Thursday, May 5, 2016


Egyptian Steel

$1 billion bet on ‘New Egypt’


$1 billion bet on ‘New Egypt’
Ahmed Abou Hashima, Chairman of Egyptian Steel

Led by the new-generation businessman and philantropist Ahmed Abou Hashima, Egyptian Steel has been a driving force behind the nation’s... May 04, 2016

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Energy Reform

Historic energy reform to fuel growth and investment


Historic energy reform to fuel growth and investment
Platforms in the Ku-Maloob-Zaap oil field, in the Sonda de Campeche zone, is Mexico’s most active, making up 40% of total production (Source: Pemex)

In an international conjuncture where prices of raw materials are near record lows, Mexico faces the future with more optimism and better... May 03, 2016

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Turkey’s Economy

Turkey’s Economy Survives and Thrives, Even in the Face of a Perfect Storm


Turkey’s Economy Survives and Thrives, Even in the Face of a Perfect Storm
Aerial view of Ankara at night.

Despite strife in neighbouring countries, domestic political turmoil, and an uncertain global recovery, Turkey’s economy remains resolute.

May 02, 2016

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Tourism and Culture in Qatar

Qatar transforms into true international capital of culture


Qatar transforms into true international capital of culture
Qatar Islamic Cultural Centre, Doha

While a huge influx of immigration has brought much cultural diversity to the country, Qatar has also made concerted efforts to preserve its... May 01, 2016

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Muslim culture

Muslim media and entertainment go international


Muslim media and entertainment go international
Sami Yusuf Photo by zakazmi

From the Persian Gulf to Los Angeles, Islamic music, news and comic books are taking their place on the international stage

Apr 30, 2016

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Citystars Properties

Creating Living Landmarks


Creating Living Landmarks
Citystars Heliopolis (right), Citystars Red Sea Riviera (left)

Citystars Properties (Golden Pyramids Plaza S.A.E.) is Egypt’s pioneer in developing large-scale integrated mixed-use landmark developments.... Apr 29, 2016

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Banking and Capital Markets

Key players in the economic recovery


Key players in the economic recovery
One positive result of the crisis was the emergence of the G20 as the world’s preeminent forum for economic and financial cooperation.

One result of the global crisis that began in 2008 has been the emergence of the G20 as the leading forum for economic and financial cooperation.... Apr 29, 2016

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Dangote Group

A trend-setter for Africa’s leadership


A trend-setter for Africa’s leadership
Mr. Dangote’s ventures usually come hand-in-hand with investments in basic infrastructure such as roads and electricity supply, which benefit the local community

After three and a half decades in operation, the Dangote Group has grown from a small trading business in Nigeria to become sub-Saharan Africa’s... Apr 28, 2016

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Qatar: Land of Sport

Land of Sport: Qatar positions itself as world-class sports destination


Land of Sport: Qatar positions itself as world-class sports destination
Rafael Nadal at the Qatar Open, Doha. Photo by Marco Zanferrari (CC BY-SA 2.0)

With a long and proud sporting heritage, Qatar is today further positioning itself as one of the world’s premiere sports destinations.... Apr 28, 2016

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Oil & Gas

Global powers are realigning on the back of oil – and India is driving that realignment


Global powers are realigning on the back of oil – and India is driving that realignment
Having favorable foreign policy initiatives with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Russia, India is planning a Herculean push to capitalize on low oil prices

Ahead of 2040, as India’s population continues growing and its economy expands to more than five-times its current size, the nation... Apr 27, 2016

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Ministry of Justice

Italy’s judicial reform streamlines dispute resolution and raises investor confidence


Italy’s judicial reform streamlines dispute resolution and raises investor confidence
Andrea Orlando, Minister of Justice

Reduced numbers of trials clogging up courtrooms, the introduction of computerization into civil trial procedures, and the creation of specialized... Apr 27, 2016

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Azazy Group’s Future University Egypt

Global outlooks bring reform to education


Global outlooks bring reform to education
Khaled Azazy, Chairman of Azazy Group

Based on research, innovation and internationally accredited programmes, Azazy Group’s Future University Egypt is rapidly becoming a... Apr 26, 2016

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British schools a key pillar of Egyptian education system

Azazy Group, a pioneer in education since 1958, has reached a whole new level with its partnership...


English Biscuits Manufacturers

EBM champions nutrition with social vision

EBM champions nutrition with social vision
Dr Zeelaf Munir
Managing Director of English Biscuits Manufacturers

Dr Zeelaf Munir is a recognized businesswoman in Pakistan and the Managing Director of English... May 03, 2016


H.I.S. Group

Robotics pioneer new era in tourism

Robotics pioneer new era in tourism
Hideo Sawada
Chairman of H.I.S. Group

Worldwide travel group H.I.S. opened Japan’s first robot-staffed hotel, the Henn-na... May 03, 2016


International Christian University

International links broaden education at ICU

International links broaden education at ICU
Dr Hibiya Junko
President of the International Christian University

Founded on a basis of international collaboration, Japan’s International Christian... Apr 30, 2016


Asunaro Aoki Construction Co., Ltd.

Robotics & ICT to shake up construction

Robotics & ICT to shake up construction
Yasunobu Ueno
President of the Asunaro Aoki Construction Co., Ltd.

Construction, civil engineering and real estate contractor with a hi-tech edge, Asunaro... Apr 29, 2016


National Bank of Pakistan

Growth set to be among world’s highest

Growth set to be among world’s highest
Syed Ahmed Iqbal Ashraf
President of the National Bank of Pakistan

President of the National Bank of Pakistan, the financial arm of the country, Syed Ahmed... Apr 29, 2016


Nihon Kolmar Co., Ltd.

