Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017


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

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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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Qatar’s National Vision 2030

Emirate looks to build an economy driven by knowledge and SMEs, not by oil and gas


Emirate looks to build an economy driven by knowledge and SMEs, not by oil and gas
At QBIC’s demo day, startups have an opportunity to present their product, market research and financial projections to an auditorium full of judges and fellow entrepreneurs

For more than two decades, Qatar has been moving its economy away from hydrocarbons towards information technology and learning. This shift... Sep 01, 2017

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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


Automotive Industry Japan

AI, IoT, EV, and M2M change game for auto-parts makers

AI, IoT, EV, and M2M change game for auto-parts makers
Mr. Masahiro Otake
Vice Chairman of Japan Auto Parts Industries Association (JAPIA)

Mr. Masahiro Otake, Vice Chairman of Japan Auto Parts Industries Association (JAPIA) speaks... Dec 12, 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


Hearts United Group

A fresh perspective on the Japanese IT sector

A fresh perspective on the Japanese IT sector
Mr. Genichi Tamatsuka
President of Hearts United Group

In this interview, Mr. Genichi Tamatsuka, President of Hearts United Group, gives his perspective... Nov 30, 2017


Japanese innovation in chemicals

‘Honshu Chemical possesses superb technologies which are unique’

‘Honshu Chemical possesses superb technologies which are unique’
Mr. Yuji Fukuyama
President of Honshu Chemical

Mr. Yuji Fukuyama, President of Honshu Chemical, discusses his company’s specialized... Nov 29, 2017


Nippon Seisen, Japan

A pioneering developer of Micro & Fine technology

A pioneering developer of Micro & Fine technology
Motoshi Shinkai
President of Nippon Seisen

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Motoshi Shinkai, President of Nippon Seisen, discusses... Nov 28, 2017


Japanese Monozukuri

IMV Corporation, maker of the largest vibration testing system worldwide

IMV Corporation, maker of the largest vibration testing system worldwide
Mr. Jumpei Kojima
President of IMV Corporation

Since its establishment in 1957, IMV has been deeply involved in research and development... Nov 24, 2017


ALCONIX, Japan

Creating an ‘extensive high-potential corporate group of Japan’s best assets’

Creating an ‘extensive high-potential corporate group of Japan’s best assets’
Eiitsu Masaki
President and CEO of ALCONIX

Since its establishment, Japanese firm ALCONIX has continuously been evolving by adapting... Nov 22, 2017


Investing in Brunei’s workforce

‘From a procurement service to a holistic solution service provider’

‘From a procurement service to a holistic solution service provider’
Col (Rtd) Muzri Mokhsin
Chief Executive Officer at Royal Brunei Technical Services

Royal Brunei Technical Services (RBTS) is uniquely placed to exceed customers’ requirements.... Nov 17, 2017


Robotics in Japan

‘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... Nov 17, 2017


Brunei LNG

‘LNG is becoming the preferred choice of clean, affordable and abundant energy’

‘LNG is becoming the preferred choice of clean, affordable and abundant energy’
Patrice Girard
Manging Director and CEO of Brunei LNG

Patrice Girard, Manging Director and CEO of Brunei LNG, discusses economic diversification... Nov 15, 2017


Insurance industry, Brunei

Brunei’s Takaful insurance pioneer

Brunei’s Takaful insurance pioneer
Osman Jair
Managing Director of Insurans Islam TAIB in Brunei

Osman Jair, Managing Director of Insurans Islam TAIB in Brunei, discusses the potential... Nov 15, 2017


Japan’s push overseas

J Trust finds a banking market niche in ASEAN

J Trust finds a banking market niche in ASEAN
Nobuyoshi Fujisawa
President & CEO of J Trust

Nobuyoshi Fujisawa, President & CEO of J Trust, says that while other big banks focus... Nov 10, 2017


A new vision for Kuwait

Kuwait, building a knowledge-based economy through Vision 2035

Kuwait, building a knowledge-based economy through Vision 2035
Dr. Khaled A. Mahdi
Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development

In January, the Kuwaiti government unveiled its blueprint for the future, New Kuwait Vision... Nov 03, 2017


Machinery Industry Japan

JFMA promotes the creation of added-value and internationalization of Japan’s machinery industry

JFMA promotes the creation of added-value and internationalization of Japan’s machinery industry
Mr. Yutaka Nakau
President of the Japan Forming Machine Association (JFMA)

Mr. Yutaka Nakau, President of the Japan Forming Machine Association (JFMA), affirms that... Oct 30, 2017


Brunei’s Financial Sector Blueprint

Brunei’s blueprint for the future of banking

Brunei’s blueprint for the future of banking
Mr. Yusof bin Hj Abd Rahman
Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Brunei Darussalam

Mr. Yusof bin Hj Abd Rahman, Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Brunei Darussalam’s... Oct 26, 2017


Electronics in the Philippines

Driving innovation to become a global player

Driving innovation to become a global player
Jeremy Cowx
Managing Director, IMI Japan Inc

Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc., also known as IMI, is one of the leading global providers... Oct 24, 2017






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