Monday, Jul 24, 2017


JR-West Japan

Rail firms look to boost regional tourism


Rail firms look to boost regional tourism

Train operators key to Japan’s tourism goals

Jul 21, 2017

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Eastern Province

Key mega projects to transform the Eastern Province


Key mega projects to transform the Eastern Province
King Salman (center, left) is received by Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thinayan, Chairman of Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu; Prince Saud bin Naif, Governor of the Eastern Province; Eng. Khalid Al-Faleh, Minister of Energy (Photo: Bandar Algaloud)

At the center of Saudi’s transformation is the Kingdom’s Eastern Province, governed by Prince Saud bin Naif, who has been a prominent... Jul 20, 2017

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Regional Japan

Off the beaten track


Off the beaten track
Left: Dr. Keisuke Onishi, CEO, NAVITIME. Center: Tatsuo Kijima, President, JR-West. Right: Takashi Tsuchiya, President, Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank

Reaching regional Japan brings unique experiences for tourists

Jul 19, 2017

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Farming in Rwanda

“Remarkable” results in agriculture, says World Bank


“Remarkable” results in agriculture, says World Bank
Left: Gerardine Mukeshimana, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources. Right: Sina GErard, Founder and CEO, Urwibutso Enterprise

After having attained food security in 2010, Rwanda has seen its food exports surge and poverty has been greatly reduced thanks to the advancements... Jul 18, 2017

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Discover Japan

Japan opens up to the world


Japan opens up to the world

Improving technology and infrastructure makes Japan more welcoming to visitors than ever before

Jul 17, 2017

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Islamic Banking Qatar

Unprecedented growth of Islamic banking as it looks to enter world stage


Unprecedented growth of Islamic banking as it looks to enter world stage

Business leaders in Qatar and around the world say Islamic banking and finance is set for continued growth that may last until the end of... Jul 14, 2017

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Port of Kobe, Japan

Ports look to regain competitiveness


Ports look to regain competitiveness
The Port of Kobe overtook Nagoya to become the country’s third-biggest container port

While many Japanese ports faced slowdowns in 2015, the Port of Kobe experienced its best year since 1995. Kobe is now looking to regain its... Jul 13, 2017

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Tranforming Cote D’Ivoire

Beyond basics: Côte d’Ivoire’s new drive for trade and industry


Beyond basics: Côte d’Ivoire’s new drive for trade and industry
Bernard Asso Abouo, CEO, La Loyale Group

A major African industrial and trading hub for many centuries, Côte d’Ivoire now seeks to upgrade its trade routes and move up... Jul 13, 2017

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Invest in Indonesia

West Nusa Tenggara: Eastern Indonesia’s next big thing


West Nusa Tenggara: Eastern Indonesia’s next big thing
Muhammad Zainul Majdi, Governor, West Nusa Tenggara

By cultivating its natural advantages, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara’s main island, is rapidly developing its economy and emerging as a... Jul 12, 2017

Read more about Government, Asia-Pacific, Indonesia


Human Rights Bahrain

Amendments to institutions, unprecedented step to protect human rights


Amendments to institutions, unprecedented step to protect human rights
Dr Abdulaziz Hassan Abul, Chairman, National Institution for Human Rights

Recent revisions to the law on the National Institution for Human Rights have positioned it as a role model across the GCC and the Arab world,... Jul 07, 2017

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Argentina Banking Landscape

Banks poised to play greater role in new economic era


Banks poised to play greater role in new economic era
Patricio Supervielle, President, Grupo Supervielle

Moody’s Investors Service has kept Argentina’s banking system outlook at stable, citing the country’s strengthening economy... Jul 06, 2017

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Energy in Ghana

Tackling the ‘dumsor’ crisis


Tackling the ‘dumsor’ crisis
Ghana wants to lower its dependence on the Akosombo Dam on the Volta River, which contributes around 60 percent of the country’s energy supply (Credit: ZSM)

President Nana Akufo-Addo came to power in January with a number of important economic challenges to address – amongst them is Ghana’s... Jun 29, 2017

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Legislating Change in Argentina

How the lower house whip builds consensus among a divided Congress

How the lower house whip builds consensus among a divided Congress
Silvia Lospennato
Argentine Congresswoman from Buenos Aires province

South American parliaments have been known to baffle even the more experienced political... Jul 18, 2017


Hitachi Maxell, Japan

‘We must always be one step ahead’

‘We must always be one step ahead’
Yoshiharu Katsuta
President and Representative Director of Hitachi Maxell

Yoshiharu Katsuta, President and Representative Director of Hitachi Maxell, speaks to The... Jul 18, 2017


Tourism in Nikko, Japan

Discovering the Edo Period in Nikko

Discovering the Edo Period in Nikko
Ryoichi Yuki
President and Managing Director Edo Wonderland

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Ryoichi Yuki, President and Managing Director of... Jul 13, 2017


A FINTECH leader in Japan

The 4th industrial revolution to transform the financial industry

The 4th industrial revolution to transform the financial industry
Mr. Nobuo Kita
President of SIOS Technology

Founded in 1997, SIOS technology has acquired an expertise in the sale of software, system... Jul 13, 2017


Nippon Systemware Japan

When hardware meets software: The birth of smart manufacturing

When hardware meets software: The birth of smart manufacturing
Mr. Shoji Tada
President of Nippon Systemware (NSW)

