Jordanian-Qatari investment Forum kicks off mid-DecemberNovember 24, 2016

Jordanian and Qatari businessmen and industrialists will meet in an investment fair scheduled to be held in Doha in mid-December.

The Jordanian-Qatari Investment Forum will take place during the period 12-14 December, coinciding with Jordan Industrial Fair being held under the theme" Jordan today".

Jordan's Ambassador to Qatar, Zahi Smadi, told Petra's reporter that the meeting is a great opportunity to boost the economic and trade"...

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Bannari Amman Sugars spurts on strong Q2 resultsNovember 24, 2016

It's turning out to be a sweet session for Bannari Amman Sugars shares on the bourses this morning, with investors lapping up the stock thanks to upbeat quarterly results reported by the company.

Bannari Amman Sugars reported a net profit of Rs 45.4 crore for the quarter ended September 2016, up sharply from a net profit of Rs 3.8 crore it had posted in the corresponding quarter last year. Total income jumped 57.7% to Rs 588.2 crore in the July - September 2016 quarter, over the year-ago quarter.

The stock spurted to Rs 2025 on the National Stock Exchange (Rs 2023.95 on BSE), and...

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Less than half of Jordanians satisfied with their income, poll suggestsNovember 24, 2016

Less than half of Jordanians are satisfied with their income and their families' income, saying their salaries are too low, according to an opinion poll whose results were announced on Wednesday.

Results of the poll, which had a sample of 1,200 individuals from the country’s 12 governorates, indicated that 43.6 per cent of the respondents said their own or their family’s income is either low or too low, 19.2 per cent said their salaries are either good or too good, while 37.2 per cent said their income is fair.

Conducted by the Phenix Centre for Economic and Informatics...

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Jordan: Interview with the ICRC deputy head of delegationNovember 24, 2016

Hicham Mandoudi, who recently ended a two-year mission serving as deputy head of the ICRC delegation in Jordan, sat down for a short interview and reflected on his experience at the end of this memorable mission, the impact of the Syrian crisis on Jordan and ICRC's main activities in the country.

How do you feel after working in Jordan for two years?

One can only have mixed"...

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Jordan, Australia sign anti-terror dealNovember 24, 2016

Australia and Jordan have signed an agreement to counter money laundering and terrorist financing.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the two nations stand together in rejecting those who seek to impose their world views on others through division and violence.

Mr Turnbull, standing beside Jordan's visiting King Abdullah II, told reporters in Canberra on Thursday there was"...

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Jordan’s First Self-Defense Academy For Women Wants To Fight Domestic AbuseNovember 24, 2016

On the fourth floor of a discreet office building in Jordan’s capital, a group of women and girls are being told to punch and kick, punch and kick. This is no exercise class. For many of the women, it’s a chance to change their lives: they are learning to defend themselves against the widespread gender-based violence in their communities. The company that runs the class, ...

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AURAK Launches Innovation Week ProgramNovember 24, 2016

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has launched its comprehensive program for the second annual Innovation Week initiative, as decreed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

The university held an innovation competition for students"...

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Azizi Farishta: The Newest Addition to the Long Line of Launches by Azizi DevelopmentsNovember 24, 2016

Azizi Developments, the UAE-based real estate developer with global reach into international markets, has announced the launch of Azizi Farishta, the 15th project located in the ever-expanding Al Furjan district. The fully-serviced residence, a B+G+2P+12 structure, is the developer’s newest contribution. Azizi Farishta is within close proximity to major Dubai icons and attractions including the EXPO 2020 site, Ibn Batuta Mall, Discovery Gardens and the new Al"...

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Retail Banking Growth in Emerging Markets Slows According to New Oliver Wyman ReportNovember 24, 2016

Retail bank growth across 12 emerging markets, referred to as the EM12, will slow according to a new report titled “Playing to Win, Retail Banking Strategies for Emerging Markets” from Oliver Wyman.

“The nature of retail banking growth in EM12 is undergoing a major change,” said Oliver Wyman partner Michael Wagner. “With slower growth rates, banks need long-term, cohesive strategies, which will"......

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TRUSTECH 2016, The Most Innovative Companies of the Trust-Based Technology Industry Meet in CannesNovember 24, 2016

SESAMES Awards, focusing on innovation

Each year at TRUSTECH, the SESAMES Awards are given to the best innovations in the fields of payments, identification, digital security and wireless technologies.

18 exhibiting companies have been selected as finalists by a jury made up of 18 international experts. The selection was based on three fundamental criteria: the innovative characteristics of the product/service submitted, the market suitability and the strength of the pitch.


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