Saturday, Jun 25, 2016


Implementing Reforms

CENAGAS: Mexico’s new energy overseer


CENAGAS: Mexico’s new energy overseer

The state-run company has been introduced to supervise the country’s new look, private-sector led energy industry

Jun 24, 2016

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The Push For A Multifaceted Economy

Program of reforms targets economic diversification


Program of reforms targets economic diversification
Guyana's president is sure that within just five years its economy will look decidedly different to the one it has inherited from colonial times and much less dependent on global commodity prices

Guyana’s new government is introducing a broad program of economic diversification in order to add value, move away from its primary... Jun 22, 2016

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Octopus Group

A new kind of partnership


A new kind of partnership

Large international investors look to form strategic alliances with Octopus Group ahead of the maturation of energy reforms, says managing... Jun 21, 2016

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Youth Affairs & Social Media

Kuwaitis embrace the digital future through stronger social media engagement


Kuwaitis embrace the digital future through stronger social media engagement
#Kuwait on social media is an information and dialogue initiative designed to reach out to the nation’s youth to gain direct feedback and engagement

Kuwait is steadily making the switch from analog to digital governance, keeping pace with social media usage – a far stronger
model... Jun 20, 2016

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Financial Outlook

Economic turnaround expected for 2016


Economic turnaround expected for 2016
Winston Jordan, Minister of Finance

The Ministry of Finance and the World Bank predict real GDP growth to fluctuate within the range of 3 to 5% between 2015-2018

Jun 17, 2016

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Pemex

González Anaya, Pemex’s new CEO


González Anaya, Pemex’s new CEO
José Antonio González Anaya, Pemex’s new CEO

José Antonio González Anaya holds degrees in economics and mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology... Jun 16, 2016

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Ministry of State for Youth Affairs

HH the Amir of Kuwait catalyzes country’s approach to youth empowerment


HH the Amir of Kuwait catalyzes country’s approach to youth empowerment
A female student addresses well-wishers during a graduation ceremony

In 2012, HH the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, created the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs, which is charged with designing... Jun 15, 2016

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Guyana’s Oil & Gas

Guyana aims to avoid turning its oil windfall into an economic or environmental blowout


Guyana aims to avoid turning its oil windfall into an economic or environmental blowout

Being a relative latecomer to the oil party means Guyana can learn from past mistakes made by more established producers, such as falling... Jun 14, 2016

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Private sector and institutions engage community, pioneer development


Private sector and institutions engage community, pioneer development
Left: Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, General Manager and CEO, Ooredoo. Center: Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Badran, CEO, VIVA. Right: Dr. Qais S. Al Duwairi, Director General, Dasman Diabetes Institute

Across the country the private sector, together with academic and research institutions, is working to support community development and promote... Jun 13, 2016

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Reconnecting The Diaspora

Government calls for the diaspora to play a greater role in development


Government calls for the diaspora to play a greater role in development
Carl Greenidge, Minister of Foreign Affairs

The President aims to tap into the Guyanese diaspora as he drafts exciting new domestic projects to attract Guyanese back home while curbing... Jun 10, 2016

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KFAED

Development Fund expands support to 105th country


Development Fund expands support to 105th country
The Kuwait Fund has supported the financing of more than 900 projects in 105 countries

At the heart of its humanitarian and development program, the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) has shared the nation’s... Jun 08, 2016

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Bilateral Relations

Obama: “The US and Guyana share a strong friendship enhanced by deep cultural and historic ties”


Obama: “The US and Guyana share a strong friendship enhanced by deep cultural and historic ties”
President David Granger and First Lady Sandra Granger with United States President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at a reception hosted by the Obamas on the occasion of the 70th session of the United Nations Assembly, in September, in New York

The United States is Guyana’s largest investor with the largest share of its exports, proving that the deep-rooted, cultural and historical... Jun 06, 2016

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Pessina Costruzioni

Innovation, partnerships, and sustainability drive Pessina Costruzioni & Acque d’Italia on the global scene

Innovation, partnerships, and sustainability drive Pessina Costruzioni & Acque d’Italia on the global scene
Guido Stefanelli
CEO of Pessina Costruzioni

CEO Guido Stefanelli shares with us the group’s strategy of diversification and ambitious... Jun 25, 2016


Suminoe Textile

Preserving environment and traditions, a core strategy that pays profits

Preserving environment and traditions, a core strategy that pays profits
Mr. Ichizo Yoshikawa
Chairman of Suminoe Textile Co. Ltd.

Suminoe is one of the most recognized brands in Japan and the only company in the Japanese... Jun 24, 2016


Concord International Investments

On the right track, again

On the right track, again
Mr. Mohamed S. Younes
Chairman of Concord International Investments

After passing through difficult times, and still undergoing major challenges, Egypt is rebuilding... Jun 24, 2016


Kenya Power

Let there be light

Let there be light
Dr. Ben Chumo
CEO of Kenya Power

Jun 23, 2016


SNAM

500% total shareholder return (TSR) demonstrates Snam’s prowess in the international energy playing field

500% total shareholder return (TSR) demonstrates Snam’s prowess in the international energy playing field
Marco Alverà
CEO of Snam

With €1 billion yearly investment, Snam–Italy’s gas infrastructure company–pioneers... Jun 22, 2016


Seino Holdings Co., Ltd.

