Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016


Bidding Rounds

Round 1 oil-block sell-offs will attract $7 billion


Round 1 oil-block sell-offs will attract $7 billion
SOURCE: OPEC Annual Statistical (Bulletin 2015)

Global petroleum markets may seemingly be in deep trouble with oil prices at their lowest in decades, but the dire situation is not dampening... May 31, 2016

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Golden Jubilee

Multiracial coalition ushers in new era with first change of government in 23 years


Multiracial coalition ushers in new era with first change of government in 23 years
David Arthur Granger, President of Republic of Guyana, addresses the UN General Assembly’s 70th Session in New York, September 2015 Photo by: UN/Cia Pak. (Licensed under ©CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Guyana has plenty to celebrate. After 23 years of rule by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), David Arthur Granger was elected President... May 30, 2016

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Cultural uniqueness

Cultural uniqueness essential to Japan’s rebranding


Cultural uniqueness essential to Japan’s rebranding

As the country embraces globalization, it is also encouraged to embrace its distinct cultural characteristics as a way of promoting the Japanese... May 27, 2016

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Energy Regulation

National Hydrocarbons Commission: the decision maker


National Hydrocarbons Commission: the decision maker

Energy reforms allow the industry regulator to operate with full transparency

May 26, 2016

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Tourism

‘Cool Japan’ keeps breaking tourism records


‘Cool Japan’ keeps breaking tourism records

The tourism boom is one of the benefits of Abenomics changing mindsets in Japan and opening up the country to the rest of the world, with... May 25, 2016

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Foreign Interest in Iran

Investing in Iran: a trillion-dollar opportunity



Iran’s pro-active approach to economic and political diplomacy is changing global opinions toward the republic, with exchange visits... May 24, 2016

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50th Anniversary of Independence

Jubilee year presents a golden opportunity for change and inclusion


Jubilee year presents a golden opportunity for change and inclusion
Jubilee celebrations will even overshadow Mashramani this year, which takes place annually on February 23 to celebrate Guyana becoming a republic in 1970. (Photo by amanderson2 via Flickr ©CC BY 2.0)

This year is one of commemoration and celebration for Guyana as it celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence from the UK on May 26,... May 23, 2016

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Bilateral Relations

Pipelines that bind: U.S. and Mexico to increase energy integration


Pipelines that bind: U.S. and Mexico to increase energy integration
Presidents Barack Obama and Enrique Peña Nieto shake hands during a meeting at the White House

Nowhere are ties so strong and vital between the United States and Mexico than in the energy sector, with both partners having to depend heavily... May 20, 2016

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Demographics

Changing demographic dynamics offer opportunities for business diversification


Changing demographic dynamics offer opportunities for business diversification

While Japan’s declining and aging population is set to cause a demographic and economic headache, it is also presenting opportunities... May 19, 2016

Read more about Telecoms & ICT | Health, Asia-Pacific, Japan


TV Deal

Egyptian Media acquires ON TV


Egyptian Media acquires ON TV
Naguib Sawiris, left, and Ahmed Abou Hashima, right, during the signing of the ONTV deal

Satellite TV channel ON TV has recently transferred ownership from business tycoon Naguib Sawiris to the Egyptian steel mogul Ahmed Abou Hashima’s... May 18, 2016

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WIEF

12th World Islamic Economic Forum returns to Jakarta


12th World Islamic Economic Forum returns to Jakarta
Indonesia's Minister of Finance Bambang Brodjonegoro, left, with Tun Musa Hitam, Chairman of WIEF Foundation, right, at the press conference announcing Jakarta as host of the 12th WIEF

Under the theme ‘Decentralizing Growth, Empowering Future Business’, the forum sets the stage for dialogue to empower businesses... May 17, 2016

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Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

OPEC report predicts oil-price rise


OPEC report predicts oil-price rise
SOURCE: World Bank Commodity Forecast Price data, October 2015

According to OPEC, prices are set to surge due to high exploration costs, while population and economic growth will also result in a spike... May 15, 2016

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Takara Bio, Inc.

Biotech leader sharpens Japan’s edge with R&D and new facilities

Biotech leader sharpens Japan’s edge with R&D and new facilities
Koichi Nakao
President of Takara Bio, Inc.

Successfully developing revolutionary biotechnologies such as gene and cell therapy products... May 31, 2016


Konza Techno City

Phase 1A of tech city ready for development

Phase 1A of tech city ready for development
John Tanui
CEO of the Konza Technopolis Development Authority

The first country in the region to set up a smart city, Konza Techno City, Kenya is way... May 30, 2016


Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation – MRJ

Pioneering jet showcases Japanese tech and US partnerships at their best

Pioneering jet showcases Japanese tech and US partnerships at their best
Hiromichi Morimoto
President of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (MITAC)

The highly anticipated Mitsubishi Regoinal Jet (MRJ) is more spacious, comfortable, and... May 27, 2016


US-Korean Business Opportunities

'The Korea-USA Free Trade Agreement is working'

'The Korea-USA Free Trade Agreement is working'
John Schuldt
President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AMCHAM Korea)

As the main candidates in the 2016 US Presidential election take aim at TPP and other free... May 27, 2016


Tosei Corporation

Blue ocean strategy to unlock ‘limitless potential’ in real estate up to ¥1bn

Blue ocean strategy to unlock ‘limitless potential’ in real estate up to ¥1bn
Seiichiro Yamaguchi
President & CEO of the Tosei Corporation

As the number one specialist investor in Japanese property under the ¥1 billion mark,... May 26, 2016


