Jordan 2018

The centerpiece of stability in the Middle East

Jordan

The centerpiece of stability in the Middle East

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Enabling growth

Maldives

2019

Enabling growth

The Maldives’ dispersed geography, while bestowing the country’s irresistible appeal, also carries unique challenges to a growing economy.
The west coast of Europe

Portugal

2019

The west coast of Europe

An economic miracle for some, Portugal is modernizing and alluring. From start-ups to surf waves, the country evokes an almost Californian model on the west coast of Europe.
How a small island nation became Africa’s business champion

Mauritius

2019

How a small island nation became Africa’s business champion

In only 50 years, Mauritius defied all economic predictions and is today ranked number one in Africa for its ease in doing business.
Revive Greece, restore Europe

Greece

2018

Revive Greece, restore Europe

Signs of recovery make a compelling case for easing the Greek debt.
Where business  mixes with beauty

Maldives

2018

Where business mixes with beauty

The Greater Malé Region, formed by the union of six neighboring islands, will decongest the capital and enable unprecedented tourism growth.
The nation with a reach much greater than its borders

Luxembourg

2018

The nation with a reach much greater than its borders

Luxembourg has become a leader in financial firsts that belies its size.
Access point to Africa

Mauritius

2017

Access point to Africa

A forthcoming free trade agreement could energize an ancient commercial route between China and Mauritius, forging a cross-continential gateway centuries in the making.
Poised for regional reconstruction

Jordan

2017

Poised for regional reconstruction

Jordan is positioning itself as a launchpad for the rebuilding of Iraq and Syria.
Access to the heart of Europe

Luxembourg

2015

Access to the heart of Europe

Luxembourg’s financial sector expertise and business friendly culture are helping Chinese businesses to engage in Europe.
Reforms spark progress

Portugal

2014

Reforms spark progress

Far-reaching structural reforms have paved the way for a sustained recovery in growth and investment
Stability locks in future growth

Ivory Coast

2016

Stability locks in future growth

Côte d’Ivoire’s economic renaissance is rapidly creating a new golden era
Building the dream

Maldives

2016

Building the dream

The Maldives invests in infrastructure to unleash growth
Re-engineering for growth

Egypt

2016

Re-engineering for growth

Egypt is undergoing an infrastructure overhaul
Oil nation charts a new course

Brunei Darussalam

2016

Oil nation charts a new course

Ancient Sino-Bruneian trade routes have been revived, marking 25 years in diplomatic relations.
Economic ties boosted as President Xi visits Egypt

Egypt

2015

Economic ties boosted as President Xi visits Egypt

Egyptian President al-Sisi and Chinese President Xi deliver a joint statement at the Presidential Palace in Cairo on January 21st, 2016.
An all-weather friend in Africa

Zimbabwe

2015

An all-weather friend in Africa

President Xi’s historic visit to Zimbabwe marks a breakthrough in the strengthening of ties.
Looking seaward

Cape Verde

2013

Looking seaward

A growing hub for services in the Atlantic
Investing in durability

Morocco

2013

Investing in durability

A safe choice for business in North Africa
Investing in democracy

Tunisia

2013

Investing in democracy

The road to economic revival
Unleashing its growth potential

Zimbabwe

2012

Unleashing its growth potential

A call for international investment
Uma porta para Africa no coração do Atlântico

Cabo Verde

2012

Uma porta para Africa no coração do Atlântico

Exemplo de democracia e governação na região em que se insere, Cabo Verde procura parceiros privados que o ajudem a constituir-se como um centro internacional de prestação de serviços. Por ar, terra e mar.

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Jordan, centerpiece of the Middle East

Economy

Jordan, centerpiece of the Middle East

“We are going to set up 10 medical labs in Palestine”

Healthcare

“We are going to set up 10 medical labs in Palestine”

Dr. Hassib Sahyoun

Chairman & CEO of MedLabs

“We received the award as the leading resort in Jordan for five years running”

Tourism

“We received the award as the leading resort in Jordan for five years running”

Dan Benzaquen

General Manager of Mövenpick Tala Bay and Mövenpick Aqaba

“Partnerships with 110 German universities”

Education & Research

“Partnerships with 110 German universities”

Manar Fayyad

President of German Jordanian University

“We are leading Jordan’s foray into the modern digital era”

Telecom & IT

“We are leading Jordan’s foray into the modern digital era”

Ziad Shatara

CEO of Umniah

“A market leader in providing structured facilities and unique product offerings”

Finance

“A market leader in providing structured facilities and unique product offerings”

Ahmad Abu Eideh

Chief Executive Officer, Middle East (Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon)

“Ahli Bank is one of Jordan’s leading commercial & SME finance banks”

Finance

“Ahli Bank is one of Jordan’s leading commercial & SME finance banks”

Founded in 1955, Ahli Bank is one of Jordan’s largest lenders for SMEs, providing a lifeline for emerging businesses across the economic spectrum.

“We’ve obtained 20 projects from EU funds”

Education & Research

“We’ve obtained 20 projects from EU funds”

Saeb Khresat

President of Jordan University of Science and Technology

New banking concept launched to serve unbanked millennials

Finance

New banking concept launched to serve unbanked millennials

Last October, Cairo Amman Bank launched a new subsidiary, LINC, dedicated to servicing Jordan’s large unbanked youth population.

