Tag: Saudi Arabia

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Venture Explains: Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030

What is it? Plunging oil prices since mid-2014 have pushed Saudi Arabia to produce Vision 2030, a far reaching reform plan unveiled earlier this year that aims to wean the kingdom’s economy off its reliance on oil, which the government…

Renewable green energy

Jordan lagging behind on ‘green’ economic performance – report

Jordan achieved an underwhelming ranking on a global index that measures the green economic performance of countries and how experts assess that performance. Jordan, which made it onto the list for the first time, was rated 60 out of 80…

Kinz: Digging Deep for Data

When he founded Kinz back in 2009, Marwan Juma set out to convince Jordanian companies they were sitting on an untapped treasure trove of information. The data mining firm now has hundreds of clients across the Kingdom, and is setting…

Internet Phone calls

No Charges for Internet Phone Calls – TRC

Jordanians won’t be charged for making phone calls via apps like Skype and WhatsApp, the Kingdom’s telecoms watchdog said. The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) said the decision not to impose a levy on Internet calls came after TRC officials met…

SAMIH TOUKAN

Venture at 10: Samih Toukan

Samih Toukan, Cofounder of Maktoob.com Date of Interview: July 2009 Maktoob, the first social network in the Arab World, was one of the first to exploit the new medium of the Internet as it was launched in the early 2000s….

Bahaa Hariri, Horizon Chairman

Venture at 10: Bahaa Hariri

Bahaa Hariri, Horizon Chairman Date of Interview: April 2008 The Hariri name is synonymous with construction and real estate development in our region. Bahaa Hariri, who inherited his father Rafik’s banking, real estate tourism, telecommunications, and media ventures in 2005,…

Middle Eastern Mergers & Acquisitions reached US$4.7 billion in Q1 2016

Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today released the quarterly investment banking analysis for the Middle East region. According to estimates from Thomson Reuters / Freeman Consulting, Middle Eastern investment banking fees reached US$178.2…

Minister of Transport Ayman Hatahet: Getting Jordan Moving

Jordan’s Transport Minister is excited about the big transportation projects slated to come on line in the near future. Because it’s sandwiched between Iraq, Syria, the Palestinian Territories, and Saudi Arabia, the important role Jordan plays as a trade hub…

Millennium Hotels

Millennium Hotels & Resorts adopts Sky Software Hospitality Solutions

As a result of the success of Sky Software solutions at the 5-star hotels in the MEA region, Millennium Hotels & Resorts in Saudi Arabia have adopted Bayan Human Resources Management and FBM Food Beverage Materials Management systems. Bayan HRMS…