Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017


U.S. at the forefront of Qatar’s intensified investment strategy


U.S. at the forefront of Qatar’s intensified investment strategy
Amongst QIA’s U.S. investments is a stake in jeweler Tiffany & Co.

Heightened cooperation in education, security, trade and QIA’s strategy shift, investing $35 billion in the American economy, set a... Apr 26, 2017

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Italy’s southern regions entice visitors and multinationals


Italy’s southern regions entice visitors and multinationals
Capri, Campania

Eager to embrace the world, the regions of Campania and Apulia have focused their efforts on rapidly developing tourism and the private sector... Apr 25, 2017

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A New Focus of Tourism

Unveiling Japan


Unveiling Japan
Ryoichi Matsuyama, President, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)

Tackling stereotypes in the tourism sector

Apr 24, 2017

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Sierra Leone Foreign Relations

Sierra Leone and China continue strengthening their partnership, while Brexit opens new opportunities for historical ties with the UK


Sierra Leone and China continue strengthening their partnership, while Brexit opens new opportunities for historical ties with the UK
President Koroma with China’s president Xi Jinping. China is Sierra Leone’s leading trading partner

In a fast-changing global political environment, Sierra Leone’s strong relationships with both East and West set it in good stead for... Apr 21, 2017

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U.S.-Japan Relations

A new phase in U.S.-Japan relations


A new phase in U.S.-Japan relations

With a 30% share of FDI in the world’s third largest economy, the U.S. stands for Japan’s top investor. After months of “hard... Apr 20, 2017

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Indonesian Infrastructure Expansion

SOEs increase capacity to accelerate infrastructure development


SOEs increase capacity to accelerate infrastructure development
PT PP President Director, Ir. Tumiyana (center left, blue shirt) with President Joko Widodo (center right)

SOEs such as PT PP will be critical to realizing Indonesia’s infrastructure ambitions. The company has ambitions beyond this, with plans... Apr 18, 2017

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Egypt Construction

Infrastructure and construction expansion pave the way for steel industry boom


Infrastructure and construction expansion pave the way for steel industry boom
Ahmed Abou Hashima, CEO, Egyptian Steel Group

Egyptian Steel Group was one of the first to invest in Egypt after the 2011 revolution, a bet that has clearly paid off as the company now... Apr 17, 2017

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Japan in Africa

Japan looks to grow its presence across Africa


Japan looks to grow its presence across Africa
An increasing number of Japanese companies are venturing into Africa

Between 2016 and 2018, Japan has pledged to invest $30 billion in Africa’s development, as it bids to join the likes of China and the... Apr 11, 2017

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Malta EU Presidency

Ready to shake up the old continent


Ready to shake up the old continent
Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta (Credit: Partit Laburista Malta)

Malta EU Presidency promises international agenda aimed to refocus the European Project and showcase economic growth

Apr 07, 2017

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Cocoa Cote D’Ivoire

Cocoa production to lead agricultural sector


Cocoa production to lead agricultural sector

Côte d’Ivoire‘s agricultural sector is key to its economy and following recent growth, international investment is now being... Apr 05, 2017

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Peru Extractive Industries

‘High-quality’ investors sought in minerals and hydrocarbons


‘High-quality’ investors sought in minerals and hydrocarbons
Photo: Unido, Sebastian Castañeda, El Comercio

With huge potential resources offshore and in the Andean mountains, where which President Kuczynski says lie ‘the world’s greatest... Apr 04, 2017

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Reform in Rwanda

Reforms boost nation’s standing as a top regional destination for doing business


Reforms boost nation’s standing as a top regional destination for doing business
“Over the last decade, Rwanda has managed to consolidate its position as one of the top destinations for business and investment in Africa on the back of one of the fastest growing economies in the region” Francis Gatare, CEO, Rwanda Development Board

Since 2006, Rwanda has jumped from 139th to 56th in the World Bank’s Doing Business Index, and has been the second top reformer over... Apr 03, 2017

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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


Social development in Argentina

Working towards zero poverty

Working towards zero poverty
Carolina Stanley
Minister of Social Development of Argentina

Mauricio Macri came to office with early reforms which sparked the interest for investors... Apr 17, 2017


Argentina rising

Argentine business mogul increases investment in Argentina’s new economic environment

Argentine business mogul increases investment in Argentina’s new economic environment
Eduardo Elsztain
President of IRSA Group

