Tag: Jordan

Jordan and the Iraqi Predicament

Editor’s letter Dina al-Wakeel While Jordan has so far thankfully managed to insulate itself from the violence engulfing its neighbors, the Kingdom’s economy has still taken a hit. According to sources, exports to Iraq, Jordan’s number one trading partner, dropped…

Moumayaz

New Taxi Hotline Sidesteps App

A new taxi hotline has just been launched which will surely provide a boost for thousands of Jordanian cab drivers in the short-term, but is unlikely to stave off the threat of industry disruptive transport apps like Uber in the…

Exports

Car Exports Stall

Instability in the region continues to seriously disrupt Jordan’s trade with its neighbors. Exports from Jordan’s free zones to the Iraqi market, which usually accounts for 60 to 65 percent, have plunged to 20 percent since July as IS militants…

Lincoln

Opulant Marque Makes a Comeback

Lincoln refreshes its range to recapture its luxury motoring crown. By Ghaith Madadha Once a byword for American luxury motoring, Lincolns have ferried US presidents from Calvin Coolidge to George H.W. Bush. Squeezed between European and Japanese luxury brands on…

Shams Ma’an Start Date Announced

Construction of the Shams Ma’an project, a 52.5 MW photovoltaic (PV) power plant, is set to start at the beginning of 2015, with electricity expected to start flowing by early 2016. The $160 million facility will deliver 160 million kWh…

Going with Go

Emad Morcos, senior vice president of business development and digital at OSN, talks about the network’s newest foray into the world of online viewership. By Sadad Talhouni According to research group Ovum, OSN is expected to roughly double its subscriber base…

Dashing to the Forefront

DASH Ventures is fast shaping up to be a major player in the venture capital field. By Sadad Talhouni Photography by Alaa’ al-Sukhny DASH Ventures is a micro venture capital firm that focuses on early stage investments. Since it was…

Citibank – 40 Years in Jordan

Citi is marking its fortieth year of operating in Jordan. The Kingdom’s important banking sector has changed a great deal over this time, but the financial giant appears to have adapted and thrived under the most challenging of circumstances. By…

Tapping Gaza’s Gas

Finally taking the lead and thinking ahead to solve its energy issues, the Jordanian government is taking a stab at Gaza and Cyprus’s offshore gas reserves. Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Mohammad Hamed said the agreement, which is yet…

New US Ambassador Appointed

Alice G. Wells has been sworn in as the new US ambassador to Jordan, replacing Stuart E. Jones who held the pivotal diplomatic position for three years. This will be the first ambassadorial post for Wells, a career Foreign Service…