Thursday, Feb 11, 2016


Energy In Peru

Natural gas propels hydrocarbons industry to new heights


Natural gas propels hydrocarbons industry to new heights
A map of the oil and gas blocks in Peru

Following a decade of rapid expansion, Peru’s hydrocarbons industry is perfectly positioned to benefit from the historic slump in oil... Feb 09, 2016

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EMAPAG Expands Water Access

From 63% to 100% water coverage in 15 years


From 63% to 100% water coverage in 15 years

In the 90s, the city’s water system left much to be desired when it came to water quality, pressure, and accessibility. This situation... Feb 03, 2016

Read more about Infrastructure, South America, Ecuador


History & Culture

A glance at Guyana: the diverse culture of South America’s only English-speaking country


A glance at Guyana: the diverse culture of South America’s only English-speaking country
Linguistically and religiously diverse Guyanese culture not only reflects the large influence of its African and Indian descendents, but also British, native Amerindian, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Caribbean, and American cultures

The Worldfolio delves into the fascinating history and cultural heritage of Guyana to find out what makes this Anglo-Caribbean nation stand... Feb 01, 2016

Read more about Tourism & Culture, South America, Guyana


Turkey Finance Sector

Resilient finance sector rides out stormy year


Resilient finance sector rides out stormy year
Ümit Leblebici, CEO, TEB

Regulatory improvements and the establishment of the Istanbul Financial Center have put Turkey on track to becoming a global financial hub

Jan 20, 2016

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Urban Regeneration

Guayaquil Siglo XXI Foundation transforms the image of city


Guayaquil Siglo XXI Foundation transforms the image of city

Streets, public spaces and parks are all being modernized in the city

Jan 27, 2016

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Mega Projects

Turkey becomes world leader in energy and infrastructure mega projects


Turkey becomes world leader in energy and infrastructure mega projects
Besim Şişman, CEO of Turkish Petroleum

According to the OECD, by 2030 the global infrastructure gap is expected to total a staggering $70 trillion. This is a gap more closely resembling... Jan 24, 2016

Read more about Energy | Infrastructure, Europe, Turkey


Real Estate & Construction

Construction projects worth $7bn planned for 2015, as sector grows by 8%


Construction projects worth $7bn planned for 2015, as sector grows by 8%
An artists impression of one of the construction projects launched by Ingroup

The government, with input from private investors is embarking on several mega-projects worth an estimated $7 billion this year. The wave... Jan 23, 2016

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Mexico WindPower 2016

Keynote speakers head to Mexico WindPower 2016


Keynote speakers head to Mexico WindPower 2016

Governors, ministers, high-ranking officials, and international experts will be joining the Mexico WindPower Exhibition and Congress on February... Jan 23, 2016

Read more about Energy, North America & Caribbean, Mexico


AGC Asahi Glass

Profits on the rise as innovative products offer added value and protection to society


Profits on the rise as innovative products offer added value and protection to society
AGC Asahi Glass has become the first company in the world to offer automobile interior spaces enclosed in all directions (front, side and rear) by automotive glass bearing the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation

A multifaceted Japanese supplier of innovative glass, chemical, ceramic and electronic products puts people and the planet first and gains... Jan 22, 2016

Read more about Industry & Trade | Science & Technology, Asia-Pacific, Japan


In Their Own Words

‘This city has always been an icon of freedom and progress in Ecuador’


‘This city has always been an icon of freedom and progress in Ecuador’
Top-left: Bruno Leone, president Servigroup; Down-left: Henry Kronfle, President National Business Bureau; Top-right: Jorge Arosemena, Former Political Chief of Guayas Province; Down-right: Nicolas Romero Sangster, General Manager, Guayaquil Airport Autho

United World has gathered the opinions of some of Ecuador’s most important business and political leaders on Guayaquil’s leading... Jan 22, 2016

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Japanese Universities

Exchange programs look to boost language and leadership skills


Exchange programs look to boost language and leadership skills

The government has an initiative to draw 300,000 international students to Japanese universities, as well as encourage more native students... Jan 21, 2016

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G20 summit

SMEs and entrepreneurship take center stage at G20


SMEs and entrepreneurship take center stage at G20

Turkey has placed special emphasis on supporting entrepreneurs and SMEs for sustainable economic growth during its G20 presidency

Jan 20, 2016

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Japan Exchange Group

JPX raises appeal of Japanese stocks

JPX raises appeal of Japanese stocks
Akira Kiyota
Group CEO of the Japan Exchange Group (JPX)

Japan Exchange Group (JPX) plays a crucial role in the on-going development and provision... Feb 11, 2016


Islamic Republic of the Gambia

Gambian-Saudi relations tighten

Gambian-Saudi relations tighten
Omar Gibril Sallah
Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of the Gambia to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Omar Gibril Sallah, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of the Gambia to the Kingdom of Saudi... Feb 11, 2016


GMO Internet Group

GMO targets #1 ISP slot

GMO targets #1 ISP slot
Masatoshi Kumagai
Founder & CEO of GMO Internet Group

Over the past 25 years GMO Internet Group has blossomed into Japan’s leading internet... Feb 10, 2016


Water, Irrigation & Electricity

Ethiopia entices private sector to power sustainable future

Ethiopia entices private sector to power sustainable future
Motuma Mekassa
Minister of Water, Irrigation & Electricity

Motuma Mekassa, Ethiopia’s Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, explains... Feb 10, 2016


Sega Sammy Holdings Inc

Sega’s new era in entertainment

Sega’s new era in entertainment
Hajime Satomi
President and CEO of the Sega Sammy Holdings Inc

Formerly renowned for its video games and devices, Sega – now Sega Sammy Holdings... Feb 09, 2016


