of migrant workers to our economies and…

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Low Cost Giant Ryanair Launches European Routes to Jordan

Europe’s biggest low-cost carrier, Ryanair, will launch its first flights to Jordan with 14 routes in total to Amman and Aqaba airports in March. The new routes are expected to deliver almost 500,000 customers as Ryanair expands its operation in…

Retail Report

Azadea Group’s deputy chief says the Middle East’s retail scene is changing fast, with consumers becoming ever more sophisticated and demanding. Beirut-based Azadea Group owns the regional franchise rights for a host of big name retail and restaurant brands, such…