Long one of Argentina’s most successful businessmen, Eduardo Elsztain presides over... Apr 17, 2017


New era in Aviation

Argentine Flag Carrier’s Market Opens to Competition

Argentine Flag Carrier’s Market Opens to Competition
Mario Dell’Acqua
President of Aerolíneas Argentinas

The Macri government came to power promising a cleanup in state institutions, including... Apr 12, 2017


Miyagi Prefecture

An authentic Japanese experience that will contribute to regional revitalization

An authentic Japanese experience that will contribute to regional revitalization
Yoshihiro Murai Governor Miyagi Prefecture
Governor of Miyagi Prefecture

The largest majority of the 24 million tourists that came to Japan in 2016 visited Tokyo,... Apr 12, 2017


Tierra del Fuego

Southern Argentine province bets on globalizing its economy

Southern Argentine province bets on globalizing its economy
Rosana Bertone
Governor of Tierra del Fuego

Its provincial capital is the southern-most city in the world.  Despite its remoteness... Apr 10, 2017


Japan’s Hidden Champions

HORIBA champions ‘the Kyoto way’

HORIBA champions ‘the Kyoto way’
Atsushi Horiba
President of Horiba

“What sets us apart is our willingness to adopt new technology that no other company... Apr 07, 2017


Argentina’s back on world markets

Enjoying the post-holdout era

Enjoying the post-holdout era
Patricio Supervielle
President of Grupo Supervielle

Argentina’s agreement with holdout creditors in 2016 opened the gates of the international... Mar 28, 2017


The Unicorns of Argentina

From start up to Argentinean leader of innovation

From start up to Argentinean leader of innovation
Martín Migoya
CEO of Globant

Among Argentina’s four entities known as the unicorn companies – start-ups to... Mar 23, 2017


Pioneering Japanese technology

New applications developed for ostrich antibody technology

New applications developed for ostrich antibody technology
Osamu Maeda
Zeal President and CEO

With less than 7 years of history, Zeal Cosmetics has developed not just a good range of... Mar 21, 2017


Waste management Japan

Recycling: an art Japanese society is very good at

Recycling: an art Japanese society is very good at
Mr. Hideki Hashira
President of Daiseki

By recycling 90% of the waste managed, Daiseki has built a business model that is not just... Mar 15, 2017


ICT Bahrain

Enabling the wave of technological developments

Enabling the wave of technological developments
Mr Ulaiyan Al Wetaid
Chief Executive Officer of Viva Bahrain

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Eng. Ulaiyan Al Wetaid speaks about how VIVA Bahrain,... Mar 13, 2017


Nankai Electric Railway

How to reach the major tourists spots from Kansai International Airport

How to reach the major tourists spots from Kansai International Airport
Teruhiko Achikita
President & CEO of Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd

With over 50% of all Japan’s national treasures, the Kansai area is increasing the... Mar 10, 2017


Construction Bahrain

Bahrain enhancing logistics and housing ahead of VISION 2030.

Bahrain enhancing logistics and housing ahead of VISION 2030.
Dr. Hasan Al Bastaki
Managing Director of Manara Developments

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Dr. Hasan Al Bastaki speaks about how MANARA Developments... Mar 10, 2017


Human rights Bahrain

Taking unprecedented steps to protect human rights

Taking unprecedented steps to protect human rights
Dr. Abdulaziz Hassan Abul
Chairman of the National Institution for Human Rights

The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) is focused on the promotion, development... Mar 10, 2017


Airweave Japan

Research on sleep quality at the core of innovation for Airweave

Research on sleep quality at the core of innovation for Airweave
Mr. Motokuni Takaoka
Founder & CEO of Airweave Inc.

Seeking for differentiation in a tough market, Airweave found an angle difficult to tackle.... Mar 10, 2017


Healthy living Japan

A total lifestyle company provides an innovative approach to curb the challenge of the aging population

A total lifestyle company provides an innovative approach to curb the challenge of the aging population
Masaaki Yoshida
President of Renaissance Inc.

From fitness and sports clubs to SPAs and health management for corporations, Renaissance... Mar 07, 2017


New tech Japan

New global electronics trading giant to unleash the full potential of IoT and AI

New global electronics trading giant to unleash the full potential of IoT and AI
Mr. Takashi Ishibashi
Corporate Executive Vice President of Tomen Electronics

Nexty Electronics, the new company resulting from the merger between Tomen Electronics and... Feb 28, 2017






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