Saturday, Mar 25, 2017


Japanese brands aim to export unrivaled quality


Japanese brands aim to export unrivaled quality

Japanese firms take great pride in what they create and enjoy a loyal domestic customer base. A weaker yen has created an opportunity for... Mar 24, 2017

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Qatar Goes Global

Banking champion sets sights on global expansion


Banking champion sets sights on global expansion
Adel Mustafawi, Group CEO, Masraf Al Rayan

The largest bank in the Middle East and Africa, Qatar National Bank (QNB) has a plan: keep expanding internationally and elevate its status... Mar 23, 2017

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Italian Style

Italianità: a unique interpretation of high-quality, style and innovation


Italianità: a unique interpretation of high-quality, style and innovation
Left: A living room by Poliform Varenna. Right: A chandelier by Venini

As the undisputed global leader of design, Italy’s creative cultural tradition has evolved into a new all-encompassing concept of style,... Mar 22, 2017

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Sierra Leone Achievements

A new beginning. A resilient nation


A new beginning. A resilient nation
Ernest Bai Koroma, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone

This year Sierra Leone celebrates the 15th anniversary of the end of the civil war as a unified nation and beacon of democracy and social... Mar 17, 2017

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Clear Vision for Kenya

Growth trajectory and increasing foreign investment drive nation towards realisation of Vision 2030


Growth trajectory and increasing foreign investment drive nation towards realisation of Vision 2030
Since Mr Kenyatta came to power in 2013, Kenya has quadrupled its spending on infrastructure, with the government borrowing hundreds of billions of shillings for large-scale energy, transport and ICT projects

With growth expected to come in around 6 per cent in 2017 and 2018, the World Bank has called Kenya ‘one of the bright spots in sub-Saharan... Mar 14, 2017

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Innovation South Korea

South Korea rides new wave of creativity and innovation


South Korea rides new wave of creativity and innovation
Left: Dr Jeong-Sun Seo, President of KoreaBio and Chairman of Macrogen. Center: Yoo Jeong-bok, Mayor of Incheon. Right: Hur In, CEO, SAMOOCM

Ranked as the world’s top innovator in the 2015 Bloomberg Innovation Index, South Korea is investing heavily in R&D as it looks... Mar 10, 2017

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Malta Industry

MIP: part of the Malta’s success story


MIP: part of the Malta’s success story

Malta Industrial Parks Ltd (MIP) is responsible for the management and administration of twelve government owned industrial estates located around... Mar 08, 2017

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Indonesia business reform

Taking care of business


Taking care of business
President Joko Widodo (Photo Credit: IMO)

Government-led deregulation, attractive economic policies and an infrastructure boom is making investment in South-East Asia great again

Mar 07, 2017

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Egypt Reforms

Tough decisions get Egypt back on track


Tough decisions get Egypt back on track

The new reform program seeks to revive Egypt’s growth prospects by restoring stability and confidence in the economy, and implementing... Mar 06, 2017

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Côte d’Ivoire Economy

Africa’s fastest growing economy


Africa’s fastest growing economy

Almost six years after the end of the Second Ivorian Civil War, Côte d’Ivoire has witnessed a successful and peaceful transition... Mar 02, 2017

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Ambitious goals made achievable


Ambitious goals made achievable
Credit: Flickr Account of President Paul Kagame

Rwanda has made remarkable steps following the 1994 genocide. Since the turn of the millennium, when the ambitious Vision 2020 development... Mar 01, 2017

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Waste management in Malta

WasteServ helping Malta clean up its act


WasteServ helping Malta clean up its act
David Borg, chairman of local waste management and recycling firm WasteServ

Local waste management and recycling firm has put itself at the center of solving Malta’s waste management problem

Feb 22, 2017

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The Unicorns of Argentina

From start up to Argentinean leader of innovation

From start up to Argentinean leader of innovation
Martín Migoya
CEO of Globant

Among Argentina’s four entities known as the unicorn companies – start-ups to... Mar 23, 2017


Pioneering Japanese technology

New applications developed for ostrich antibody technology

New applications developed for ostrich antibody technology
Osamu Maeda
Zeal President and CEO

With less than 7 years of history, Zeal Cosmetics has developed not just a good range of... Mar 21, 2017


Waste management Japan

Recycling: an art Japanese society is very good at

Recycling: an art Japanese society is very good at
Mr. Hideki Hashira
President of Daiseki

By recycling 90% of the waste managed, Daiseki has built a business model that is not just... Mar 15, 2017


ICT Bahrain

Enabling the wave of technological developments

Enabling the wave of technological developments
Mr Ulaiyan Al Wetaid
Chief Executive Officer of Viva Bahrain

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Eng. Ulaiyan Al Wetaid speaks about how VIVA Bahrain,... Mar 13, 2017


Nankai Electric Railway

How to reach the major tourists spots from Kansai International Airport

How to reach the major tourists spots from Kansai International Airport
Teruhiko Achikita
President & CEO of Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd

With over 50% of all Japan’s national treasures, the Kansai area is increasing the... Mar 10, 2017


Construction Bahrain

Bahrain enhancing logistics and housing ahead of VISION 2030.

