Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016


Niche Tourism

‘Family friendly’ halal tourism boom


‘Family friendly’ halal tourism boom

With demand for halal tourism rising significantly, Indonesia is set to take full advantage of the niche tourism offering. 

Aug 26, 2016

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Doing Business in Indonesia

Indonesian government enacts progressive pro-business reforms


Indonesian government enacts progressive pro-business reforms
President Jokowi has become known for proactively engaging the population and addressing issues such as flooding, education, infrastructure and corruption. (Photo Credit: Pemerintah Provinsi DKI Jakarta, Provincial Government of Jakarta)

President Joko Widodo’s administration has taken concrete steps towards increasing the ease of doing business, attracting foreign investment... Aug 19, 2016

Read more about Government, Asia-Pacific, Indonesia


International Relations

Foreign policy & FDI to put Argentina “on the right course”


Foreign policy & FDI to put Argentina “on the right course”
US President Barack Obama walks into the Casa Rosada with Argentina's President Mauricio Macri in Buenos Aires on March 23, 2016, during a two-day official visit to Argentina. (Natacha Pisarenko/Pool Photo via AP, flickr)

Since the new administration entered office in December 2015, the Argentine government has shown unwavering determination to create a more... Aug 08, 2016

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Japanese Politics

PM Abe wins Upper House election & majority


PM Abe wins Upper House election & majority
PM Shinzo Abe, center, with the other world leaders at the G7 Ise-Shima Summit held in in May 2016, which reaffirmed Japan’s rising standing on the world stage (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is in undisputed control of Japanese politics and gives him a once-in-a-lifetime chance for constitutional change... Aug 05, 2016

Read more about Government, Asia-Pacific, Japan



TGAIS-COMESA Rwanda

Momentum builds for first TGAIS in Africa


Momentum builds for first TGAIS in Africa
The new Kigali Convention Centre is ready to host the TGAIS-COMESA Rwanda in September (Photo: GCIS/flickr/GovernmentZA ©CC BY-ND 4.0)

Shaping up to be the ‘exceptional networking environment’ the organizers have created previously in London, interest is heating... Aug 04, 2016

Read more about Others, Africa, Rwanda


Campania Region

Why MICE in the Campania Region?



From the historic city of Naples to the spectacular coastlines of Amalfi and Sorrento, as well as the stunning islands of Procida, Ischia... Aug 04, 2016

Read more about Tourism & Culture, Europe, Italy


27th African Union Summit

Rwanda successfully hosts AU summit, calls for greater African unity


Rwanda successfully hosts AU summit, calls for greater African unity
Chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma presents her opening speech at the 27th African Union Summit

A rousing call for pan-African unity, solidarity and equality rang throughout the 27th African Union (AU) summit, which took place in the... Jul 28, 2016

Read more about Government, Africa, Rwanda



Guyana & Caricom

Guyana promotes a ‘new horizon for business’ and regional integration


Guyana promotes a ‘new horizon for business’ and regional integration
Headquartered in Guyana's capital, Georgetown, Caricom comprises 15 full member states and five associate members

The 37th Regular Meeting of the Conference of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) saw the 15 member states reaffirm... Jul 28, 2016

Read more about Government, South America, Guyana


kakaku.com

Tabelog’s foodies give ample food for thought


Tabelog’s foodies give ample food for thought
Tabelog’s interactive online community posts informative reviews of places to eat across Japan and the US and shares a passion for fine dining experiences

Japan’s well established premier restaurant review website, with more than 60 million users every month, Tabelog has now also been helping... Jul 25, 2016

Read more about Services, Asia-Pacific, Japan


Almajdouie Group

A model of diversified business


A model of diversified business
Abdullah Almajdouie, President of Almajdouie Group

One of the country’s largest and most successful conglomerates, Almajdouie Group is also one of Eastern Province’s biggest success... Jul 22, 2016

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BMK

Tax-free advantages add to international appeal


Tax-free advantages add to international appeal
Mohammed Ahmed Rashed Al Dossary, Chairman of BMK