Cosmetics manufacturer eyes global top spot

Cosmetics manufacturer eyes global top spot
Tomoji Kanzaki
Chairman of Nihon Kolmar

A one-stop total service provider for the cosmetics industry, Nihon Kolmar creates everything... Apr 28, 2016


Fujifilm Holdings Corporation

Fujifilm sharpens its focus on pharmaceuticals

Fujifilm sharpens its focus on pharmaceuticals
Shigetaka Komori
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation

Fujifilm is bringing its expertise, innovation and quality focus into the regenerative medicine,... Apr 28, 2016


Digital Revolution

IoT, innovation & information crucial to future quality of life

IoT, innovation & information crucial to future quality of life
Adrio de Carolis
Entrepreneur & CEO of SWG

Adrio de Carolis is well known as Italy’s guru of the digital economy, confirmed back... Apr 27, 2016


Automotive Products

Further overseas expansion for Exedy Group

Further overseas expansion for Exedy Group
Hidehito Hisakawa
President & CEO of the Exedy Group

Through its 42 affiliates in 24 countries, the Exedy Group is a leading force in the automotive... Apr 27, 2016


USEN Corporation

Background music leader launches first pod hotel

Background music leader launches first pod hotel
Kimimasa Tamura
President of the USEN Corporation

One of the leading Japanese providers of broadcasting media content, the USEN Corporation... Apr 26, 2016


Dasman Diabetes Institute

International acclaim for advanced R&D

International acclaim for advanced R&D
Dr Qais S. Al Duwairi
Director-General of the Dasman Diabetes Institute

Recognized as a Center of Excellence and Reference for diabetes mellitus in the GCC region,... Apr 26, 2016


Hokkaido University

Inspiring generations to ‘be ambitious’

Inspiring generations to ‘be ambitious’
Dr Keizo Yamaguchi
President of Hokkaido University

One of the most prestigious and respected universities in the country and a core pillar... Apr 26, 2016


Al Shoura Trading and Services Company

“Starting any business in Qatar is a great opportunity”

“Starting any business in Qatar is a great opportunity”
Ghazi Al Mannai
founder and CEO of Cellini Tailors the flagship brand of Al Shoura Trading and Services Company

Upper Reach talks to Ghazi Al Mannai, founder of Al Shoura Trading and Services Company... Apr 25, 2016


Chikaranomoto Co. Ltd. (IPPUDO)

IPPUDO sets world standard in ramen

IPPUDO sets world standard in ramen
Shigemi Kawahara
Founder of Chikaranomoto Co. Ltd. (IPPUDO)

Founded in 1986, Chikaranomoto Company has grown rapidly and built up a hard-earned reputation... Apr 25, 2016


JTB Corp.

Inbound tourism leader eyes global growth

Inbound tourism leader eyes global growth
Hiroyuki Takahashi
President & CEO of JTB Corp.

One of the world’s largest travel companies, JTB Corp. was ahead of the competition... Apr 23, 2016


Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation

MRJ to set new benchmark for regional jets

MRJ to set new benchmark for regional jets
Hiromichi Morimoto
President of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (MITAC)

The highly anticipated Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) is flying the flag for the nascent... Apr 22, 2016


Imperial Hotel

Historic landmark hotel preserves legacy of quality and broad appeal

Historic landmark hotel preserves legacy of quality and broad appeal
Hideya Sadayasu
President of Imperial Hotel, Ltd., and General Manager of the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo

Tokyo’s iconic Imperial Hotel originally opened its doors in 1890 at the behest of... Apr 22, 2016


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd

MHI to tap niche market opportunities

MHI to tap niche market opportunities
Shunichi Miyanaga
President and CEO of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd is one of the largest employers in Japan with over 80,000... Apr 22, 2016


Security, Society & Business

Pakistan tackles its challenges head on

Pakistan tackles its challenges head on
Irshad Ullah-Khan
Chairman & Managing Director at MEFT Pakistan Ltd

Irshad Ullah-Khan is one of the leading figures in Pakistan’s social and economic... Apr 21, 2016


Nissin Foods Holdings Co., Ltd.

Noodle pioneer ups R&D as “innovation will never cease”

Noodle pioneer ups R&D as “innovation will never cease”
Koki Ando
President and Representative Director, CEO, Nissin Foods Holdings Co., Ltd.

Founded almost 60 years ago the Nissin Foods Group began with the invention of the world’s... Apr 21, 2016


Dur Hospitality

Spiritual hospitality enhanced by a uniquely Saudi touch

Spiritual hospitality enhanced by a uniquely Saudi touch
Dr Badr al Badr
CEO of Dur Hospitality

Dur Hospitality is ahead of its schedule to invest $400 million in 20 new hotels in Saudi... Apr 20, 2016


Kosé Corporation

R&D and new products add an edge to Japanese cosmetics leader’s global push

R&D and new products add an edge to Japanese cosmetics leader’s global push
Kazutoshi Kobayashi
President and CEO of Kosé Corporation

Kosé Corporation is one of Japan’s flagship cosmetics names. For the past 70... Apr 20, 2016


Eden Island

Eden Island offers a slice of paradise to international buyers

Eden Island offers a slice of paradise to international buyers
Peter Smith
Director of Sales and Marketing, Eden Island Development Company

Built on a dead coral reef near to the capital Victoria, Eden Island has proved to be a... Apr 19, 2016


Congolese Maritime Channels

CVM clears the way for maritime trade

CVM clears the way for maritime trade
Yengo ki Ngimbi
Acting Managing Director of the Congolaise des Voies Maritimes (CVM)

Charged with the difficult task of keeping the Congo River and the river ports of Boma and... Apr 19, 2016






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