Sunday, Feb 25, 2018


Sosei World Co., Japan

Sosei Water: an answer to fracking concerns?


Sosei Water: an answer to fracking concerns?

An environmentally minded Japanese company has developed a special water with unique properties that allow it to be used to power engines... Jan 24, 2018

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iREX, Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2017

‘Come and explore how we can shape the future together’


‘Come and explore how we can shape the future together’
Mr. Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Chairman of iREX 2017 and Managing Executive Officer of Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ Robotics Division

Mr. Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Chairman of iREX 2017 and Managing Executive Officer of Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ Robotics Division, speaks... Nov 29, 2017

Read more about Industry & Trade | Science & Technology, Asia-Pacific, Japan


Start-up Kuwait

Building an ecosystem for SMEs to thrive


Building an ecosystem for SMEs to thrive
Mr. Al-Jouan, Executive Chairman, Mr. Al Wazzan, Vice Chairman, and board members Mr. Boushahri, Mr. Jaffar and Mr. Al Mutairi, of The National Fund for SMEs Development

Mr. Al-Jouan, Executive Chairman, Mr. Al Wazzan, Vice Chairman, and board members Mr. Boushahri, Mr. Jaffar and Mr. Al Mutairi, of The National... Nov 10, 2017

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Banking on Kuwait

Kuwait investing heavily in backlog of much-needed infrastructure projects


Kuwait investing heavily in backlog of much-needed infrastructure projects
Shaikha Al-Bahar, Deputy Group CEO of NBK

As the nation’s largest and first established bank, NBK is one of the leading financiers of Kuwait’s mega projects, and will play... Oct 20, 2017

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Informative & Scope

Fintech 101


Fintech 101

Financial technology, fondly known as fintech, is certainly a divine disruptive change to the traditional finance industry and a welcomed... Oct 19, 2017

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African Diplomacy

Building a Regional Consensus


Building a Regional Consensus
President Ernest Bai Koroma attends the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa

Sierra Leone sets out a foreign policy based on regional coalition-building for greater collective results in initiatives for poverty elimination,... Sep 26, 2017

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Bahrain Banking

Regional leader backed by 40 years of banking tradition, with a sterling reputation for its regulatory environment


Regional leader backed by 40 years of banking tradition, with a sterling reputation for its regulatory environment
Left: Dr Waheed Al Qassim, CEO, Bahrain Association of Banks. Right: Khalid Hamad, Executive Director of Banking Supervision, Central Bank of Bahrain

As the leading financial services centre in the Gulf, Bahrain has proved to be resilient in the face of liquidity challenges posed by low... Sep 25, 2017

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Infrastructure development in Sierra Leone

Transport and energy projects unveiled


Transport and energy projects unveiled
President Koroma launching works of the 103-kilometre Bandajuma-Gendema Highway project last May

The construction of new infrastructure is one of the pillars of the Agenda for Prosperity

Sep 21, 2017

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Saeed Raddad Group

Ushering in a new era of economic growth


Ushering in a new era of economic growth
Saeed R. Al Zahrani, Saeed Raddad Group President

A leading business group in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Gulf region, has had an influential and substantial presence in the... Sep 20, 2017

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Industrialization in Rwanda

Rwanda shifts its focus to manufacturing


Rwanda shifts its focus to manufacturing
The C&H Garment factory in the Kigali Special Economic Zone (Photo: UNIDO)

While Rwanda has long focused on agriculture and services, it is now looking to develop manufacturing, in a bid to lower its dependence on... Sep 19, 2017

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Sierra Leone’s Journey

Resilience Meets Growth


Resilience Meets Growth
Ernest Bai Koroma, President of Sierra Leone

With a recent history of both challenges and major economic expansion, Sierra Leone works to build state policies at home and regional consensus... Sep 18, 2017

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Sierra Leone Mudslide Disaster

Sierra Leone calls for urgent help to support recovery phase after devastating mudslide


Sierra Leone calls for urgent help to support recovery phase after devastating mudslide
Three days of heavy rain caused the collapse of a hillside overlooking the Regent area of Freetown on August 14

More than two weeks on, with the initial emergency response shifting to the early recovery phase, the government is urgently appealing for... Aug 30, 2017

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Hitachi Construction Machinery

Behind successful building projects are the machines that are built to last

Behind successful building projects are the machines that are built to last
Mr. Kotaro Hirano
CEO of Hitachi Construction Machinery

Kotaro Hirano, CEO of Hitachi Construction Machinery, discusses the company’s worldwide... Feb 06, 2018


Japanese SMEs

Neuron branches out

Neuron branches out
Shinichi Iwamoto, President of Neuron Japan Co.
President of Neuron Japan Co

The Worldfolio sat down to discuss the operations of joint and pipe manufacturer Neuron,... Feb 05, 2018


Elastomix

Innovative materials to lead transformative trends in automotive, civil engineering and semiconductor industries

Innovative materials to lead transformative trends in automotive, civil engineering and semiconductor industries
Kazushi Abe, President of Elastomix Co., Ltd.
President of Elastomix Co., Ltd.

