Friday, Jun 23, 2017

Reaching the unbanked

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 Philippines,... Jun 23, 2017

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Philippines

Investing in Argentina

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 on local... Jun 07, 2017

Finance | South America | Argentina

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 following... Jun 06, 2017

Finance | Africa | Sierra Leone

Abe's Economic Policies

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 many business... Jun 03, 2017

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Japan

New investment law to give foreign investors more access to local market

Since its establishment in 2005, the Qatar Financial Center (QFC), located in the financial heart of Doha, has been a gateway to onshore business and has facilitated foreign investment through its unique business and financial platform

QFC, an onshore financial and business center, offers its firms 100% foreign ownership, unlimited repatriation of profits, no restrictions on trade... Jun 02, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Qatar

Bahrain Vision 2030

Vision 2030: At the forefront of Bahrain’s transformation

HRH Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy Prime Minister

Kingdom aspires to shift from an economy built on oil wealth to a productive, globally competitive economy, all under the umbrella of an ambitious Vision... May 24, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Bahrain

Argentina Reform

Reforms inject foreign capital into the economy, though challenges remain

President Macri (left) swears in his Ministers of Finance and the Treasury, Luis Caputo and Nicolás Dujovne, respectively

Argentina’s return to the global lending market has injected a shot in the arm into the economy. The next hurdles include reducing both the budget... May 23, 2017

Finance | South America | Argentina

Banking in Rwanda

Well-managed financial sector drives country forward

National Bank of Rwanda

Behind Rwanda’s socioeconomic progress is a stable and sound financial sector, which has enjoyed average annual asset and profitability growth... May 10, 2017

Finance | Africa | Rwanda

U.S.-Qatar Relations

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 new milestone... Apr 26, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Qatar

Qatar Goes Global

Banking champion sets sights on global expansion

Adel Mustafawi, Group CEO, Masraf Al Rayan

The largest bank in the Middle East and Africa, Qatar National Bank (QNB) has a plan: keep expanding internationally and elevate its status to that... Mar 23, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Qatar

AFSIC 2017

AFSIC 2017, The Gate to Africa's Financial Sector

Rupert McCammon, Founder and Managing Director of the Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC)

Bringing together investors Rupert McCammon, Founder and Managing Director of the Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC), highlights... Jan 30, 2017

Finance | Africa

Qatar's Economic Edge

Most competitive economy in the region

The government continues to improve the business climate, facilitating the private sector in order to build a diversified and sustainable economy

Jan 17, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Qatar

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

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

Regional Banks in Japan are set for consolidation

Junji Ishii
President of North Pacific Bank

Mr. Ishii, President of North Pacific Bank shares his perspectives on how the regions are... May 19, 2017

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

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

Nurturing a culture of insurance in Cote D’Ivoire

Bernard Asso Abouo
Managing Director of La Loyale Group

Bernard Asso Abouo, Managing Director of La Loyale Group in Côte d’Ivoire, discusses... Feb 23, 2017

Islamic Finance as a key pillar on economic growth

Mr. Abdulhakeem Yaqoob Alkhayyat
Managing Director & CEO of Kuwait Finance House (KFH)

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Abdulhakeem Y. Alkhayyat explains how KFH-Bahrain... Feb 13, 2017

‘Bank on our integrity’

John D. Okrafo-Smart
Managing Director of Rokel Commercial Bank

John D. Okrafo-Smart, Managing Director of Rokel Commercial Bank, speaks to The Worldfolio... Feb 13, 2017

‘We are upgrading and raising the bar every year’

Raeed Al-Tamimi
Chief Executive Officer Company for Cooperative Insurance (Tawuniya)

Voted the best insurance company 2016 by Arabian Business Magazine, the Company for Cooperative... Feb 10, 2017

CCEI BANK: Reinventing the financial system of Equatorial Guinea

Alberto Doria Lajay
General Manager of CCEI Bank

CCEI Bank is a strong financial institution that keeps betting on Equatorial Guinea in order... Jan 31, 2017

Nihon M&A leverages on SMEs’ know-how, R&D, and technology to unleash their potential and support their global expansion

Mr. Suguru Miyake
President of Nihon M&A

In an interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. Suguru Miyake, President of Nihon M&A, explains... Jan 30, 2017

Bahrain’s key role as GCC finance centre

Abdulaziz A. Al-Helaissi
Chief Executive Officer of Gulf International Bank

Financial corporations have been at the forefront of diversification in Bahrain and have... Jan 17, 2017

Bahraini banks leading the way in financing country´s diversification

Dr. Khalid Abdulla
Managing Director of Eskan Bank

The government devised a strategy, Vision 2030, whereby it invited the private sector to... Jan 17, 2017

Non-oil investments are flourishing across the Gulf

Mahmood Hashim Alkooheji
Chief Executive Officer of Mumtalakat

The non-oil sector accounts for more than 3/4 of Bahrain´s GDP, being the highest... Jan 16, 2017

Suruga Bank records highest revenue despite negative interest rates

Mitsuyoshi Okano
Chairman and CEO of Suruga Bank

In an interview with United World, Mr. Mitsuyoshi Okano, Chairman and CEO of Suruga... Jan 11, 2017

Where’s best to invest in Sierra Leone?

Momodu L. Kargbo
Minister of Finance & Economic Development

Eager to attract foreign investors and ensure their projects are a success, Sierra Leone... Dec 19, 2016

CSR underpins a pillar of Qatari development

Dr Raghavan Seetharaman
CEO of Doha Bank

Qatar needs to speak up and share its achievements with the rest of the world, states Dr... Dec 19, 2016

'It’s simply easier and more cost effective to do business here'

Dr Waheed Al Qassim
CEO of the Bahrain Association of Banks

At a time when most of the world’s financial services sectors have been shrinking,... Dec 15, 2016

Leasing experts maximize local know-how

Yasunori Tsujita
President & CEO of Fuyo General Lease Co., Ltd.

Particularly specializing in aircraft, ICT and real estate leasing, President & CEO... Dec 15, 2016

Insurance gets a boost in Sierra Leone

Ronald K. Hingston
Acting Managing Director of the National Insurance Company Ltd. (NIC)

New laws being introduced in Sierra Leone and awareness-raising efforts by companies are... Dec 14, 2016

Diverse, ethical banking draws global interest

Yousif Abdulla Taqi
Director & Group CEO of Al Salam Bank-Bahrain

Widely recognized as a global leader in Islamic finance, the assets in Bahrain’s Islamic... Dec 12, 2016


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The First American Demagogue


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