Tag: United States


Venture Explains: America’s Gun Debate

The long-running US debate over gun rights was rekindled after 17 students and educators were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last month. What happened? The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been called the second-deadliest shooting…

Amazon Go

Venture Explains: Amazon Go

Amazon has just hammered another nail in the coffin of brick-and-mortar retail by opening its first checkout-free grocery store, Amazon Go. How does it work? The 167-square-meter store has been set up in an Amazon office building in Seattle. It’s…

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Retailers and the Digital Sales Switch

Bricks and mortar retailers must develop an online presence if they want to keep hold of customers that are steadily drifting online. A Study by the US National Retail Federation found that 59 percent of shoppers plan to make online…


A Promising Partnership

The chairman of AmCham in Jordan says he’s actively engaged in boosting trade between Jordan and the United States, while seeking to diversify the Jordanian products that reach the world’s largest economy. By Dina al Wakeel Established in 1999, the American…

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Venture Explains: Why did Amazon buy Whole Foods?

What’s happened? Internet retail giant Amazon has just agreed to buy high-end grocer Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. What’s the motivation behind the deal? Even though it built its name in e-commerce, Amazon has recently been experimenting with brick-and-mortar stores,…


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…


Down, But Not Out

Liberal democracy is on the ropes the world over. But it won’t be forever. By Osama Al Sharif We may have missed our chance to see the day when liberal, democratic, pluralistic, and accountable systems of government take root in this…

Cyber Warfare

Venture Explains: Cyber Warfare

What is it? Now and in the future, scores between competing world powers will increasingly be settled online, rather than on the conventional battlefield. Countries like the United States, China, and Russia are pouring billions into sophisticated cyber warfare programs….

Jordanian entrepreneurs at the launch of an Endeavor survey

Most Jordanian Businesses Want to Relocate – Survey

Most companies in the Kingdom are considering relocating abroad, according to a new survey from Endeavor Jordan, the business mentorship group. Of the 125 companies surveyed, 72 percent said they were considering moving their headquarters abroad. Of these, over half…

Saxo Bank: 10 Outrageous Predictions for 2017

Saxo Bank’s 10 Outrageous Predictions for 2017

Will this be the year when China exceeds growth expectations, Brexit turns into Bremain, the Mexican peso soars, and Italian banks turn out to be the best performing equity asset class? Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist,…