Tokyo Nishikawa

A good night’s sleep is good business

A good night’s sleep is good business
Yasuyuki Nishikawa
President & CEO of Tokyo Nishikawa

Yasuyuki Nishikawa, President and CEO of leading textiles, bedding and healthcare products... May 26, 2016


PACT Real Estate Group

PACT to create ‘new destinations for new generations’ in Egypt

PACT to create ‘new destinations for new generations’ in Egypt
Moaaz Wessam Eldin
Managing Director of PACT Real Estate Group

The Worldfolio’s preview of an interview with Moaaz Wessam Eldin, Managing Director... May 25, 2016


Palm Hills Developments

Egypt’s insatiable demand for real estate makes developers hot property

Egypt’s insatiable demand for real estate makes developers hot property
Tarek Abdel-Rahman
Co-CEO of Palm Hills Developments

The clamor for property in Egypt shows no signs of abating and the resilient sector is ripe... May 24, 2016


Custom Quality Glassware

Venini adds another unique twist to glass making with new Damiani Group partnership

Venini adds another unique twist to glass making with new Damiani Group partnership
Giulia Chimento
Partner, PR & Event Manager at Venini

Elegant, hand-made glassware and chandeliers steeped in history and tradition from ‘the... May 23, 2016


Nipro Corporation

Nipro injects innovation into pre-filled syringes and targets US expansion

Nipro injects innovation into pre-filled syringes and targets US expansion
Yoshihiko Sano
President of Nipro Corporation

Medical devices, pharmaceuticals and glass pharmaceutical packaging products are the forte... May 20, 2016


Central Bank of Seychelles

‘We are working to bring financial services closer to the people’

‘We are working to bring financial services closer to the people’
Caroline Abel
Governor of the Central Bank of Seychelles

After entering an IMF-supported program in 2008, the Seychelles has become a beacon of macroeconomic... May 20, 2016


Barilla Group

Barilla’s sustainable business strategy to support the wellness economy

Barilla’s sustainable business strategy to support the wellness economy
Luca Barilla
Vice-Chairman of the Barilla Group

Putting people and the planet over profits and corporate greed has helped Barilla become... May 19, 2016


Daifuku Co., Ltd.

Supply chain innovator sharpens its edge

Supply chain innovator sharpens its edge
Masaki Hojo
President & CEO of Daifuku Co., Ltd.

Efficiency and value hallmark the material handling systems developed by Daifuku for leading... May 17, 2016


Saudi Export Development Authority

Saudi Exports pushes economic diversity

Saudi Exports pushes economic diversity
Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Alhakbani
Secretary General of the Saudi Export Development Authority (Saudi Exports)

Part of the national drive for economic diversification and raising awareness that there’s... May 17, 2016


Woqod (Qatar Fuel)

Unique fuel distributor expands its reach

Unique fuel distributor expands its reach
Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani
Chairman of Woqod (Qatar Fuel)

Despite low oil prices, profits rose 11% at Woqod (Qatar Fuel) and its solid performance... May 15, 2016


Co-op Bank Kenya

Universal, inclusive bank impacts society

Universal, inclusive bank impacts society
Dr Gideon Muriuki
CEO of Co-operative Bank of Kenya

Winner of the 2015 Global Financial Inclusion Award, Kenya Co-op Bank directly and indirectly... May 14, 2016


Handcrafted Italian Jewelry

Damiani introduces the heritage of Italian style to new markets worldwide

Damiani introduces the heritage of Italian style to new markets worldwide
Guido Damiani
Chairman of Damiani

An Italian family firm with a deep-rooted tradition and passion for the art, craft and savoire-faire... May 13, 2016


Qatar Central Bank

QCB assures confidence in Qatar with a solid financial framework

QCB assures confidence in Qatar with a solid financial framework
Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani
Governor of Qatar Central Bank

Governor of Qatar Central Bank Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani explains the dynamic changes,... May 11, 2016


Baker & McKenzie

Legal insight into Mexico’s new energy sector

Legal insight into Mexico’s new energy sector
Benjamín Torres-Barrón
Partner at Baker & McKenzie Abogados S.C.

One of Mexico’s leading legal advisors and a Partner at Baker & McKenzie, Benjamín... May 10, 2016


Rana Textile Mills Ltd

Global denim producer expands further

Global denim producer expands further
Rana Zahid Tauseef
Chairman of Rantex

A leading textile company in Pakistan and specially known for its denim production, Rana... May 10, 2016


Iranian Cultural Heritage & Tourism

Tourism in Iran takes off

Tourism in Iran takes off
Masoud Soltanifar
Vice President and Head of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization

Iran’s tourism industry taking off as various international mass media is currently... May 09, 2016


Iranian Chamber of Commerce

Private sector creates a new paradigm in Iran’s economy

Private sector creates a new paradigm in Iran’s economy
Dr Mohsen Jalalpour
President of the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture

A new era of entrepreneurial enterprise is making its mark on Iran’s modern-day economy,... May 09, 2016


First Vice President of Iran

‘Right now it’s a new opportunity for Europeans’

‘Right now it’s a new opportunity for Europeans’
Eshaq Jahangiri
First Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Eshaq Jahangiri, First Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, provides a unique... May 09, 2016


Yamaha Corporation

Four key strategies to put Yamaha ahead

Four key strategies to put Yamaha ahead
Takuya Nakata
President & Representative Director of the Yamaha Corporation

Yamaha began when its founder, Torakusu Yamaha, repaired an imported reed organ in 1887.... May 06, 2016






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