Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017


Reaching the unbanked

Inclusive banking for inclusive growth


Inclusive banking for inclusive growth
Credit: Rowena Harbridge/AusAID

With a new president at the helm, LANDBANK will support President Rodrigo Duterte’s efforts to ensure inclusive economic growth in the... Jun 23, 2017

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The Philippines’ infrastructure program

‘The golden age of infrastructure’


‘The golden age of infrastructure’
Japan will invest in the Metro Manila Subway System (Credit: Dept of Transportation, The Philippines)

President Rodrigo Duterte is implementing an ambitious $160 billion infrastructure plan, for which he can count on the support of Japanese... Jun 22, 2017

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Tapping the Philippine Market

Japan Inc. sees PH among most promising investment destinations


Japan Inc. sees PH among most promising investment destinations

Japan’s diminishing domestic market, a result of its aging and shrinking population, has compelled Japanese companies to search overseas... Jun 21, 2017

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Gateway to ASEAN

Philippines set to become Japan’s prime partner in ASEAN


Philippines set to become Japan’s prime partner in ASEAN
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet on the sidelines of the 2016 ASEAN Summit in Laos (Credit: Presidential Communications Operations Office, the Philippines)

As Japan looks to strengthen its foothold in the ASEAN region, it sees the Philippines as its key partner in, and ideal gateway to, this growing... Jun 20, 2017

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Investing in Argentina

It takes two to tango


It takes two to tango
Left: Marcelo Mindlin, President, Pampa Energía. Right: Eduardo Elsztain, President, IRSA Group and Banco Hipotecario

The government has outlined $260 billion worth of potential investment projects. After passing market-friendly reforms, the country is counting... Jun 07, 2017

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Back on the growth path: a 5.4% GDP increase expected


Back on the growth path: a 5.4% GDP increase expected
Left: Henry O. Macauley, Minister of Energy. Right: Momodu L. Kargbo, Minister of Finance and Economic Development

Sound macroeconomic policies together with generous support from development partners has helped ensure fiscal and external sustainability... Jun 06, 2017

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A joint vision for regional infrastructure development


A joint vision for regional infrastructure development
National carrier RwandAir continues to expand its fleet

Regional allies show there is power in numbers as they combine forces to carry out vital energy and transport projects

Jun 05, 2017

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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,... Jun 04, 2017

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Abe's Economic Policies

Abenomics: are the three arrows on target?


Abenomics: are the three arrows on target?
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Abenomics

The first two arrows of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Abenomics strategy focused on giving the Japanese economy a short-term jolt. But... Jun 03, 2017

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Tourism in Japan

A land of surprises


A land of surprises
Edo Wonderland, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture

Discovering the hidden attractions in Japan, from ancient shrines to amusement parks

Jun 01, 2017

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Port Expansion in Côte d’Ivoire

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 Development in Indonesia

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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Japanese manufacturing

Innovation behind the scenes

Innovation behind the scenes
Satoshi Sawamura
President of ROHM Co., Ltd.

ROHM is a leader in the semi-conductor and component history. Through years of expertise... Jun 24, 2017


Energy in Ghana

Moving from hydro to a hybrid power generation system

Moving from hydro to a hybrid power generation system
Mr. Fred Oware
CEO of BUI Power Authority (BPA)

In this interview with Upper Reach, Fred Oware, CEO of Bui Power Authority, discusses the... Jun 24, 2017


Ghana energy sector

Securing access to power

Securing access to power
Hon. Boakye Agyarko
Minister of Energy

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Boakye Agyarko, Ghana´s Minister of Energy,... Jun 23, 2017


Visit Ghana

‘See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana’

‘See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana’
Hon. Catherine Abelema Afeku
Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture of Ghana

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Catherine Abelema Afeku, Ghana´s... Jun 23, 2017


Ghana’s evolving ICT landscape

Accelerating growth through a vibrant telecom sector

Accelerating growth through a vibrant telecom sector
Hon. Ursula G. Owusu-Ekuful
Minister for Communications

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Ghana’s Minister of Communications, Ursula... Jun 22, 2017


Boosting agriculture in Ghana

‘Planting for Food and Jobs’

‘Planting for Food and Jobs’
Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto
Minister for Food and Agriculture

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Ghana’s Minister of... Jun 22, 2017


A new era for the Philippines

‘The strength of the Philippines is really in its people’

‘The strength of the Philippines is really in its people’
Mr. Peter Angelo V. Perfecto
Executive Director Makati Business Club

Peter Angelo V. Perfecto is Executive Director of the Makati Business Club, an organization... Jun 22, 2017


A new era for the Philippines

Leaving a lasting legacy

Leaving a lasting legacy
Secretary Carlos Dominguez III
Secretary of Finance Department of Finance

The Philippines’ Secretary of Finance Carlos Dominguez III sits down with The Worldfolio... Jun 21, 2017


Gaming in the Philippines

The ASEAN’s gaming hub

The ASEAN’s gaming hub
Ms. Andrea D. Domingo
Chairman and CEO PAGCOR

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) is the regulator of the Philippines... Jun 20, 2017


Cutting-edge Japanese manufacturing

Japan, driving the future of the Semiconductor industry through Automation

Japan, driving the future of the Semiconductor industry through Automation
Mr. Yoshiyuki Fujishiro
President RORZE Co.

In this interview for The Worldfolio, Mr. Yoshiyuki Fujishiro -President of Rorze- delivers... Jun 13, 2017


Doshisha University Japan

Giving students a broad perspective and multilateral approach to thinking

Giving students a broad perspective and multilateral approach to thinking
Takashi Matsuoka
President of Doshisha University

Established in 1875, Doshisha University is one of Japan's oldest private institutions... Jun 13, 2017


Tourism in Argentina

Changing perceptions

Changing perceptions
Patricio Fuks
Chairman of Fën Hotels

Patricio Fuks, Chairman of Fën Hotels, speaks to The Worldfolio about the evolving... Jun 13, 2017


Japan banking

Revitalizing the regions

Revitalizing the regions
Mr. Takashi Tsuchiya
President of Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank (OKB)

Takashi Tsuchiya, of regional-based Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank (OKB) speaks about Abenomics impact... Jun 09, 2017


Nitta Gelatin Japan

Tailormade solutions and client-first approach

Tailormade solutions and client-first approach
Mr. Koichi Ogata
President of Nitta Gelatin Inc.

Nitta Gelatin Inc., one of the world leaders in gelatin and collagen production, delivers... May 30, 2017


Tourism in Argentina

‘Tourism sector requires strong capital investments’

‘Tourism sector requires strong capital investments’
Claudia Álvarez Argüelles
Vice President of Álvarez Argüelles Hotels

The incoming Mauricio Macri presidency has put high expectations on recovering Argentina’s... May 29, 2017


The printing industry

In the midst of major turning point

In the midst of major turning point
Mr. Kotaro Morita
President of SAKATA INX CORP.

In this interview for the Worldfolio, Mr. Kotaro Morita, President of Japan-based Sakata... May 29, 2017


Investing in the Philippines

Opening up the economy to foreign investment

Opening up the economy to foreign investment
Mr. Benjamin Diokno
Secretary of the Department Budget and Management

Mr. Benjamin Diokno, Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management of the Philippines,... May 29, 2017


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






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