Tag: Middle East

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Women of Jordan: Nour Jarrar

Women of Jordan – Part Three Nour Jarrar was sure that one day she would head a bank. She realized this dream at the beginning of 2018 when she was appointed CEO of CitiBank N.A. after spending more than 14…

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Sara Ferrer Olivella

Sara Ferrer Olivella took up her role as the UNDP country director for Jordan at the start of 2017. The UN official was the regional advisor for the UNDP in New York prior to moving to the Kingdom. She says…

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A streamlined approach to tackling Jordan’s economic challenges

Last month’s cabinet reshuffle seems to finally acknowledge that tackling Jordan’s big economic challenges will require focused and unified strategizing. By Khalid W. Wazani One of the most important changes to occur in the latest cabinet reshuffle was the appointment…

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Cutting cancer care: An unhealthy decision

The government’s move to cut back on cancer care to save money is yet another slap in the face for everyday Jordanians, many of whom are already struggling under a controversial austerity program. By Osama Al Sharif As if the…

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A modern public transport system or a driving distraction?

The Prime Minister was mistaken to assert we have to first dramatically reduce our reliance on cars before we can begin developing a modern public transport system. In a recent televised interview, Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki provided some interesting insights…

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Lada 4X4 Urban: An attainable adventure

Lada is relaunching its iconic cheap and cheerful off-roader in the Middle East. By Gaith Madadha Russian automaker Lada has returned to regional markets including the UAE and Jordan in recent months. Its small, iconic off-roader remains the star player…

Reaching out: Jordan and Italy’s economic relations

Businesses are redoubling efforts to boost trade and economic relations between Jordan and Italy.  By Dina al-Wakeel Italy is one of Jordan’s most important trading partners. In 2016, Europe’s fourth largest economy exported some $800 million worth of products to…

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Trade and ties between Jordan and Italy

Italy’s Ambassador to Jordan Giovanni Brauzzi considers boosting investment and trade between the two countries a top priority. He’s been urging Jordan to focus on developing specific market niches where it has a genuine competitive edge, such as its well-educated…

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Businesses Get the Message

The arrival of WhatsApp for businesses is the strongest signal yet that messages through messaging platforms could soon replace email as the main way to communicate in the world of work. Email has only been around for about three decades,…

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Food producers and importers say tax hikes are hard to swallow

Food producers and importers are worried about the impact recent tax rises will have on their sector.   Tax revenues are growing at a slower rate than the GDP and that means trouble for the Jordanian economy. Public debt has…