Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016


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

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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

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Nicca Chemical Co.

R&D: Japan’s intangible asset


R&D: Japan’s intangible asset

An increasing number of multinationals are choosing to set up research centers in Japan, while Japanese companies themselves are also investing... Jul 19, 2016

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Start-ups & Scale-ups

QBIC entrepreneurs reach new startup milestones


QBIC entrepreneurs reach new startup milestones
Since its launch in 2014, QBIC has invested QAR 1.9 million in its incubatees’ startup businesses, generating approx. QAR 6 million in revenue

Leading entrepreneurship hub, Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC), founded by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and Social Development Center... Jul 18, 2016

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Takween Advanced Industries

Technological Advancement through Acquisitions and Partnerships


Technological Advancement through Acquisitions and Partnerships
Abdullah Al-Othman, Chairman, Takween Advanced Industries

Under the stewardship of Abdullah Al-Othman, Takween is pioneering the modernization of industry through partnerships such as the recent acquisition... Jul 15, 2016

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DDM.com

DMM.com leads Japan Inc.’s innovation drive


DMM.com leads Japan Inc.’s innovation drive

If there is any business that typifies the new forward-thinking, outward-looking mindset of Japan Inc., it is DMM.com

Jul 14, 2016

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Al Fozan Group

Sustainability and Saudization


Sustainability and Saudization
Abdullah Al Fozan, Chairman of Al Fozan Group

Sustainable growth and Saudization – the process of providing more high-quality jobs to natives – seen as key to diversification... Jul 13, 2016

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Japan's Shifting Society

Japanese companies offer innovative solutions to tomorrow’s problems


Japanese companies offer innovative solutions to tomorrow’s problems
Hiroshi Sakata, President of the Sakata Seed Corporation (left); Akihiko Terada, Chairman, President and CEO of Nichii Gakkan (right)

While the government is busy trying to deal with the current economic problems, the private sector is already a step ahead, planning after... Jul 12, 2016

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Entrepreneurial Qataris

QBIC marks two years of successful Demo Days at special event


QBIC marks two years of successful Demo Days at special event
QBIC celebrates its incubatees’ successes and announces its newest LeanStartup winners at special ceremony with key partners

Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC) has announced its sixth wave of LeanStartup winners, marking their two-year success in a celebratory,... Jul 11, 2016

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Al Nouh Real Estate

Province drives real estate boom


Province drives real estate boom
Amjad Al Nouh, Chairman of Al Nouh Real Estate

Sky-high demand is creating a plethora of opportunities for developers such as Al Nouh Real Estate

Jul 08, 2016

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Nichirei

Japanese food producer caters for changing appetites and US tastes

Japanese food producer caters for changing appetites and US tastes
Kunio Otani
Representative Director and President of Nichirei

Founded in 1942 Nichirei operates through around 80 subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide.... Jul 22, 2016


Solare Hotels and Resorts

Branding and know-how set Solare apart

Branding and know-how set Solare apart
Tadashi Inoue
President & CEO of Solare Hotels and Resorts Co., Ltd.

By focusing on branding and capitalizing on its know-how in managing and operating hotels,... Jul 21, 2016


Terna: Italian Electricity

Smart grids, renewable sources & continental interconnectivity vital for balanced power

Smart grids, renewable sources & continental interconnectivity vital for balanced power
Matteo Del Fante
CEO of Terna

One of Europe’s leading electricity transmission grid operators, Terna is crucial... Jul 21, 2016


Italian Railways

Ferrovie dello Stato launches “iron therapy” with €6.5bn investment

Ferrovie dello Stato launches “iron therapy” with €6.5bn investment
Renato Mazzoncini
CEO of Ferrovie dello Stato

Being the country’s n°1 company in terms of investment, the development plan of... Jul 20, 2016


Hilton Malabo

Major brand backs EG’s hospitality potential

Major brand backs EG’s hospitality potential
Hendrick Calles
Managing Director of Hilton Malabo

From tourists to business travelers to filmmakers, Equatorial Guinea’s appeal as a... Jul 20, 2016


Sakata Seed Corporation

Leading flower and vegetable seeds developer focused on 'something new and different'

Leading flower and vegetable seeds developer focused on 'something new and different'
Hiroshi Sakata
President of Sakata Seed Corporation

To differentiate, not imitate, is ingrained into the DNA at Sakata Seed Corporation, an... Jul 19, 2016


Ministry of Finance and Budget

Spain’s gateway to Africa targets investment

Spain’s gateway to Africa targets investment
Miguel Engonga Obiang Eyang
Minister of Finance and Budget

Equatorial Guinea is facing a lot of challenges, particularly with the drop in global oil... Jul 19, 2016


Rwandan Trade and Industry

Transparency, good governance, ICT and infrastructure drawing in FDI

Transparency, good governance, ICT and infrastructure drawing in FDI
François Kanimba
Minister of Trade and Industry