Hiroshima Prefecture

Hiroshima 2016: peace, hope, industry and culture

Hiroshima 2016: peace, hope, industry and culture
Hidehiko Yuzaki
Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture

Hiroshima Prefecture’s Governor Hidehiko Yuzaki highlights the key messages of peace... Feb 09, 2016


Tradition & Innovation

Mie Prefecture readies for G7 Summit

Mie Prefecture readies for G7 Summit
Eikei Suzuki
Governor of Mie Prefecture

Mie Prefecture, historically synonymous with the country’s ancient culture and traditions,... Feb 08, 2016


Digital India

Trimax targets inclusive IT advances

Trimax targets inclusive IT advances
Surya Prakash Madrecha
Chairman and MD of Trimax

Trimax is proving to be the ideal IT resource partner in India, including for major global... Feb 05, 2016


Kirloskar Brothers Ltd

Engineering leader advocates industrial, environmental change

Engineering leader advocates industrial, environmental change
Sanjay Kirloskar
Chairman & MD of Kirloskar Brothers Ltd

A world-class pump manufacturer with internationally sought-after expertise in engineering... Feb 05, 2016


Energy In Maharashtra

Energy sector faces Herculean task

Energy sector faces Herculean task
Vishwas Pathak
Advisor to the Minister of Energy of Maharashtra

Vishwas Pathak, Advisor to the Minister of Energy of Maharashtra, tackles the challenges... Feb 05, 2016


GMO Internet Group & Z.com

Japan at the forefront of internet connectivity and service performance in global paradigm shift

 Japan at the forefront of internet connectivity and service performance in global paradigm shift
Masatoshi Kumagai
Founder and Group CEO of GMO Internet Group

Internet provider GMO has singlehandedly revolutionized internet usage in Japan. Some 90%... Feb 05, 2016


Saudi Ground Services Company

SGS ready to handle growth and competition

SGS ready to handle growth and competition
Qaid K. Alotaibi
CEO of Saudi Ground Services Company

Saudi Ground Services Company (SGS) is facing a rapidly expanding air transportation sector... Feb 04, 2016


Toho Holdings

Pharma distributor stays ‘three steps ahead of the others’

Pharma distributor stays ‘three steps ahead of the others’
Norio Hamada
President and Representative Director of Toho Holdings Co., Ltd

Norio Hamada, President & Representative Director of Toho Holdings, a retail and wholesale... Feb 03, 2016


Ethiopian Culture & Tourism

Ethiopia outlines new tourism strategy

Ethiopia outlines new tourism strategy
Aisha Mohammed Mussa
Minister of Culture and Tourism

Ethiopia’s Minister of Culture and Tourism, Aisha Mohammed Mussa, explains the details... Feb 03, 2016


J Trust Group

Fast decisions key to venture capital gains

Fast decisions key to venture capital gains
Nobuyoshi Fujisawa
President and CEO of the J Trust Group

J Trust Group President and CEO Nobuyoshi Fujisawa explains the importance of the ability... Feb 01, 2016


Lebanese Economy & Trade

Lebanese economy beats the odds and proves resilience

Lebanese economy beats the odds and proves resilience
Dr Alain Hakim
Minister of Economy and Trade

Dr Alain Hakim, Lebanon’s Minister of Economy and Trade, casts aside some of the misconceptions... Feb 01, 2016


Daiwa House

High quality Japanese developer looks to take its eco-friendly community model overseas

High quality Japanese developer looks to take its eco-friendly community model overseas
Naotake Ohno
President and COO of Daiwa House

Focused on “co-creating value for individuals, communities, and people's lifestyles”... Jan 29, 2016


Maharashtra Industry

Why foreign investors choose Maharashtra as their investment destination of choice

Why foreign investors choose Maharashtra as their investment destination of choice
Subhash Desai
Minister of Industries of Maharashtra

From its pro-business environment and bureaucratic streamlining to its highly educated and... Jan 28, 2016


Ethiopian Electric Utility

Dam project and renewable potential to turn Ethiopia into African powerhouse

Dam project and renewable potential to turn Ethiopia into African powerhouse
Gosaye Mengistie Abayneh
CEO of Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU)

Ethiopia sent out a loud and clear message to the world with its Climate-Resilient Green... Jan 27, 2016


AGC Asahi Glass

Diversity in people and industry held as vital to international success

Diversity in people and industry held as vital to international success
Takuya Shimamura
President and Group CEO of AGC Asahi Glass

Takuya Shimamura, President and Group CEO of AGC Asahi Glass (AGC), discusses his company’s... Jan 27, 2016


Ethiopian Railways Corporation

Game-changing railway hallmarks the ‘African Renaissance’

Game-changing railway hallmarks the ‘African Renaissance’
Dr Getachew Betru
CEO of the Ethiopian Railways Corporation

The new 800km Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway line is on track to open fully this year and... Jan 26, 2016


Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd

Yamaha Motor earmarks $1.1bn to accelerate new growth strategies

Yamaha Motor earmarks $1.1bn to accelerate new growth strategies
Hiroyuki Yanagi
President, CEO and Representative Director of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd

Hiroyuki Yanagi, President, CEO and Representative Director of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd, explains... Jan 25, 2016


Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd

Premium value-added medi-foods to expand in overseas markets

Premium value-added medi-foods to expand in overseas markets
Masahiko Matsuo
President and Representative Director of Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd

Japan’s iconic food manufacturing company Meiji celebrates its 100th anniversary this... Jan 25, 2016


United Apparel

‘Fiji is going through its best phase since independence’

‘Fiji is going through its best phase since independence’
Kaushik Kumar
Managing Director of United Apparel

Fiji’s once-thriving textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) industry is showing strong... Jan 24, 2016






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