Funds hold outstanding opportunities for international investors, according to Damman’s corporate finance solutions provider BMK

Jul 21, 2016

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TGAIS-COMESA Rwanda

Africa continues to attract global attention as China strikes investment deals


Africa continues to attract global attention as China strikes investment deals
China’s President Xi Jinping delivers an address at the closing ceremony of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Johannesburg. (Photo: GCIS, ©CC BY-ND 2.0, cropped image of original via flickr)

China and Africa’s strengthening union is not only a milestone in Africa’s development, but also an indication of global interest... Jul 20, 2016

Read more about Others, Africa, Rwanda


TGAIS-COMESA Rwanda

The ‘real’ business platform for Africa

The ‘real’ business platform for Africa
Paul Sinclair
Director of Africa for dmg :: events (UK) Ltd.

The perfect environment to meet the global business elite interested in Africa as a business... Aug 05, 2016


KCB Bank Rwanda Ltd.

Banking in Rwanda

Banking in Rwanda
Maurice K. Toroitich
Managing Director of KCB Bank Rwanda Ltd.

Rwanda is one of the most written about success stories in Africa, which is even more impressive... Aug 30, 2016


GTBank Rwanda

A strong East African business strategy pays benefits

A strong East African business strategy pays benefits
Olabayo Veracruz
Managing Director of GTBank Rwanda

We met with MD Olabayo Veracruz to learn more about GTBank’s strategy to become the... Aug 29, 2016


Socimex Group

A long-term asset for DRC’s economy

A long-term asset for DRC’s economy
Ibrahim Issaoui
CEO of Socimex Group

CEO Ibrahim Issaoui tells us about Socimex’s impressive track-record in creating value... Aug 29, 2016


Rwanda Energy Group

Regional integration powers development

Regional integration powers development
Jean Bosco Mugiraneza
CEO of Rwanda Energy Group

Rich in energy sources but poor in energy supply, African nations are looking at maximizing... Aug 26, 2016


National Railway Company of Congo (SNCC)

Unlocking potential

Unlocking potential
Silvestre Ilunga Ilukamba
General Manager of the National Railway Company of Congo (SNCC)

GM Silvestre Ilunga Ilukamba gives us a fantastic radiography of DRC’s needs and opportunities... Aug 26, 2016


Robotic Biology Institute Inc.

All-purpose robotics trials record ‘awesome’ results and success

All-purpose robotics trials record ‘awesome’ results and success
Dr Tohru Natsume
CSO of Robotic Biology Institute Inc.

Japan’s Robotic Biology Institute Inc. (RBI) has developed a robotic system that allows... Aug 25, 2016


Robotic Biology Institute Inc.

“The US market could well be at least 10x bigger, and Europe 5x”

“The US market could well be at least 10x bigger, and Europe 5x”
Eiji Takagi
President of Robotic Biology Institute Inc.

Corporations are continually searching for ways to cut labor costs and the result is a greater... Aug 25, 2016


Cimerwa

Cementing a bright future

Cementing a bright future
Maria Legodi Busisiwe
CEO of Cimerwa Ltd

Since South Africa’s PPC bought a majority stake in Cimerwa in 2013, the Rwandan company... Aug 24, 2016


Indonesia’s Smart City

Mayor Kamil oversees Bandung’s remarkable transformation

Mayor Kamil oversees Bandung’s remarkable transformation
Ridwan Kamil
Mayor of Bandung

The city of Bandung is the capital and economic heart of West Java. In this interview with... Aug 24, 2016


Panin Bank Group

Panin welcomes experts to become trailblazer in Indonesian Islamic banking

Panin welcomes experts to become trailblazer in Indonesian Islamic banking
Mr Herwidayatmo
President Director of Panin Bank Group

Panin Bank is Indonesia’s eighth largest bank in terms of assets, and has been publicly... Aug 23, 2016


