Friday, May 26, 2017


Four-fold capacity increase and international collaborations raise Abidjan Port’s competitiveness


Four-fold capacity increase and international collaborations raise Abidjan Port’s competitiveness
Photo: Romain Seaf

Four-fold capacity increase and international collaborations raise Abidjan Port’s competitiveness

May 26, 2017

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Infrastructure, connectivity number one priority


Infrastructure, connectivity number one priority
Bajulmati Dam, East Java Province

Government enacts large-scale infrastructure development to boost long-term economic growth and improve national competitiveness

May 25, 2017

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Bahrain Vision 2030

Vision 2030: At the forefront of Bahrain’s transformation


Vision 2030: At the forefront of Bahrain’s transformation
HRH Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy Prime Minister

Kingdom aspires to shift from an economy built on oil wealth to a productive, globally competitive economy, all under the umbrella of an ambitious... May 24, 2017

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Argentina Reform

Reforms inject foreign capital into the economy, though challenges remain


Reforms inject foreign capital into the economy, though challenges remain
President Macri (left) swears in his Ministers of Finance and the Treasury, Luis Caputo and Nicolás Dujovne, respectively

Argentina’s return to the global lending market has injected a shot in the arm into the economy. The next hurdles include reducing both... May 23, 2017

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Intensive programmes strengthen health sector


Intensive programmes strengthen health sector
The new Cinquantenaire Hospital in Kinshasa

Reforms in the health sector are improving access and public services. Over 1000 health centers and 200 hospitals are being constructed throughout... May 18, 2017

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Construction industry ‘most prosperous’ in MENA region


Construction industry ‘most prosperous’ in MENA region
Darwish Hassanein, CEO, Secon

U.K.-based bank HSBC  named Egypt’s construction industry, which is predicted to grow by more than 8% annually, in the Middle East... May 17, 2017

Read more about Industry & Trade, Africa, Egypt


New chapter for Ghana

Economy back on track


Economy back on track
Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana

Ghana celebrates the 60th anniversary of its independence in 2017, a year seen as the opening of a new era of sustainable socioeconomic growth... May 11, 2017

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Economy T&T

Oil price crisis compels Trinidad and Tobago to step up diversification of economy


Oil price crisis compels Trinidad and Tobago to step up diversification of economy
Dr. Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

In a bid to wean the economy off a dependency on oil and gas, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley is looking to attract investment in a number... May 11, 2017

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Well-managed financial sector drives country forward


Well-managed financial sector drives country forward
National Bank of Rwanda

Behind Rwanda’s socioeconomic progress is a stable and sound financial sector, which has enjoyed average annual asset and profitability... May 10, 2017

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Cote D’Ivoire Tourism

Tourism potential to be unlocked as nation looks to attract 1 million tourists by 2020


Tourism potential to be unlocked as nation looks to attract 1 million tourists by 2020

Côte d’Ivoire recognizes the potential of tourism as a major driver of growh. And with a wealth of natural and cultural attractions,... May 09, 2017

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Invest in Peru

Agriculture and hospitality sectors amongst most attractive for FDI


Agriculture and hospitality sectors amongst most attractive for FDI

Hotel development is set to grow at a rapid rate, buoyed by ever-increasing visitor numbers and the efforts of the business-friendly government... May 08, 2017

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Qatar Energy Policy

Industry veteran establishes first energy think tank in the Middle East


Industry veteran establishes first energy think tank in the Middle East

Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, one of the architects behind Qatar’s transformation into the leading exporter of liquefied natural gas,... May 05, 2017

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Argi-business in Argentina

ADBlick bets on Argentina’s agro potential

ADBlick bets on Argentina’s agro potential
José Demicheli
Director of ADBlick Agro

With only 44 million inhabitants, Argentina produces enough food to sell to and feed 400... May 25, 2017


Philippines’ Development Authority

Building foundations for sustainable development

Building foundations for sustainable development
Ernesto M. Pernia
Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. Ernesto M. Pernia (PhD), Secretary of Socioeconomic... May 24, 2017


Investing in Buenos Aires

A united vision for Buenos Aires

A united vision for Buenos Aires
Fernando Straface
Secretary General of the City of Buenos Aires

Once regarded as the most beautiful city in the world during Argentina’s turn-of-the-20th... May 24, 2017


Investing in the Philippines

Philippines a country that is really open for business

Philippines a country that is really open for business
Mr Hans Sicat
Former President of the Philippine Stock Exchange

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Hans Sicat, former President of the Philippine Stock... May 22, 2017


Agribusiness in Argentina

‘We can develop our key agricultural commodities for global consumption’

‘We can develop our key agricultural commodities for global consumption’
Francisco Iguerabide
President of AACREA

With the opening of the Argentine economy to the world, its agribusiness sector is among... May 22, 2017


Investing in Buenos Aires

New administration to breathe new life into Buenos Aires

New administration to breathe new life into Buenos Aires
María Eugenia Vidal
Governor of Buenos Aires

In what was one of the most stunning upsets of the 2015 general elections, Argentina’s... May 22, 2017


