Tag: private sector

Jordan’s Gaping Gender Wage Gap

By Jane Hosking If men and women have the same job and do the same work, they should be paid the same wage, right? While this may seem like simple logic, the reality, however, is quite often a different story….

Hope for Startups

Startup guru Christopher Schroeder is a firm believer in the MENA region’s entrepreneurial spirit, which he says is inspiring young, tech-savvy Arabs to leverage the little they have to shape a better future for themselves and those around them.     By…

Sukuk Market Set for Lift-Off

With new regulations firmly in place, Sharia-compliant bonds finally appear to be gaining traction in Jordan. The Islamic debt market in Jordan is set to capitalize on growing worldwide interest in sukuk, or sharia-compliant bonds. This comes after long-awaited regulations…

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…

The Arab Potash Company: Did Privatization Work?

This article appeared in the April, 2014 edition of Venture.   More than a decade has passed since the Arab Potash Company was partly sold off under Jordan’s controversial privatization drive. Was it a wise move? By Dina al-Wakeel Jordan’s controversial…

InterContinental’s New Manager Upbeat

InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) recently appointed Micheal Koth to the positions of Director of Operations for the Levant, and the of InterContinental Jordan. The industry veteran is confident he can maintain his group’s leading position in the Kingdom’s fast developing…

Failing Health

Public hospitals desperately need a dose of competition to boost standards and efficiency. I witnessed a terminally ill cancer patient being admitted to a top-rated private hospital in Amman. The room was sparkling clean and the nursing staff fully attentive,…

Jordan’s Top Businesswomen: Nadia Shahin

General Manager of Amin Kawar and Sons, Shipping and Transportation Nadia Shahin has earned the quiet hour she enjoys each morning. After 30 years working for Kawar Group and raising two children, she now relishes the cup of coffee she…

Hikma to graduate to FTSE 100

Hikma Pharmaceuticals is set this month to take its place alongside GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and Shire as a fourth blue-chip drug maker on the FTSE 100, Britain’s benchmark share index. Hikma will push Tullow Oil out of the esteemed club of…

Jordan’s Top Businesswomen: Hana al Nasser Malhas

This feature is part of a series highlighting some of the most prominent Jordanian businesswomen who managed to climb to the top of the corporate ladder in their respective fields in the Kingdom. Cofounder and Principal of Al Mashrek International School Being married at…