Category: News & Views

strike

Professional Associations Strike Against Changes to Income Tax Law

Thousands from thirty-three associations and unions took part in a strike against the proposed modifications to the income tax law today. The main associations who joined the strike include doctors, engineers, journalists, teachers, lawyers, and pharmacists who reject the draft law….

wastewater

Irbid Wastewater Network to be Co-Financed by EU

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said the EU has agreed to co-finance a multi-million euro project to construct new wastewater network in Irbid, a city that has been forced to absorb thousands of Syrian refugees over recent…

infrastructure investment

EBRD Finances Infrastructure Investment Program

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has signed a preliminary agreement with Jordan to finance an infrastructure investment program worth 2.8 billion euros. “This memorandum of understanding further cements the cooperation between the EBRD and the government of…

Disney

Jobedu Launches Merchandise Collaboration with Disney and Warner Bros.

In the first tie-up of its kind in the region, Jordanian lifestyle and streetwear brand, Jobedu, is collaborating with Disney and Warner Bros. to produce merchandise featuring some of the entertainment giants’ most iconic characters. As the first cobranding partner…

off-plan

Off-plan Led Recovery?

Affordable off-plan developments are showing signs of potential amid a wider downturn in Abu Dhabi’s residential market. Off-plan projects that offer residential buyers attractive incentives and greater affordability could help offset soft demand in Abu Dhabi’s broader real estate market,…

fake news

Is it time to unfriend Facebook?

We urgently need to wake to the reality that Facebook has been allowed to hoover up our data unhindered for too long. The latest revelation that Facebook allowed a British data analytics firm to harvest the personal information of more…

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Out of Control Auto Ownership

Alarming new research shows it’s time we slammed the breaks on rapidly growing car ownership in Jordan. The Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF) recently published a note entitled “Vehicle Ownership in Jordan: A Comparative Perspective”. The note presented the current level…

Arabic

First Arabic Netflix Series to be Filmed in Jordan

Streaming giant Netflix has announced that Jinn, its first Arabic original series, will be filmed in Jordan later this year. The supernatural drama will center on a group of teenagers that encounter a malevolent spirit in the ancient city of…

20 million euros

Jordan Accepts EU Development Grants Worth 20 Million Euros

Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Emad Fakhoury and the Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy And Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn recently signed two grant agreements worth 20 million euros to support economic growth and partnership in Jordan. The first grant…

charging stations

eCharge to install 10,000 EV charging stations across Jordan

Germany’s eCharge said it has signed an agreement with Jordanian authorities to install 10,000 EV charging stations across the Kingdom. The stations will be able to charge vehicles in less than 15 minutes, Amr Abdou, eCharge’s head of business development,…