Energy in Argentina

International investors sought to exploit Argentina’s energy resources

International investors sought to exploit Argentina’s energy resources
Alejandro Bulgheroni
Chairman of Grupo Bridas and Honorary Chairman of Pan American Energy (PAE)

Recently declared as Argentina’s wealthiest individual, Alejandro Bulgheroni has built... May 22, 2017


Next-gen building in Japan

Transforming ICT to drive the construction industry

Transforming ICT to drive the construction industry
Mr. Christopher Liew
Vice President & Regional Executive Asia North of Bentley Systems

In this interview for the Worldfolio, Christopher Liew of Bentley Systems gives us his unique... May 22, 2017


Japan industry leaders

Monozukuri at its finest

Monozukuri at its finest
Mr. Yuji Kaneko
President and Representative Director SODICK Co. Ltd.

Since 1976, Sodick has manufactured over 55,000 EDM machines and over 30,000 linear motor... May 19, 2017


Japanese Industrial Strength

Yamato Scale: Delivering the Japanese “master’s mind and technique.”

Yamato Scale: Delivering the Japanese “master’s mind and technique.”
Mr. Kawanishi
President & CEO of Yamato Scale Co.,Ltd.

In this interview for the Worldfolio, Mr. Kawanishi, president & CEO of Yamato Scacle... May 19, 2017


Philippines industry

Driving innovation to become a global player

Driving innovation to become a global player
Arthur Tan
CEO of Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc.

Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc., also known as IMI, is one of the leading global providers... May 19, 2017


Banking in Japan

Regional Banks in Japan are set for consolidation

Regional Banks in Japan are set for consolidation
Junji Ishii
President of North Pacific Bank

Mr. Ishii, President of North Pacific Bank shares his perspectives on how the regions are... May 19, 2017


Casio Japan

‘Making something from nothing’

‘Making something from nothing’
Mr. Kazuhiro Kashio
President of CASIO

In this interview for the Worldfolio, Mr. Kazuhiro Kashio, President of Casio, gives us... May 19, 2017


Environmental regulation Japan

A leader in mercury waste management

A leader in mercury waste management
Mr. Yasushi Fujiwara
President of NOMURA KOHSAN CO., LTD

Nomura Kohsan is engaged in the collection, transportation and disposal of municipal and... May 16, 2017


Japan Gaming Industry

More than a creator of games, a maker of art

More than a creator of games, a maker of art
Mr. Owen Mahoney
President of NEXON

In this interview for the Worldfolio, Mr. Owen Mahoney, President of NEXON, shares with... May 09, 2017


The Argentine Congress

Teacher-turned-legislator

Teacher-turned-legislator
Congresswoman Alicia Besada
Member of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies

The Argentine Congress is a diverse amalgamation of various political parties and strategic... May 04, 2017


Media in Argentina

Lombardi oversees reform of public media

Lombardi oversees reform of public media
Hernán Lombardi
Minister of Public Media & Contents System

With Argentina’s tumultuous political and economic history, the new government came... Apr 27, 2017


A new phase in Argentina

Brügge brings forward his agenda

Brügge brings forward his agenda
Juan Fernando Brügge
National Deputy from Córdoba

Juan Fernando Brügge ruffles his office papers, “I don’t care about being... Apr 20, 2017


Francisco de Narváez

Argentine business mogul returns to spotlight

Argentine business mogul returns to spotlight
Francisco de Narváez
Grupo de Narváez

Previously a congressman, business leader, and one of Argentina’s preeminent public... Apr 20, 2017


Argentina’s new stock exchange

Argentina consolidates its capital markets

Argentina consolidates its capital markets
Ernesto Allaria
President of Bolsas y Mercados Argentinos

The unification of the markets.  Putting an end to local infighting, Argentina’s... Apr 20, 2017


Labor reform Bahrain

Tamkeen: the cornerstone of Bahrain’s labour market reform initiative

Tamkeen: the cornerstone of Bahrain’s labour market reform initiative
Dr. Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi
Chief Executive of Tamkeen

Established in August 2006, Tamkeen is one of the cornerstones of Bahrain’s national... Apr 19, 2017


Bahrain Aviation

Bahrain Airport Company undergoing a $1.1bn expansion project

Bahrain Airport Company undergoing a $1.1bn expansion project
Mohamed Yousif Al-Binfalah
Chief Executive Officer Bahrain Airport Company

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. Mohamed Yousif Al-Binfalah, CEO of Bahrain Airport... Apr 19, 2017


Smart advertising in Japan

Smartphone-based advertising agency is revolutionizing the Asian market

Smartphone-based advertising agency is revolutionizing the Asian market
Haruhisa Okamura
President and Founder Adways Inc.

With more than 10 years’ experience, Adways is providing customized campaigns for... Apr 18, 2017


ICT in the Philippines

A three-point plan for ICT

A three-point plan for ICT
Secretary Rodolfo A. Salalima
Department of ICT of the Republic of The Philippines

Secretary Rodolfo A. Salalima of the Department of ICT says the government has three priority... Apr 17, 2017






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