Tag: Saudi Arabia

An Animated Discussion

Animation studios from across the region gathered for a special session at last month’s MENA ICT forum in Amman to discuss the challenges facing their industry, which include a paucity of investment, high operating costs, poor promotional channels, and a…

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Talent Shows Keep MBC on Top

MBC’s position as the region’s number one network seems insurmountable thanks in large part to our seemingly insatiable demand for TV talent shows. By Osama Al Sharif The MBC network is scoring big with audiences and advertisers thanks to an…

Building Jordan: SIGMA

  This feature is part of a series highlighting the most prominent engineering and design consultancy firms with headquarters in Jordan or that have a significant presence in the Kingdom.   Founded: 1975 President and Managing Director: Hani Hakki Number of…

Building Jordan: Engicon

This feature is part of a series highlighting the most prominent engineering and design consultancy firms with headquarters in Jordan or that have a significant 00M-651 presence in the Kingdom.   Founded: 1988 CEO: Tarek Zuriekat Number of employees: Approximately 450…

Building Jordan: Dar Al-Handasah

This feature is part of a series highlighting the most prominent engineering and design consultancy firms with headquarters in Jordan or that have a significant presence in the Kingdom.   Dar Al-Handasah Founded: 1956 CEO: Talal Shair Employees: 6,900 Offices: 45…

Smartphone Generation

In case you hadn’t noticed, the MENA region is undergoing a mobile Internet revolution. By Khaldoon Tabaza What’s the biggest indicator related to the online market opportunity in the UAE and Saudi Arabia that beats all other developed and developing…

Ignatius on ISIS

David Ignatius, the celebrated associate editor and columnist at the Washington Post, visited the Columbia Global Centers, Middle East in Amman last month to speak about US foreign policy and the crisis in the region. Ignatius has spent around 35…

Yemeksepeti Gobbles Up ifood.jo

Turkish online food ordering company Yemeksepeti has bought a majority stake in ifood.jo, the fast growing Jordanian startup offering the same sort of service. Set up by Zeid Husban and Omar Akel in January 2012, ifood.jo provides restaurants with instant…

Cheap Oil: Boon or Bane?

Tumbling oil prices might be a double-edged sword for Jordan. By Yusuf Mansur Jordan, which imports 97 percent of its energy, and the wider Middle East are bound to feel the impact of falling oil prices soon. The price of…

How Low Can Oil Go?

The oil market’s reaction to America’s renewed military operations in the Middle East has been counter to normal expectations. Rather than rise in price, Brent dropped from $115 in June to below $100 in September. How can this correction be…