In this interview for the Worldfolio, Mr. Shoji Tada, President of Nippon Systemware (NSW),... Jul 12, 2017


Tokuriki Honten Japan

Japanese SMEs a symbol of excellence

Japanese SMEs a symbol of excellence
Mr. Jun Yamaguchi
President of Tokuriki Honten

Between tradition and innovation, Tokuriki Honten Co., Ltd. has been thriving to deliver... Jul 11, 2017


Nihon Kohden Japan

Curing diseases through advanced technology

Curing diseases through advanced technology
Mr. Hirokazu Ogino
President and COO of Nihon Kohden

Since 1951, Nihon Kohden has engaged in the medical electronic equipment business, delivering... Jul 10, 2017


Tanaka Holdings Japan

Leading the precious metal business

Leading the precious metal business
Satoshi Ichiishi
Executive Managing Director of Tanaka Holdings

Tanaka Holdings, through its subsidiaries, manufactures, sells, imports, and exports precious... Jul 10, 2017


Ghana-UK relations

Great hope and potential for Ghana’s future

Great hope and potential for Ghana’s future
H.E. Jon Benjamin
Former UK High Commissioner to Ghana

In this interview with Upper Reach, Jon Benjamin, former UK High Commissioner to Ghana,... Jul 07, 2017


Kodenshi Japan

A sense for sensory technology

A sense for sensory technology
Mr. Hirokazu Nakajima
Chairman of Kodenshi

Since 1972, Japanese firm Kodenshi has been involved in the manufacturing and sales of optical... Jul 07, 2017


Toa Koki Japan

‘Culture of integrity and honesty’ behind Japanese company’s success

‘Culture of integrity and honesty’ behind Japanese company’s success
Mr. Wataru Mitsutake
President of Toa Koki

Established in 1944, Toa Koki is a Japanese company whose business activities span the shipbuilding,... Jul 07, 2017


Fuyo General Lease

‘For a company, diversification is the engine for growth’

‘For a company, diversification is the engine for growth’
Mr.Yasunori Tsujita
President & CEO of Fuyo General Lease

With 12 major subsidiaries, Fuyo General Lease (FGL) is a diversified Japanese company involved... Jul 05, 2017


UK-Ghana relations

Boosting trade between UK and Ghana

Boosting trade between UK and Ghana
Tony Burkson
CEO of the UK Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC)

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Tony Burkson, CEO of the UK Ghana Chamber of Commerce... Jul 03, 2017


Landbank of The Philippines

Making a level-playing field

Making a level-playing field
Mr. Alex Buenaventura
President and CEO of Landbank of the Philippines

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Alex Buenaventura, President and CEO of Landbank... Jul 03, 2017


Banking on the Philippines

‘More room for growth’ in Philippine banking industry

‘More room for growth’ in Philippine banking industry
Cecilia C. Borromeo
President and CEO of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DPB)

Cecilia C. Borromeo, President and CEO of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DPB),... Jun 30, 2017


Invest in the Philippines

Leveraging on the Philippines investment potential

Leveraging on the Philippines investment potential
Mr. Guillermo M. Luz
Private Sector Chairman of National Competitive Council

Guillermo M. Luz, Private Sector Chairman of the Philippines’ National Competitive... Jun 29, 2017


Ghana Revenue Authority

‘Moving from up-front tax to back-room tax’

‘Moving from up-front tax to back-room tax’
Mr. Emmanuel Kofi Nti
Commissioner General of Ghana Revenue Authority

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Emmanuel Kofi Nti, Commissioner General of the Ghana... Jun 28, 2017


Japanese manufacturing

Innovation behind the scenes

Innovation behind the scenes
Satoshi Sawamura
President of ROHM Co., Ltd.

ROHM is a leader in the semi-conductor and component history. Through years of expertise... Jun 24, 2017


Energy in Ghana

Moving from hydro to a hybrid power generation system

Moving from hydro to a hybrid power generation system
Mr. Fred Oware
CEO of BUI Power Authority (BPA)

In this interview with Upper Reach, Fred Oware, CEO of Bui Power Authority, discusses the... Jun 24, 2017


Ghana energy sector

Securing access to power

Securing access to power
Hon. Boakye Agyarko
Minister of Energy

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Boakye Agyarko, Ghana´s Minister of Energy,... Jun 23, 2017


Visit Ghana

‘See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana’

‘See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana’
Hon. Catherine Abelema Afeku
Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture of Ghana

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Catherine Abelema Afeku, Ghana´s... Jun 23, 2017


Ghana’s evolving ICT landscape

Accelerating growth through a vibrant telecom sector

Accelerating growth through a vibrant telecom sector
Hon. Ursula G. Owusu-Ekuful
Minister for Communications

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Ghana’s Minister of Communications, Ursula... Jun 22, 2017


Boosting agriculture in Ghana

‘Planting for Food and Jobs’

‘Planting for Food and Jobs’
Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto
Minister for Food and Agriculture

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Ghana’s Minister of... Jun 22, 2017


A new era for the Philippines

‘The strength of the Philippines is really in its people’

‘The strength of the Philippines is really in its people’
Mr. Peter Angelo V. Perfecto
Executive Director Makati Business Club

Peter Angelo V. Perfecto is Executive Director of the Makati Business Club, an organization... Jun 22, 2017






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