Oxford Business Group renews collaboration with AB Invest

Press release
Published December 28th, 2011 - 01:00 GMT

Oxford Business Group (OBG), the global publishing, research and consultancy firm, is preparing to step up its analysis of Jordan’s investment climate by teaming up once again with Al Arabi Investment Company (AB Invest).

The investment banking firm will collaborate with OBG’s research and editorial team to produce the Capital Markets Chapter of The Report: Jordan 2012, the Group’s forthcoming guide on the Kingdom’s economy.

The landmark report, which marks OBG’s tenth publication on the Kingdom, is expected to explore Jordan’s efforts to tap investment for key areas of its economy, including ICT, pharmaceuticals, tourism and renewable energy. It will also contain a detailed, sector-by-sector guide for foreign investors, alongside a wide range of interviews with the most prominent political, economic and business leaders.  

AB Invest is the investment banking arm of the Arab Bank in Jordan. It provides a broad range of integrated investment banking services which include corporate finance, asset management, brokerage and equity research.

Editorial Manager Joseph Bernardo said OBG’s analysis of Jordan’s Capital Markets had undoubtedly benefited from the years of fruitful collaboration between the Group and AB Invest. 

“Oxford Business Group has long recognised the important contribution that local experts can make to our research through their in-depth knowledge of the market,” he said. “Our well-established working relationship with AB Invest has strengthened our efforts to explore key aspects of Jordan’s investment climate, such as the level of foreign ownership and the launch of internet trading services on the stock exchange. I look forward to pooling resources with AB Invest once again as we begin the information-gathering process for our forthcoming report.”

AB Invest’s CEO Adel Kasaji added that the challenging global economic climate had heightened the need to ensure investors were given access to credible and reliable data on Jordan’s economic development.

“The importance of Oxford Business Group’s reports on Jordan has undoubtedly increased during these difficult and volatile times, since investors are looking for information that they can trust in an uncertain climate,” he said. “AB Invest is proud that its seven-year partnership with the Group has played a part in providing the global investment community with highly accurate and comprehensive studies on the Jordanian economy and we look forward to continuing in our role as a reliable partner for the publishing company.”

The Report: Jordan 2012 will mark the culmination of more than six months of on-the-ground research by a team of analysts from OBG. It will provide information on opportunities for foreign direct investment into Jordan’s economy and will act as a guide to the many facets of the Kingdom including its macroeconomics, infrastructure, banking and sectoral developments. The Report: Jordan 2012 will be available in print form or online.

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The global economic landscape is changing, and since 1994 OBG has been at the frontier of mapping new waves of emerging economies. OBG now operates in many of the world's fastest growing markets, offering internationally acclaimed intelligence on regions that are shaping the future balance of economic power.

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