Tag: Jordan

Templeton Prize

HM King Abdullah Awarded 2018 Templeton Prize

HM King Abdullah has been named as the 2018 Templeton Prize Laureate for his work promoting religious harmony. King Abdullah “has done more to seek religious harmony within Islam, and between Islam and other religions, than any other political leader….

Sharpe ratio

Sharpe Ratios Of Jordanian SME Loans

Some casual critics, the idea of investment returns seems somehow unfair: investors, they take it, are being paid for already having money. More sophisticated observers realize that, in fact, what investors are compensated for is taking risk — that is,…

protests

Where Do We Go From Here?

Following a wave of protests over IMF-driven austerity measures, the need to find a path out of Jordan’s economic morass has taken on a new urgency. By Dina Al Wakeel Photography by Ala’a Al Sukhni  A western diplomat perfectly summed…

capital spending

Exports and Capital Spending Key to Growth – Report

Jordan needs to focus on boosting exports and capital spending if it wants to achieve strong and sustainable growth, according to a new report by the Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF) think tank. The report analyzed the relationships between capital spending…

Parachute16

Parachute16 Works to Develop Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

After a series of ventures he founded failed to gain traction, Ghassan Halawa finally found success with an innovative consulting firm that offers help and advice to budding entrepreneurs, Parachute16. By Nada Atieh Photography by Ala’a Al Sukhny Ghassan Halawa’s…

refugee crisis

We Need a Time Out on Taxes

Further taxes and tax rises will only exacerbate the grave economic problems facing Jordan. During the mid-1970s and early 1980s, it was widely believed that Jordan suffered from the Dutch Disease, in that it had a strong currency but a…

cloud

Solutions in the Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the arm of the tech giant that provides on-demand cloud computing, is finally eyeing the Middle East market and plans to expand its services through more offices and partners. By Dina Al Wakeel AWS  held its…

CFA Society

CFA Society, the gold standard in the financial services industry

You may have seen the CFA letters at the end of names of people you have dealt with professionally, but do you know what they stand for? The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential is held by over 150,000 professionals around…

Economic Resilience

The Economic Resilience Initiative – European Investment Bank

We are pleased to announce our media partnership with the EIB’s 2018 MED Conference which is scheduled to be held on the 2nd of July, 2018 in Amman, focusing on Economic Resilience. The EIB’s 2018 MED Conference will bring together leaders and…

investor interest

Capturing Investor Interest

The man responsible for boosting investor interest in Jordan is confident more FDI is on the way. According to the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ), foreign direct investment in the Kingdom increased by 7.2 percent in 2017, reaching JD1,182 billion,…