Tag: Middle East

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,…

the deal

The Jordan Compact: When Will the Deal Deliver?

When it was agreed back in 2016, the rules of origin offered exporters preferential access to lucrative European markets. So why have only a handful of companies in the Kingdom taken advantage of the deal so far? By Dina al…

Yahsat Delivers

Yahsat was founded in 2007 with a mission to connect people through satellite communications at an affordable price. “Social equality and economic security cannot be achieved without effective and affordable communication,” said Najat Abdulrahman, Executive Vice President of Global Strategic…

HRH Prince Feisal Bin Al Hussein

HRH Prince Feisal Bin Al Hussein

HRH Prince Feisal Bin Al Hussein on the importance of SOFEX. Jordan hosted the toughest and most highly trained special forces from around the world for SOFEX again in May. In this exclusive interview, the chairman of the SOFEX board, HRH…

international airport

Airport Operator Acquisition of Queen Alia International Airport

Aéroports de Paris has big plans for Jordan’s aviation sector after acquiring a controlling stake in the operator of Queen Alia International Airport. Groupe Aéroports de Paris (ADP) recently announced it has spent $265 million to buy a majority 51…

Green City

EBRD Partners With GAM to Make Amman a Green City

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Greater Amman Municipality to fund projects that aim to ensure the capital’s sustainable growth. Under the agreement, which was signed by Amman’s Mayor Yousef al Shawarbeh…

wastewater

Irbid Wastewater Network to be Co-Financed by EU

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said the EU has agreed to co-finance a multi-million euro project to construct new wastewater network in Irbid, a city that has been forced to absorb thousands of Syrian refugees over recent…

fair tax

Transforming Taxation

Jacob Rabie, an Ernst & Young partner, discusses why a sound and fair tax policy is needed to boost investment in Jordan and Iraq. Jacob Rabie joined EY Jordan in 2010, bringing a complementary skill set to the Jordan/Iraq tax…

A Sit-down with Hamdi Tabbaa

Our guest today, Hamdi Tabbaa, held many positions. He was the former Minister of Industry, Trade and supply, a member of the Senate several times and today, heads the Federation of Arab Businessmen and The Jordanian Businessmen Association. Your Excellency, I…

cut flower sector

Cut flower sector: From bloom to bust

Jordan’s cut flower sector has enjoyed double-digit growth over the past decade. But this success is being threatened by new tax hikes affecting consumer spending, in addition to increasingly fierce competition from African growers. By Celine Alkhaldi Rows of red…