Tag: Middle East

The Saudi Women Blazing a Trail

In a challenge to deeply rooted conventions and stereotypes, Saudi women entrepreneurs like Sarah al Ayed and Lujain al Ubaid are achieving huge success in the world of business. By Elisa Oddone Hit hard by plunging oil prices, Saudi Arabia…

Get on the Bus

Renewed work on a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system marks a positive development for Jordan, promising improved connectivity in and around the capital city. Jordan’s burgeoning and rapidly urbanizing population, estimated at nearly 7 million and expected to reach 8.5…

Music Apps

Thanks to the proliferation of music streaming apps, it’s never been easier to listen to all your favorite artists on the go. We take a look at three of the best music apps out there and what they have to…

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Deloitte holds 2015 Middle East annual partners meeting in Beirut

Deloitte Middle East hosted its annual partners meeting in Beirut in mid-November, with over 150 partners from the Middle East practice. They were joined by Deloitte global, and other member firm leaders from Europe and the US. His Excellency President General…

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Smarter Cars, Safer Roads

Many believe the development of ever-more connected vehicles can drastically cut the number of deaths and injuries on our roads.  By Zeid Nasser Studies show that cell phones are involved in a staggering 1.6 million auto accidents in the United…

Tablet Decline

In the fast-moving consumer tech world, the tablet computer market is already showing signs of fatigue. By Raed Malhas Tablet computers have been around for a lot longer than many think. They were first depicted in some of my favorite…

Liwwa: Looking to Lend More

After securing a crucial round of funding from investors, CEO of peer-to-peer lender liwwa says he’s ready to further expand the platform’s reach across the region. By Jane Hosking The region’s SMEs have long had a hard time securing finance,…

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Zorba: Growing Green

With his range of naturally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs, Azzam Zorba is on a mission to improve our diet and transform the way food is farmed in Jordan. By Elisa Oddone German philosopher Ludwig Fuerbach wrote around 200 years…

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The Refugee Crisis: Don’t Forget Jordan

Europe’s refugee crisis shouldn’t blind the international community to the heavy economic toll the Syrian conflict is having on Jordan. By Khalid W. Wazani Two years ago, the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation joined forces with the United Nations…

Learning from a Google Success Story

JJ Geewax is the celebrated Google engineer whose Invite Media advertising company was famously sold to the search giant for $81 million in 2010. He dropped by the offices of Oasis500 last month to share a few tips and insights…