Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017
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The New Qatar

Banks and QBIC look to unlock the potential of SMEs and entrepreneurs


At QBIC’s demo day, startups have an opportunity to present their product, market research and financial projections to an auditorium full of judges and fellow entrepreneurs

Encouraging entrepreneurs and building a thriving SME sector is integral to the National Vision 2030 plan to develop a sustainable and diversified economy... Aug 16, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Qatar



Bahrain Diversities

Diversification efforts propel non-oil sector, which now accounts for more than 80% of GDP


Left: Zayed R. Alzayani, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism. Center: Mahmood Hashim Alkooheji, CEO, Mumtakalat. Right: Dr Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi, Chief Executive, Tamkeen

Bahrain’s commitment to diversifying its economy has been fundamental in making the country resilient against the challenges caused by the drop... Aug 11, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Bahrain


Finance Qatar

Financial institutions support Vision 2030 plan through education, environment and sustainability initiatives


Dr. Ragharan Seetharaman, CEO, Doha Bank

Despite facing challenging times due to low oil prices and economic uncertainty, Qatar’s top financial institutions have not let their vital corporate... Aug 07, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Qatar


The New Japan

The Rebirth of Japan Inc.




Thanks to a strong showing from exporters, Japan has racked up five quarters of uninterrupted economic expansion; its best run since 2006. Its highly-specialized... Jul 31, 2017

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Japan



Taking The Lead

A prototype of policies to curb social challenges common in Western societies


By the middle of the 21st century the number of Japanese over the age of 80 will outnumber those aged 16 or under

From the economic miracle to more than 20 years characterized by a stagnant economy and aging population, Japan is undergoing a deep socio-economic... Jul 27, 2017

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Japan


Islamic Banking Qatar

Unprecedented growth of Islamic banking as it looks to enter world stage




Business leaders in Qatar and around the world say Islamic banking and finance is set for continued growth that may last until the end of the decade

Jul 14, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Qatar


Argentina Banking Landscape

Banks poised to play greater role in new economic era


Patricio Supervielle, President, Grupo Supervielle

Moody’s Investors Service has kept Argentina’s banking system outlook at stable, citing the country’s strengthening economy and the... Jul 06, 2017

Finance | South America | Argentina



Banking in Ghana

Brighter times ahead for Ghana’s banks




The rapid deceleration of economic growth in Ghana in 2015 and 2016, mainly the result of the plunge in prices of gold, cocoa and oil, had a major impact... Jun 28, 2017

Finance | Africa | Ghana


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



Sierra Leone Economic Recovery

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


Passionate about Africa

Mr. Alhassan Andani
Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank Ghana

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. Alhassan Andani, Managing Director of Stanbic... Aug 07, 2017


Committed to Ghana’s growth

Mr. Henry Oroh
Managing Director of Zenith Bank Ghana

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. Henry Oroh, Managing Director of Zenith Bank... Aug 04, 2017


Heavily investing in digitalisation

Mr. John Awuah
CEO of Universal Merchant Bank

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. John Awuah, CEO of Universal Merchant Bank, discusses... Aug 02, 2017


Building a bank that can compete with the best in the world

Mr Anselm Ray Sowah
Managing Director of GCB Bank

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. Anselm Ray Sowah, Managing Director of GCB Bank,... Aug 01, 2017


The foremost bank supporting SMEs

Mrs. Abiola Bawuah
Managing Director and CEO of UBA Bank Ghana

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Abiola Bawuah, Managing Director and CEO of UBA Bank... Aug 01, 2017


The 4th industrial revolution to transform the financial industry

Mr. Nobuo Kita
President of SIOS Technology

Founded in 1997, SIOS technology has acquired an expertise in the sale of software, system... Jul 13, 2017


Making a level-playing field

Mr. Alex Buenaventura
President and CEO of Landbank of the Philippines

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Alex Buenaventura, President and CEO of Landbank... Jul 03, 2017


‘More room for growth’ in Philippine banking industry

Cecilia C. Borromeo
President and CEO of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DPB)

Cecilia C. Borromeo, President and CEO of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DPB),... Jun 30, 2017


‘Moving from up-front tax to back-room tax’

Mr. Emmanuel Kofi Nti
Commissioner General of Ghana Revenue Authority

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Emmanuel Kofi Nti, Commissioner General of the Ghana... Jun 28, 2017


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


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