Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015


Food Industry

Three clear objectives for Halwani


Three clear objectives for Halwani
One of Halwani's products

The fortunes of one of Saudi Arabia’s leading food companies have been turned around since Saleh Ahmed Hefni took over as CEO in 2007.... Jul 03, 2015

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Saudi Real Estate

Real Estate is on the rise with urban rentals up 15 per cent


Real Estate is on the rise with urban rentals up 15 per cent

Foreign capital and expertise in the property sector team up well with local real estate firms as a critical shortfall in the residential... Jul 03, 2015

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Saudi Healthcare

Record budget boosts healthcare spending


Record budget boosts healthcare spending

The 2015 budget increased the allocation for healthcare by 48 per cent, adding to the sector’s momentum

Jul 02, 2015

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Rising Pharma

Pharma sales make up more than half of the GCC market and are growing


Pharma sales make up more than half of the GCC market and are growing

Healthcare services, medical equipment and pharmaceuticals are increasingly in demand as population growth and lifestyle changes put pressure... Jul 02, 2015

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Bangladesh Finance Minister

Bangladesh moves rapidly towards middle income status



As the 50 year anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence approaches in 2021, the Honourable Minister of Finance outlines Bangladesh’s... Jul 01, 2015

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Food Industry

Innovative industry tests could reduce irrigation water usage by 90 per cent


Innovative industry tests could reduce irrigation water usage by 90 per cent
Animal agriculture accounts for 27 per cent of the world’s water consumption, compared to only 4 per cent which relates to home water use

Food security and keeping water usage as low as possible are key concerns in the food industry and Saudi companies have innovated and invested... Jul 01, 2015

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Media modernisation

Old media firms adapt to new media world


Old media firms adapt to new media world

Upper Reach talks to Sulaiman Al Hudaithi, CEO of one of Saudi’s top media firms, SRMG

Jun 30, 2015

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Investing in manufacturing

Seven-fold increase in manufacturing adds value


Seven-fold increase in manufacturing adds value
Government incentives are encouraging greater numbers of private sector training schemes

Private-sector manufacturing companies are playing a key role in the kingdom’s socioeconomic development and diversification

Jun 30, 2015

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Reinsuring Saudi Arabia

Young population and strong economy reinforces rise of reinsurance market


Young population and strong economy reinforces rise of reinsurance market
Reinsurance market is growing in Saudi Arabia

Reinsurance company Saudi Re is the lone domestic company in an increasingly competitive and profitable market

Jun 29, 2015

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Reinsurance market

Competition heats up in undersaturated insurance market


Competition heats up in undersaturated insurance market
Health insurance is obligatory for expats, who make up more than one third of the kingdom’s population. Above, King Khaled Hospital in Riyadh

Double-digit growth coupled with low penetration rates means big opportunities in this nascent industry. But the main challenge for insurers... Jun 29, 2015

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Expanding Telecoms

Telecoms to grow 3 per cent annually to $18.7 billion by 2019


Telecoms to grow 3 per cent annually to $18.7 billion by 2019
Telecoms are expanding and Saudi Arabia is already among the top three countries in the world for data connectivity per person

The Saudi Arabian telecoms market was worth $16.2 billion as of 2014 and not only is it the largest in the MENA region, but the kingdom also... Jun 26, 2015

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Pushing Tourism

‘Saudi Arabia is in the best position to redefine tourism’


‘Saudi Arabia is in the best position to redefine tourism’
Majid al-Haram mosque attracts millions of religious pilgrims each year

Investment in infrastructure to cater for some 19 million visitors per year is top priority. At the same time authorities aim to leverage... Jun 26, 2015

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Logistics for growth

"In the last four years we have taken a huge leap"

Juan Carlos Mahecha
President of Almagrario

Colombia’s diverse climate, geology and topography not only present a variety of industrial... Jul 07, 2015


Stronger bilateral links

Collaborations bolster Kuwaiti–Mexican relations

Collaborations bolster Kuwaiti–Mexican relations
Miguel Ángel Isidro Rodríguez
Ambassador of Mexico to Kuwait

Kuwait has long standing relations with Latin America and Mexico is one of five countries... Jul 06, 2015


Arab Open University

Humanitarian hub encourages unity through education

Humanitarian hub encourages unity through education
Professor Moudi Al-Humoud
Rector of the Arab Open University

The Arab Open University (AOU) is the largest private institution for undergraduates in... Jul 06, 2015


SME finance

Halkbank powers small business economy

Halkbank powers small business economy
Ali Fuat Taşkesenlioğlu
CEO of Halkbank

The Worldfolio sits down with Halkbank CEO Ali Fuat Taşkesenlioğlu, who discusses his... Jul 01, 2015


Hi-tech Qatar

Dynamic ICT sector on track to beat 2015 National ICT Plan’s ambitious goals

Dynamic ICT sector on track to beat 2015 National ICT Plan’s ambitious goals
Dr. Hessa Al Jaber
Minister of ICT

Dr. Hessa Al Jaber is the first-ever Minister of Information and Communications Technology... Jul 01, 2015


Energy & Mining

Osinergmin oversees ‘quantum leaps’ in energy sector

Osinergmin oversees ‘quantum leaps’ in energy sector
Jesús Tamayo Pacheco
Chairman of the Board at Osinergmin

Dispelling uncertainty and overseeing investments in energy, oil & gas and mining, independent... Jun 30, 2015


CSR & IPO

Catalysts of growth and shared value concept as main drivers of Interbank

Catalysts of growth and shared value concept as main drivers of Interbank
Luis Felipe Castellanos
CEO of IFS and Interbank