West Nusa Tenggara

Enormous untapped potential for SMEs

Enormous untapped potential for SMEs
Muhammad Zainul Majdi
Governor of West Nusa Tenggara

Indonesia’s West Nusa Tenggara province, whose two largest islands are Lombok and... Aug 23, 2016


Defense Industry

Indonesia upgrades its military equipment and technological capacity

Indonesia upgrades its military equipment and technological capacity
Gen. Ryamizard Ryacudu
Minister of Defense

General Ryamizard Ryacudu, Indonesia’s Minister of Defense, discusses the country’s... Aug 22, 2016


Finance & Development

‘Endless investment opportunity: that is what we offer’

‘Endless investment opportunity: that is what we offer’
Dr Bambang Permadi Soemantri Brodjonegoro
Minister of National Development Planning

Dr Bambang Permadi Soemantri Brodjonegoro, Indonesia’s former Finance Minister and... Aug 22, 2016


Presidential Chief of Staff

‘Building infrastructure will have a huge positive impact on our economic growth’

‘Building infrastructure will have a huge positive impact on our economic growth’
Teten Masduki
Chief of Staff of the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Indonesia

The position of Presidential Chief of Staff was recently created by President Joko Widodo... Aug 19, 2016


AmCham Indonesia

Indonesia finds the right tone from the top

Indonesia finds the right tone from the top
Brian Arnold
President of AmCham Indonesia

United World sits down with Brian Arnold, President of AmCham Indonesia, to discuss the... Aug 19, 2016


National Transport & Ports Company (SCTP)

$1bn partners could turn DR Congo's wealth of potential into reality

$1bn partners could turn DR Congo's wealth of potential into reality
Jean Kimbembe Mazunga
General Manager of the National Transport & Ports Company (SCTP)

Mobility in Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the most important challenges for the... Aug 18, 2016


Rwanda Stock Exchange

Tech & teamwork bolster East African bourses

Tech & teamwork bolster East African bourses
Pierre Célestin Rwabukumba
CEO of the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE)

Rwanda’s stock market is part of an East African integrated hub that is intrinsically... Aug 18, 2016


Kokubu Group Corp.

300 years history of "Abiding spirit and innovating power"

300 years history of
Akira Kokubu
Representative Director, Executive Vice-President & COO of Kokubu Group Corp.

More than three centuries of experience, proven resilience in the toughest of times, and... Aug 17, 2016


Skylark Co., Ltd.

Market-savvy dining model proves a hit

Market-savvy dining model proves a hit
Makoto Tani
President & CEO of Skylark Co., Ltd.

Founded in 1962, the Skylark Group has established itself as one of Japan’s leading... Aug 17, 2016


Komatsu Seiren Co., Ltd.

Engineering new fabrics & materials with diverse real-world applications

Engineering new fabrics & materials with diverse real-world applications
Tetsuo Ikeda
President & COO of Komatsu Seiren Co., Ltd.

Komatsu Seiren has established a reputation as a highly successful fabric and material manufacturer,... Aug 16, 2016


Rwandan Investment

Ngali Holdings identifies strong development leverage in key sectors

Ngali Holdings identifies strong development leverage in key sectors
Wilson Kagabo
Acting CEO of Ngali Holdings

Multifaceted Ngali Holdings is involved throughout Rwanda’s private sector and aims... Aug 16, 2016


Social Security in DR Congo

INSS records big impact on social welfare

INSS records big impact on social welfare
Agnès Mwad Nawej
General Manager of the National Institute for Social Security (INSS)

Substantial gains are being achieved in DRC’s social security system, thanks to the... Aug 15, 2016


Bralirwa

Beverage leader shows a $200m vote of confidence in Rwanda

Beverage leader shows a $200m vote of confidence in Rwanda
Jonathan Hall
Managing Director of Bralirwa Ltd

Part of the Heineken Group and a partner of Coca-Cola, Bralirwa (aka Brasseries et Limonaderies... Aug 15, 2016






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