Elastomix president Kazushi Abe talks to The Worldfolio about the unique know-how and technology... Feb 05, 2018


Ratio Kogyo, Japan

Exploring new ground

Exploring new ground
Raito Kogyo
President of Kazuo Suzuki

Civil engineering firm Raito Kogyo, whose main business is in slope protection and stabilization,... Feb 01, 2018


Higher education, Japan

‘Our goal is to endlessly create key technologies in the field of ICT’

‘Our goal is to endlessly create key technologies in the field of ICT’
Ryuichi Oka
President of the Univeristy of Aizu

The Worldfolio sat down with Ryuichi Oka, President of the Univeristy of Aizu, to discuss... Jan 31, 2018


Japan International Cooperation Agency

JICA triggers a virtuous cycle towards the achievement of SDGs in ASEAN and beyond

JICA triggers a virtuous cycle towards the achievement of SDGs in ASEAN and beyond
Mr. Shinichi Kitaoka
President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Mr. Shinichi Kitaoka, President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), highlights... Jan 26, 2018


Tourism Japan

Tohoku: discovering Japan’s hidden gem

Tohoku: discovering Japan’s hidden gem
Satoshi Seino
Chairman of Tohoku Tourism Promotion Organization

Part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s agenda is regional rivatalization through tourism... Jan 26, 2018


Sosei World Co., Japan

Revolutionary water, made in Japan

Revolutionary water, made in Japan
Mr. Toshiharu Fukai
President of Sosei World

The Worldfolio interviews Mr. Toshiharu Fukai, President of Sosei World, which has developed... Jan 24, 2018


Electronic Design Automation

Zuken Inc., a pioneer in the EDA industry set to grow globally

Zuken Inc., a pioneer in the EDA industry set to grow globally
Jinya Katsube
COO and Representative Director ZUKEN Inc.

Thanks to its historical expertise in Electronic Design Automation, Zuken Inc. has been... Jan 08, 2018


Japanese Monozukuri

FUJI OOZX, a case study of excellence in the valve industry

FUJI OOZX, a case study of excellence in the valve industry
Mr. Kengo Fukaya
President of FUJI OOZX

Mr. Kengo Fukaya, President of FUJI OOZX, explains how his company seizes new opportunities... Jan 08, 2018


PCB industry, Japan

Products to keep up with new global needs and developments

Products to keep up with new global needs and developments
Yuichiro Naya
President and CEO of Meiko Electrnoics Co., Ltd.

Meiko provides various state-of-the-art products, such as high-density and high-performance... Dec 21, 2017


Agrochemicals, Japan

Agro-Kanesho’s ‘farmer-oriented’ approach to product development

Agro-Kanesho’s ‘farmer-oriented’ approach to product development
Mr. Hironori Kushibiki
President of agrochemical firm Agro-Kanesho

Mr. Hironori Kushibiki, President of agrochemical firm Agro-Kanesho, speaks to The Worldfolio... Dec 21, 2017


Brunei’s economy

‘The country is moving in the right direction with a clear plan’

‘The country is moving in the right direction with a clear plan’
Mr. Anirvan Ghosh
Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank

Standard Chartered Bank has been present in Brunei for almost 60 years. CEO Mr. Anirvan... Dec 19, 2017


Japanese Monozukuri

The Toyota Boshoku way

The Toyota Boshoku way
Mr. Shuhei Toyoda
Chairman of Toyota Boshoku

The Toyota Boshoku group undertakes its business through more than 100 companies in regions... Dec 18, 2017


Chugoku Marine Paints, Japan

Quality paints supporting global logistics

Quality paints supporting global logistics
Mr. Masataka Uetake
President of Chugoku Marine Paints, Ltd.

An interview with Mr. Masataka Uetake, President of Chugoku Marine Paints, Ltd.

Dec 18, 2017


EIZO Corp., Japan

A fine display of superior Japanese technology

A fine display of superior Japanese technology
Yoshitaka Jitsumori
President and CEO of EIZO

EIZO is a visual technology company that manufactures high-end monitors and display solutions... Dec 13, 2017


Tourism in Brunei

Making tourism a driver of economic growth

Making tourism a driver of economic growth
Karam Chand
CEO of Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA)

Karam Chand, CEO of Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA), discusses how the potential of tourism... Dec 13, 2017


Tokyo Energy & Systems Inc.

Ready to power up the ASEAN

Ready to power up the ASEAN
Tsutomu Kumagai
President of Tokyo Energy & Systems Inc. (TES)

With 70 years of experience in the Japanese domestic market, Tokyo Energy & Systems... Dec 12, 2017


Toshiba-Carrier collaboration

“A sky-high vision and down-to-earth mindset”

“A sky-high vision and down-to-earth mindset”
Mr. Hirokazu Kondo
President of Toshiba Carrier

Mr. Hirokazu Kondo, President of Toshiba Carrier, sit down with the Worldfolio to discuss... Dec 11, 2017


Made in Brunei

Brunei a leader in Halal foods

Brunei a leader in Halal foods
Dr. Nur Rahman
Chief Executive Officer at Ghanim International Corporation (Brunei Halal Foods)

The Worldfolio speaks with Dr. Nur Rahman, Chief Executive Officer at Ghanim International... Dec 11, 2017


Islamic Insurance in Brunei

Takaful Brunei ready to expand its presence in ASEAN region

Takaful Brunei ready to expand its presence in ASEAN region
Yang Mulia Shahrildin Jaya
Acting Managing Director of Takaful Brunei

As Bruneians become more prosperous, the demand for insurance products has grown rapidly.... Dec 11, 2017


Japan investment in Brunei

‘Assistance by Japan is really wonderful quality’

‘Assistance by Japan is really wonderful quality’
Motohiko Kato
the Japanese Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam

Motohiko Kato, the Japanese Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, speaks about the longstanding... Dec 11, 2017


Japan Inc. in Brunei

Why MC Biotech chose Brunei

Why MC Biotech chose Brunei
Mr. Yuki Kaneda
Managing Director of MC Biotech

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. Yuki Kaneda, Managing Director of MC Biotech,... Dec 11, 2017


Construction in Brunei

SWEE: shaping Brunei’s landscape for 50 years

SWEE: shaping Brunei’s landscape for 50 years
Mr. Chua Min Chu
Vice Chairman of construction company Swee Sendirian Berhad

Mr. Chua Min Chu Vice Chairman of construction company Swee Sendirian Berhad, discusses... Dec 01, 2017






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