Tag: MENA

investment

Countdown to NEOM

Saudi Arabia’s planned $500 billion NEOM mega-city could easily become one of the most important economic development projects in the MENA region. And Jordan would have an important part in making it a success. The wildly ambitious NEOM business and…

Young People Need Jobs, and So Do Their Parents

Young People Need Jobs, and So Do Their Parents

Efforts to get young people into work should come as part of a wider package of macroeconomic policies. By Mary Kawar and Zafiris Tzannatos The conclusion of yet another successful World Economic Forum in the context of this year’s timely…

AMIDEAST

AMIDEAST: Expands Educational Opportunity for Jordanians

AMIDEAST Expands Educational Opportunity for Jordanians AMIDEAST’s mission is to expand opportunity through education and training. Founded in 1951, the American non-profit organization achieves that goal through a network of more than 20 offices in 11 countries in the Middle…

A New Way to Teach

A New Way to Teach

If we truly want to prepare our children for the future, we need to start teaching them to think creatively and critically. By Helen Al Uzaizi ‘Teaching to the test’ has sadly become a common term; it happens when an…

Qatar Airways

QATAR AIRWAYS CELEBRATES SKYTRAX “WORLD’S BEST BUSINESS CLASS” AWARD

Qatar Airways invites passengers to join the celebration and experience the “World’s Best Business Class” with discounts of up to 40% per cent Airline continues its exciting expansion plans, with services to Prague, Czech Republic, Kyiv, Ukraine and Sohar, Oman…

IFC

IFC Invests $45 Million in MS Pharma

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank, is making a $45 million equity investment in Jordan’s MS Pharma. “We believe that supporting leading companies such as MS Pharma will not only improve access to…

Thinking Critically

Education: Thinking Critically

Which challenge should be considered the most vital and pressing given the current circumstances the region finds itself in? This question was posed to an audience at last month’s WEF meeting in Jordan. Most voted that reform was most needed…

National Bank of Yemen Selects ICS BANKS® from ICS Financial Systems

ICS Financial Systems Limited (ICSFS), the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, announced that National Bank of Yemen, which was established in 1969, It is reckoned to be one of the largest Commercial Banks and a…

The World Economic Forum (WEF)

The WEF Spotlights Startups

The World Economic Forum rolls into town this month with the aim of recognizing the region’s most promising startups. American research and advisory firm Gartner has called it the “Nexus of Forces,” which is when social, mobile, cloud and information…

OptiCancer

OptiCancer: Tailoring Cancer Treatments for Patients through Genetic Profiling

OptiCancer is an electronic report made in Germany, after analyzing the biopsy of a cancer patient that considers individual differences in people’s genes, environments, and family history to define individual patterns of disease. It utilizes the newest and well-established German…