Jordanian woman wins MENAFN investment game

Mai Hasayen, from Jordan, who is the head of a department at the Cairo Amman Bank, won the MENAFN ‘Play to Win” investment game.

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By  Massoud Derhally Published  October 21, 2001

Mai Hasayen, from Jordan, who is the head of a department at the Cairo Amman Bank, won the MENAFN ‘Play to Win” investment game.

Ms. Hasayen, clenched first place after beating more than fifteen hundred contestants, from all over the Middle East and North Africa, to win the $4000 prize furnished by Tejari.

The two-month “Investment Game”, organized by Middle East/North Africa Financial Network, Inc. (MENAFN.com), was launched on July 2nd, 2001. Each contestant was provided with $500,000, in virtual money, to be used in trading US equity stocks. “I enjoyed the game”, Ms. Hasayen explained, “I knew it required a lot of research, but MENAFN’s website had all the information I needed. The wealth of information and tools available at MENAFN.com like upgrades/downgrades, latest financial news, charts and quotes made it easier for me to make the right decisions quickly.”

The $2000 second prize was awarded to Mr. Sa’ed Totah, out of the UAE, courtesy of Aramex International. The 31-year old account manager praised the game for being a “unique investment drill”. Mr. Totah went on to say, “The Investment Game simulated real online trading and allowed contestants to put their investment skills to the test”. Rami Steitiyeh - 24 years old - from Jordan scooped the third prize of $1000 offered by Global One.

“We were pleased to see many professionals taking part in the first game; and we anticipate that many more will take up the challenge of the new game, which will have more features. We are enjoying the fact that people are building a financial community around the Investment Game,” said Zaid Aloul, VP of product development

MENAFN is offering the game as a part of its co-branded solutions. As such, the game will be packaged, licensed, and sold as a separate solution to corporations, businesses, and financial institutions who will in turn use it as a hands-on customer awareness and retention tool.

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