Tag: Middle East

relief

Relief and Development: Ending the Zero-Sum Myth

Is it possible to economically empower both Jordanians and Syrian refugees? Two leading relief agencies believe so. By Brian E. Frydenborg Sadly, as 2018 opened, the world looked on yet another consecutive year of record displacement, with a staggering 68.5…

fake news

Towards a New Social Contract

The peaceful protests that swept the nation for a few heady days in mid-summer have sparked a real desire to change the Jordanian societal Contract. The most important observation to be made about the recent spontaneous eruption of anti-austerity protests…

school

A New Chance for Change

Improving transport services was a central component in the new government’s letter of designation and policy statement. Could this provide the sector with much-needed new momentum? Ever since he took office following the recent anti-austerity protests, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz…

protests

Where Do We Go From Here?

Following a wave of protests over IMF-driven austerity measures, the need to find a path out of Jordan’s economic morass has taken on a new urgency. By Dina Al Wakeel Photography by Ala’a Al Sukhni  A western diplomat perfectly summed…

capital spending

Exports and Capital Spending Key to Growth – Report

Jordan needs to focus on boosting exports and capital spending if it wants to achieve strong and sustainable growth, according to a new report by the Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF) think tank. The report analyzed the relationships between capital spending…

cloud

Solutions in the Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the arm of the tech giant that provides on-demand cloud computing, is finally eyeing the Middle East market and plans to expand its services through more offices and partners. By Dina Al Wakeel AWS  held its…

investor interest

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,…

Philip Morris Jordan

The Best Investment is a Conscientious One

How Philip Morris Jordan is guaranteeing long-term, sustainable success by thinking big and giving back. Over the past decade, local and international investors have contemplated fluctuating factors, while attempting to figure out how to best capitalize on Jordan’s unique strategic…

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…