IFS and Interbank CEO Luis Felipe Castellanos discusses Interbank’s shared value philosophy... Jun 30, 2015


Reflecting development

Upgraded port infrastructure to boost industrialization and diversification

Upgraded port infrastructure to boost industrialization and diversification
Alberto Ndong Obiang Lima
Managing Director at port administrator APGE

EG’s ports reflect the country’s modern infrastructure and are key to attracting... Jun 30, 2015


Invest in Dubai

With $25 billion bilateral trade, the UAE remains the top export destination for the U.S. in the entire MENA for the sixth year in a row

With $25 billion bilateral trade, the UAE remains the top export destination for the U.S. in the entire MENA for the sixth year in a row
Fahad Al Gergawi
CEO of Dubai FDI

Fahad Al Gergawi, CEO of Dubai FDI, tells The Worldfolio what are the main drivers of Dubai’s... Jun 29, 2015


Green City

A sustainable community blueprint for others to follow

A sustainable community blueprint for others to follow
Roberto Moreno Mejía
President of Amarilo

Roberto Moreno Mejía, President of construction firm Amarilo, discusses Colombia’s... Jun 26, 2015


Forestry in Uruguay

Global leader in the forestry industry

Global leader in the forestry industry
Juha Kääriäinen
Vice President of Operation at UPM Uruguay

Forestry and bio-sector frontrunner UPM integrates the two industries to innovate greater... Jun 25, 2015


Vast mining potential

$65bn mining portfolio still to be developed in Peru

$65bn mining portfolio still to be developed in Peru
Carlos Gálvez Pinillos
President of Peru’s National Society of Mining, Petroleum and Energy

Despite mining activities currently only being in 1.38% of the country, Peru is the world's... Jun 25, 2015


Oil & Gas

Turkish Petroleum aims to be a global brand

Turkish Petroleum aims to be a global brand
Besim Şişman
CEO Turkish Petroleum Turkey

With eyes on raising funds from the capital markets and potential new projects in Africa,... Jun 24, 2015


Financing economic diversification

Republic of Congo to overcome oil dependance through ambitious diversification plan

Republic of Congo to overcome oil dependance through ambitious diversification plan
Gilbert Ondongo
Minister of Economy and Finance

Despite its challenges, the country’s banking sector is ready to support a more diverse... Jun 24, 2015


Tourism in UAE

The “Boutique Emirate” records a 44% growth in tourism revenues in 2014

The “Boutique Emirate” records a 44% growth in tourism revenues in 2014
Haitham Mattar
CEO of Ras al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

Mr. Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, explains how Ras... Jun 24, 2015


Turkish Aviation

Connecting Turkey to the world

Connecting Turkey to the world
Temel Kotil
CEO Turkish Airlines Turkey

Following its part-privatization in 2004-2006, Turkish Airlines has rapidly evolved into... Jun 23, 2015


Italy-UAE relations

Milan Expo 2015 and Expo 2020 Dubai set an unprecedented level of collaboration to strengthen political and economic relations

Milan Expo 2015 and Expo 2020 Dubai set an unprecedented level of collaboration to strengthen political and economic relations
Mr. Giorgio Starace
Former Ambassador of Italy to the United Arab Emirates (30.09.2010-05.06.2015)

The Worldfolio explores through the experience of Mr. Giorgio Starace, Ambassador of Italy... Jun 22, 2015


G20 2015

Turkey leads the way to an inclusive global economy

Turkey leads the way to an inclusive global economy
Cavit Dağdaş
Undersecretary of Treasury

Having set out some noble priorities for its G20 Presidency, Turkey is relishing the opportunity... Jun 21, 2015


Qatari business

Committed to delivering high quality

Committed to delivering high quality
Ali Al Marri
Chairman of Al Arab Group Enterprises

Al-Arab Group Enterprises (AGE) consists of several companies covering a wide area of businesses.... Jun 20, 2015


New law raises standards

Setting the ground rules for the new generations of Peru

Setting the ground rules for the new generations of Peru
Jaime Saavedra
Minister of Education

Peru’s University Law, introduced in 2014 to increase the quality of its higher education... Jun 19, 2015


Intelligent Connections

Ericsson’s connectivity expertise is driving the IoT transformation to make Dubai a Smart City by 2020

Ericsson’s connectivity expertise is driving the IoT transformation to make Dubai a Smart City by 2020
Mrs. Rafiah Ibrahim
President of Region Middle East and North East Africa at Ericsson

The Internet of Things (IoT) will make a huge impact on our daily lives and Rafiah Ibrahim,... Jun 19, 2015


Turkish Finance

Borsa Istanbul makes strides towards global ambitions

Borsa Istanbul makes strides towards global ambitions
Tuncay Dinç
CEO of Borsa Istanbul

Istanbul ranked 47th in the Global Financial Centres Index 2014, and aims to be in the top... Jun 19, 2015


Real estate in Egypt

SECON takes Egyptian real estate forward

SECON takes Egyptian real estate forward
Eng. Darwish Hassanein
CEO of SECON

Saudi Egyptian Construction Company (SECON) is a leading real estate developer in Egypt.... Jun 17, 2015


Saudi Arabia construction

Cement production keeps pace with growing demand

Cement production keeps pace with growing demand
Dr Ahmed Zugail
CEO of Yanbu Cement

Cement sector sales in 2015 are expected to witness a visible rise on the back of improved... Jun 17, 2015



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