“We’re the only Jordanian bank with an established presence in Iraq”

Finance

“We’re the only Jordanian bank with an established presence in Iraq”

Bassem Khalil Al-Salem

Chairman of Capital Bank

Upgraded airport greets 8m passengers

Aviation

Upgraded airport greets 8m passengers

The Kingdom’s prime gateway to the world continues to soar while staying true to its Jordanian roots.

“A dedicated airport operator is an important advantage”

Aviation

“A dedicated airport operator is an important advantage”

Kjeld Binger

CEO of Airport International Group

Entrepreneurial spirit lives on in the world’s largest Syrian refugee camp

Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurial spirit lives on in the world’s largest Syrian refugee camp

Syrian refugees facing a long-term stay in Jordan are showing that the entrepreneurial spirit can be nurtured in the most unlikely of places.

Financiers prove their resilience under pressure

Finance

Financiers prove their resilience under pressure

Jordan’s finance sector maintains one of the top capital adequacy rates in the region, and continues to improve while under external stress. Such

PBI Aqaba Industrial Estate in full swing to reach $1b of investment

Industry

PBI Aqaba Industrial Estate in full swing to reach $1b of investment

The Aqaba International Industrial Estate, managed by PBI Aqaba, is eyeing $1b of investment by 2019 on the back of large hi-tech manufacturing deals.

Technical studies get a trade up

Education & Research

Technical studies get a trade up

A new education strategy aims at promoting technical studies to tackle skills-mismatch issue.

The Arab world’s top content creator takes on innovation

Telecom & IT

The Arab world’s top content creator takes on innovation

Home to tech MNCs, incubators and highly productive Arabic content creators, Jordan today hosts a formidble ICT sector.

Healthcare advances continue unyielded amid population surge

Healthcare

Healthcare advances continue unyielded amid population surge

“Resilience is a quality that has become synonymous with Jordan”

Economy

“Resilience is a quality that has become synonymous with Jordan”

Aqel Biltaji

President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jordan

“Annual growth has been reduced by 1% since the Syrian Refugee Crisis began”

Finance

“Annual growth has been reduced by 1% since the Syrian Refugee Crisis began”

Minister of Finance

Omar Malhas

“French investments have transformed entire segments of the Jordanian economy”

Diplomacy

“French investments have transformed entire segments of the Jordanian economy”

David Bertolotti

French Ambassador to Jordan

“Capital Bank is the only Jordanian bank with an established presence in Iraq”

Finance

“Capital Bank is the only Jordanian bank with an established presence in Iraq”

Bassem Khalil Al-Salem

Chairman of Capital Bank

“There is interest from the international community to make Jordan the hub for rebuilding activities”

Industry

“There is interest from the international community to make Jordan the hub for rebuilding activities”

Yarub Qudah

Former Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply

“We are a $950 million operation in Jordan today”: UN

Diplomacy

“We are a $950 million operation in Jordan today”: UN

Anders Pedersen

UN Humanitarian Coordinator

“I expect Jordan to play a central role in the region after the situation stabilizes”

Finance

“I expect Jordan to play a central role in the region after the situation stabilizes”

Ziad Fariz

Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan

“The Desert Highway rehabilitation project is high priority for Jordan”

Real Estate & Construction

“The Desert Highway rehabilitation project is high priority for Jordan”

Sami Halaseh

Minister of Public Works and Housing

“BAU has signed work-placement agreements with 27 companies”

Education & Research

“BAU has signed work-placement agreements with 27 companies”

Abdullah Zoubi

President of Al-Balqa Applied University

“We will have $1b of investment under management by 2019”

Industry

“We will have $1b of investment under management by 2019”

Sheldon Fink

Chairman & CEO of PBI Aqaba Industrial Estate

“We completed a series of transformative projects in Aqaba”

Real Estate & Construction

“We completed a series of transformative projects in Aqaba”

Abu Ghattas

Managing Director of MAG Engineering & Contracting

“We are restructuring a number of our technical colleges under Al-Balqa Applied University”

Education & Research

“We are restructuring a number of our technical colleges under Al-Balqa Applied University”

Adel Tweissi

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research

“Over 80 per cent of Arabic content on the internet is of Jordanian origin”

Business Services

“Over 80 per cent of Arabic content on the internet is of Jordanian origin”

Mohammed Bataineh

Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan

“Banking has been a very well managed, capitalized and liquid sector”

Finance

“Banking has been a very well managed, capitalized and liquid sector”

Hani Qadi

Director General of the Association of Banks in Jordan

“Fintech is definitely a good investment opportunity in Jordan”

Finance

“Fintech is definitely a good investment opportunity in Jordan”

Heike Harmgart

EBRD Country Director for Jordan

“Aqaba will soon be booming with business providing transport to Iraq”

Business Services

“Aqaba will soon be booming with business providing transport to Iraq”

Hamdi Tabbaa

President of the Jordan Businessmen Association

“We began the rehabilitation of the Desert Highway in April”

Transport

“We began the rehabilitation of the Desert Highway in April”

Jalal Qudsi

Project Director of United Enterprise

“‘Made in Jordan’ is becoming a reliable and quality brand”: EU Ambassador

Industry

“‘Made in Jordan’ is becoming a reliable and quality brand”: EU Ambassador

Andrea Fontana

EU Ambassador to Jordan

“We managed to achieve 10% growth in 2017”

Agriculture & Fisheries

“We managed to achieve 10% growth in 2017”

Khaled Hanifat

Minister of Agriculture