Tag: Jordan

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,…

Nissan Sells 1,226 Units of New X-Trail

  Nissan’s recently launched compact SUV, the All-New X-Trail has made its mark with an impressive sales result in the Middle East. A total of 1,226 units were sold within the first 40 days of launch. Dealerships across GCC recorded…

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Talent Shows Keep MBC on Top

MBC’s position as the region’s number one network seems insurmountable thanks in large part to our seemingly insatiable demand for TV talent shows. By Osama Al Sharif The MBC network is scoring big with audiences and advertisers thanks to an…

Bayt’s Ataya: Startups are Key Job Creators

The only way the region can overcome its pressing unemployment challenge is if the startup scene takes off. That was the message Bayt.com Founder and CEO Rabea Ataya had to give to a group of aspiring entrepreneurs at last month’s Startup…

The Tuition Cap Distraction

The government’s plans to introduce a tuition fee cap for private schools diverts attention away from the far more pressing need to raise public education standards. By Jawad J. Abbassi The draft bylaw that classifies private schools and puts caps…

Mövenpick on the Move

These are tough times for our region’s hotels, but Mövenpick is still gaining ground. By Dina al Wakeel Tourism in our part of the world is far from being in rude health. Instability has scared many foreign tourists away, leaving…

AIG Helps the Underprivileged

The Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of  Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) – launched its annual Winter Campaign. That was carried out in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development. As part of the Campaign, AIG…

Uber Eyes Amman

Taxi drivers beware. Uber, the fast growing ride sharing service laying waste to transport business models the world over, is setting its sights on coming to Amman. The San Francisco-based company recently posted an online advertisement looking for a community…