Rwanda’s big push for regional integration and its investment in infrastructure to... Jul 18, 2016


Poliform Furniture

Versatile, tailored style conquers US market with sales up 78%

Versatile, tailored style conquers US market with sales up 78%
Giovanni Anzani
CEO of Poliform

Giovanni Anzani, CEO of high-end Italian furniture and kitchen designer and manufacturer... Jul 18, 2016


Eataly

Hearty global appetite for Eataly phenomenon

Hearty global appetite for Eataly phenomenon
Oscar Farinetti
Founder of Eataly

An international ambassador of the high quality-focused ‘Made in Italy’ brand,... Jul 17, 2016


QInvest

Record results highlight Qatari potential

Record results highlight Qatari potential
Tamim Hamad Al-Kawari
CEO of QInvest

Despite having proved its resilience, particularly after the 2008 crisis, and being expected... Jul 16, 2016


Commercial Bank of Qatar

CBQ looks to ‘wake up’ private sector with specialist SME services

CBQ looks to ‘wake up’ private sector with specialist SME services
Abdulla Saleh Al Raisi
CEO of the Commercial Bank of Qatar

The entrepreneurial beginnings of one of the largest banks in the country, as well as its... Jul 15, 2016


Macrogen: Humanizing Genomics

Macrogen spearheads a revolution in healthcare based on preventative medicine

Macrogen spearheads a revolution in healthcare based on preventative medicine
Dr Jeong-Sun Seo
Chairman of Macrogen Inc.

In a country where the failure rate of start-ups has been traditionally high, Macrogen stands... Jul 15, 2016


Qatar University

Universities critical partners in Qatar’s sustainable progress

Universities critical partners in Qatar’s sustainable progress
Dr Hassan Al-Derham
President of Qatar University

President of Qatar University Dr Hassan Al-Derham shares his evaluation of Qatar’s... Jul 14, 2016


CMM Group

“By 2020, our natural gas production capacity will have increased fivefold”

“By 2020, our natural gas production capacity will have increased fivefold”
Juan Rogelio Rodríguez Velázquez
CEO of CMM Group

In operation for only a quarter of a century, CMM has become an important player in the... Jul 14, 2016


Congolese Agency for Civil Engineering (ACGT)

DRC’s key partner in infrastructure set to become regional reference

DRC’s key partner in infrastructure set to become regional reference
Charles Ilunga Mwamba
General Manager of the Congolese Agency for Civil Engineering (ACGT)

The DRC is involved in a vast modernization and reconstruction of its infrastructure, and... Jul 13, 2016


Astad Project Management

Qatar’s ‘infrastructure rush’ to continue apace in years ahead

Qatar’s ‘infrastructure rush’ to continue apace in years ahead
Ali Al-Khalifa
CEO of Astad Project Management

Astad Project Management has been involved in the development of the most iconic projects... Jul 13, 2016


Technogym

Wellness advocate brings design, tech, health and style to la dolce vita

Wellness advocate brings design, tech, health and style to la dolce vita
Nerio Alessandri
Founder and President of Technogym

Wellness company and high-end gym machine manufacturer Technogym brings sleek Italian design... Jul 12, 2016


J Trust Group

Wider finance options coming to rural Indonesia

Wider finance options coming to rural Indonesia
Shigeyoshi Asano
Managing Director and Executive Officer in charge of business in Southeast Asia and Planning Division of the J Trust Group

Japan’s J Trust Group is partnering with Thai-based Global Lease to bring its financial... Jul 12, 2016


Katara Hospitality

Ambitious projects bolster Qatar’s tourism sector

Ambitious projects bolster Qatar’s tourism sector
Hamad Abdulla Al-Mulla
CEO of Katara Hospitality

Building up a portfolio of iconic landmark developments has made Qatar-based Katara Hospitality... Jul 12, 2016


Nomura Real Estate Holdings, Inc.

Japanese real estate: the smart investment

Japanese real estate: the smart investment
Eiji Kutsukake
President of Nomura Real Estate Holdings, Inc.

High demand for Japanese real estate is set to continue for the next couple of decades,... Jul 11, 2016


Tri-Stage Inc.

“We do not have any competitors in this business”

“We do not have any competitors in this business”
Isao Senoo
President of Tri-Stage Inc.

Offering “total solutions” in the direct marketing services business has enabled... Jul 11, 2016


Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd.

The US could be a sweet move for Glico

The US could be a sweet move for Glico
Katsuhisa Ezaki
President & CEO of Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd.

Japan’s iconic confectioner Ezaki Glico is currently focused on the snack markets... Jul 08, 2016


Nicca Chemical Co., Ltd.

Nicca’s ‘bazaar’ approach to chemical R&D creates real-world solutions

Nicca’s ‘bazaar’ approach to chemical R&D creates real-world solutions
Yasumasa Emori
President of Nicca Chemical Co., Ltd.

Since 1941 Nicca Chemical has continually responded to the needs of the market by offering... Jul 08, 2016






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