Bahrain enhancing logistics and housing ahead of VISION 2030.
Dr. Hasan Al Bastaki
Managing Director of Manara Developments

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Dr. Hasan Al Bastaki speaks about how MANARA Developments... Mar 10, 2017


Human rights Bahrain

Taking unprecedented steps to protect human rights

Taking unprecedented steps to protect human rights
Dr. Abdulaziz Hassan Abul
Chairman of the National Institution for Human Rights

The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) is focused on the promotion, development... Mar 10, 2017


Airweave Japan

Research on sleep quality at the core of innovation for Airweave

Research on sleep quality at the core of innovation for Airweave
Mr. Motokuni Takaoka
Founder & CEO of Airweave Inc.

Seeking for differentiation in a tough market, Airweave found an angle difficult to tackle.... Mar 10, 2017


Healthy living Japan

A total lifestyle company provides an innovative approach to curb the challenge of the aging population

A total lifestyle company provides an innovative approach to curb the challenge of the aging population
Masaaki Yoshida
President of Renaissance Inc.

From fitness and sports clubs to SPAs and health management for corporations, Renaissance... Mar 07, 2017


New tech Japan

New global electronics trading giant to unleash the full potential of IoT and AI

New global electronics trading giant to unleash the full potential of IoT and AI
Mr. Takashi Ishibashi
Corporate Executive Vice President of Tomen Electronics

Nexty Electronics, the new company resulting from the merger between Tomen Electronics and... Feb 28, 2017


Education in Malta

One of Europe’s oldest universities is looking to the future

One of Europe’s oldest universities is looking to the future
Professor Alfred Vella, rector of the University of Malta

The highest teaching institution in Malta aims at preparing international students for tomorrow’s... Feb 28, 2017


Expanding tourism in Japan

Keihan Holdings diversifies its business portfolio to develop the unforgettable tourist experience

Keihan Holdings diversifies its business portfolio to develop the unforgettable tourist experience
Yoshifumi Kato
President of Keihan Holdings

"Tourism is an essential factor for the growth of our country,” affirms Yoshifumi... Feb 28, 2017


Tourism in Malta

MTA looks to expand tourism in Malta

MTA looks to expand tourism in Malta
Paul Bugeja
CEO of MTA

The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) was formally set up by the Malta Travel and Tourism Service... Feb 27, 2017


Navigating Japan’s culinary landscape

The simplest way to navigate the most exquisite cuisine in Japan

The simplest way to navigate the most exquisite cuisine in Japan
Mr. Hisao Taki
Chairman of Gurunavi

With over 200 restaurants holding at least 1 Michelin star, Tokyo, the culinary capital... Feb 27, 2017


Pioneering Japanese technology

Nittoku Engineering targets the U.S. EV motors market with its unmatched coil-winding technology

Nittoku Engineering targets the U.S. EV motors market with its unmatched coil-winding technology
Nobushige Kondo
President of Nittoku Engineering

Know-how, innovation and forward-looking thinking are three concepts at the core of the... Feb 27, 2017


Gaming industry in Malta

Futureproofing the gaming industry in Malta

Futureproofing the gaming industry in Malta
Joseph Cuschieri
Executive Chairman of the Malta Gaming Authority

Years of commitment and vision have led to a conducive regulatory environment that has made... Feb 24, 2017


Insurance in Cote D’Ivoire

Nurturing a culture of insurance in Cote D’Ivoire

Nurturing a culture of insurance in Cote D’Ivoire
Bernard Asso Abouo
Managing Director of La Loyale Group

Bernard Asso Abouo, Managing Director of La Loyale Group in Côte d’Ivoire, discusses... Feb 23, 2017


Agricultural development Argentina

AGD to lead Argentina’s agricultural drive

AGD to lead Argentina’s agricultural drive
Roberto Urquía
Director Aceitera General Deheza (AGD)

As Argentina opens its economy to the world, its key agribusiness sector – long the... Feb 22, 2017


Equatorial Guinea Oil Industry

‘GEpetrol's mandate is to be involved in the economic fabric of the country’

‘GEpetrol's mandate is to be involved in the economic fabric of the country’
Antonio Oburu Ondo
General Manager of GEpetrol

GEpetrol was established as the National Oil Company of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea... Feb 21, 2017


Navitime Japan

Taking personal navigation to new heights

Taking personal navigation to new heights
Dr. Keisuke Onishi
President & CEO of Navitime Japan

Beyond Google maps and Apple maps, Navitime offers a comprehensive service that allows you... Feb 20, 2017


Food Industry Japan

Revolutionizing the food industry

Revolutionizing the food industry
Mr. Junji Torigoe
President of Sagamiya Foods Co., Ltd.

Japan is leading key developments in the global food processing industry, and Sagamiya Foods... Feb 20, 2017


Innovating in Japan

Yokogawa Electric pioneers innovative AI and AR solutions to industrial automation and control

Yokogawa Electric pioneers innovative AI and AR solutions to industrial automation and control
Mr. Takashi Nishijima
President & CEO Yokogawa Electric Corporation

The deregulation of the energy market has opened new opportunities for Yokogawa Electric.... Feb 17, 2017


Building Bahrain

Real developments based on real demands

Real developments based on real demands
Aaref Hejres
Chairman of BaPDA

The Bahrain Property Development Association (BaPDA) is a non-profit organization established... Feb 16, 2017


Cultural tourism Bahrain

Bahrain: where modern meets ancient

Bahrain: where modern meets ancient
H.E Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa
President of Bahrain Authority For Culture and Antiquities

“Distinct from regular tourism, Bahrain’s cultural tourism specifically celebrates... Feb 16, 2017






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