Seino to expand its Asian logistics network

Seino to expand its Asian logistics network
Yoshitaka Taguchi
President of Seino Holdings Co., Ltd.

Already a logistics force to be reckoned with in Japan, multimodal transportation provider... Jun 22, 2016


Falcon International Group

Boundless trust

Boundless trust
Sherif Khaled
CEO of Falcon Group

Since its foundation ten years ago, the private security firm Falcon International Group... Jun 21, 2016


Geo Estratos

“Oil business needs not only see oil as a commodity, but grasping the entire value chain”

“Oil business needs not only see oil as a commodity, but grasping the entire value chain”
Vicente González
Director General of Geo Estratos

Geo Estratos General Director Vicente González discusses with us the impact of the... Jun 21, 2016


Qatar Charity

A helping hand

A helping hand
Youssef bin Ahmed al-Kuwari
CEO Qatar Charity

In a world where times of crisis are set to become more frequent and more serious, Qatar... Jun 20, 2016


Qatar Islamic Bank

Qatar’s ‘Best Bank’ leads Islamic finance sector

Qatar’s ‘Best Bank’ leads Islamic finance sector
Bassel Gamal
Group CEO of Qatar Islamic Bank

The country’s leading Sharia-compliant lender, Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) now controls... Jun 19, 2016


American Chamber of Commerce in Japan

ACCJ strengthens US-Japan business links

ACCJ strengthens US-Japan business links
Jay Ponazecki
2015 President, 2016 Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ)

2015 President and 2016 Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan Jay Ponazecki... Jun 18, 2016


Qatar Business Incubator Center

QBIC sparks new energy into startups & SMEs

QBIC sparks new energy into startups & SMEs
Aysha Al Mudahka
CEO of Qatar Business Incubator Center

Significant support is on hand from all sides for Qatar’s potential startups and SMEs... Jun 17, 2016


Cultural Village Foundation-Katara

Edutainment at Katara Cultural Village uses the past to unite the future

Edutainment at Katara Cultural Village uses the past to unite the future
Dr Khalid Bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti
General Manager of the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara

A long-held vision to position Qatar as a cultural beacon of art, theater, literature, music,... Jun 17, 2016


American Chamber of Commerce Qatar

Education & commerce boost US-Qatar understanding and relations

Education & commerce boost US-Qatar understanding and relations
Robert A. Hager
Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce Qatar

Six major prestigious US universities have full campuses in Qatar and US involvement is... Jun 16, 2016


Lotte Group

Constantly adapting to conquer all tastes

Constantly adapting to conquer all tastes
Mr. Takayuki Tsukuda
President of Lotte

As the global taste for new products grows and changes constantly, the Lotte Group successfully... Jun 16, 2016


Sapporo Holdings Ltd.

Sapporo targets US, Southeast Asian markets

Sapporo targets US, Southeast Asian markets
Tsutomu Kamijo
President & Representative Director, Group CEO of Sapporo Holdings Limited

Highly focused on building on an already strong brand awareness in Southeast Asia and North... Jun 15, 2016


Korea University

Korea University looks to nurture ‘pioneering intellectuals’ who can shape the 21st century

Korea University looks to nurture ‘pioneering intellectuals’ who can shape the 21st century
Prof. Jaeho Yeom
President of Korea University

As South Korea looks to taking a leading role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Prof.... Jun 15, 2016


NEDO

New energy R&D has global impact

New energy R&D has global impact
Kazuo Furukawa
Chairman of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

One of the largest institutions in the world for R&D into energy and environmental problems,... Jun 13, 2016


Digital Garage

DG nails entrepreneurial spirit of the internet

DG nails entrepreneurial spirit of the internet
Kaoru Hayashi
President & Group CEO of Digital Garage, Inc.

Over the past 21 years, Digital Garage (DG) has pioneered many firsts in internet-based... Jun 13, 2016


Intelligence, Ltd.

The pressure is on to develop a creative, resourceful workforce

The pressure is on to develop a creative, resourceful workforce
Taro Mineo
President of Intelligence, Ltd.

The head of one of Japan’s largest recruitment specialists, Intelligence Ltd., sees... Jun 10, 2016


Grana Padano

One of the most distinctive ‘Made in Italy’ foods bolsters local economies

One of the most distinctive ‘Made in Italy’ foods bolsters local economies
Nicola Cesare Baldrighi
President of the Grana Padano Protection Consortium

Nicola Cesare Baldrighi, President of the Grana Padano Protection Consortium, says that... Jun 09, 2016


Hera Group

Multi-utility hits EU targets 5-15 years early

Multi-utility hits EU targets 5-15 years early
Stefano Venier
CEO of Hera Group

Italy’s Hera Group leading position in environmental, water and energy services has... Jun 08, 2016


Qatar Stock Exchange

Bourse bolsters Qatar’s investment appeal

Bourse bolsters Qatar’s investment appeal
Rashid bin Ali Al-Mansoori
CEO of Qatar Stock Exchange

CEO of one of the world’s most highly respected bourses in the world, Rashid bin Ali... Jun 08, 2016


Nichii Gakkan

Highly trained care support anticipating social changes ventures overseas

Highly trained care support anticipating social changes ventures overseas
Akihiko Terada
Chairman, President & CEO Nichii Gakkan

The professional services provided by Nichii Gakkan have the health industry covered, from... Jun 07, 2016






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