Tag: Palestine

BrandsJordan

The Brands of Jordan

As Jordan’s economy has gradually opened up to the world, giant international companies have rushed in with products and services designed to cater to the demands of the Kingdom’s increasingly sophisticated and discerning consumers. But despite this ever stiffer competition…

Primus

Primus Primed

When Amer Nasereddin returned to Jordan in 1996 upon completing his studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, he quickly spotted a chance to put his business administration degree to good use. “I realized there were particular gaps in…

Insurance

Solidarity: Insuring Tomorrow

First Insurance was established in 2007 with a paid up capital of JD28 million. The company entered an already crowded market that was ripe for consolidation. This finally happened last year, when First Insurance absorbed rival Yarmouk Insurance, to become…

OFFTEC: Business Solutions for an Evolving World

OFFTEC: Business Solutions for an Evolving World

Despite an ever-changing business landscape, OFFTEC Holding Group CEO Basim Said says the company has continually managed to adapt to the needs of its multi-sector clients. Offering everything from office furniture to software and security solutions in Jordan and the region,…

MEPS CEO Khaled Zakaria

Pushing Forward With E-Payments

The boss of MEPS says he’s committed to making regional e-payment systems safer and more convenient to use. Owned by 11 local and regional leading banks and companies, Middle East Payment Services, or MEPS for short, provides a selection of…

Palestinian-Designed Charger Shoots Past Crowdfunding Goal

A tiny USB top-up charger designed by a team of Palestinian tech entrepreneurs has raked in around $70,000 on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform—nearly five times its original funding target. The BOLD Knot, which comes in the shape of a knot…

SESAME: A Scientific Step Forward

Jordan has never excelled at scientific study. But a newly revamped, first-of-its-kind research facility could change that. By Elisa Oddone When discussing Jordan’s efforts to develop a knowledge-driven economy, the important role research and development can play is too often…

Red Sea-Dead Sea Project: Too Little, Too Late?

The $950 million Red Sea-Dead Sea conveyance project has finally been given the go-ahead. While it will likely save Jordan money and provide it with much-needed fresh water, doubts remain about whether it can save the fast-shrinking Dead Sea over…

Mubadarah: The Politics of the Possible

After successfully pressuring the government to grant civil rights to the children of Jordanian women married to foreigners, MP Mustafa Hamarneh’s Mubadarah legislative bloc is out to prove that parliament isn’t an ineffectual talking shop. By Abdul-Wahab Kayyali and Dina…

Crowdfunding Aids Gaza Accelerator

A crowdfunding campaign aiming to save Gaza’s only technology accelerator from closure looks set to end this month with its original funding target of $70,000 oversubscribed by 150 percent. The campaign was launched in November on the Indiegogo crowdfunding website…