Friday, Sep 21, 2018

Banking on Kuwait

Kuwait investing heavily in backlog of much-needed infrastructure projects

Shaikha Al-Bahar, Deputy Group CEO of NBK

As the nation’s largest and first established bank, NBK is one of the leading financiers of Kuwait’s mega projects, and will play a pivotal... Oct 20, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Kuwait

Informative & Scope

Fintech 101

Financial technology, fondly known as fintech, is certainly a divine disruptive change to the traditional finance industry and a welcomed technology... Oct 19, 2017


Bahrain Banking

Regional leader backed by 40 years of banking tradition, with a sterling reputation for its regulatory environment

Left: Dr Waheed Al Qassim, CEO, Bahrain Association of Banks. Right: Khalid Hamad, Executive Director of Banking Supervision, Central Bank of Bahrain

As the leading financial services centre in the Gulf, Bahrain has proved to be resilient in the face of liquidity challenges posed by low oil prices... Sep 25, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Bahrain

Japan Monetary Policy

BOJ’s negative interest rate to promote banking consolidation and diversification

It remains to be seen if the Bank of Japan’s move will pay off, but results elsewhere have been encouraging

The Bank of Japan’s unprecedented cut of interest rate down to negative territory aims at ending Japan’s chronic deflationary pressure.... Aug 23, 2017

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Japan

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

‘This country is future-focused’

Devadas Krishnadas
Chief Executive Officer of Future-Moves Group

Founded in 2012 by former civil servants, FMG is a fast-growing management consultancy whose... Sep 17, 2018

‘We go where our clients really want to go’

Henry Tan
Managing Director of Nexia TS Group

Established in 1993 by two experienced chartered accountants, Henry Tan and Sitoh Yih Pin,... Jul 26, 2018

‘Our development efforts have made a difference in people’s lives’

Mr. Abulwahab Al Bader
Director General of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development

Last April 25th, 2018 Mr. Abulwahab Al Bader Director (General of the Kuwait... Jul 02, 2018

Markaz: Kuwait Financial Center

Mr. Manaf Alhajeri

The Worldfolio speaks with Manaf Alhajeri about how Markaz is contributing to Kuwait’s... Jun 19, 2018

‘The country is moving in the right direction with a clear plan’

Mr. Anirvan Ghosh
Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank

Standard Chartered Bank has been present in Brunei for almost 60 years. CEO Mr. Anirvan... Dec 19, 2017

Takaful Brunei ready to expand its presence in ASEAN region

Yang Mulia Shahrildin Jaya
Acting Managing Director of Takaful Brunei

As Bruneians become more prosperous, the demand for insurance products has grown rapidly.... Dec 11, 2017

Brunei’s Takaful insurance pioneer

Osman Jair
Managing Director of Insurans Islam TAIB in Brunei

Osman Jair, Managing Director of Insurans Islam TAIB in Brunei, discusses the potential... Nov 15, 2017

J Trust finds a banking market niche in ASEAN

Nobuyoshi Fujisawa
President & CEO of J Trust

Nobuyoshi Fujisawa, President & CEO of J Trust, says that while other big banks focus... Nov 10, 2017

Brunei’s blueprint for the future of banking

Mr. Yusof bin Hj Abd Rahman
Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Brunei Darussalam

Mr. Yusof bin Hj Abd Rahman, Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Brunei Darussalam’s... Oct 26, 2017

Boursa Kuwait: maintaining a competitive edge

Mr. Khaled AlKhaled
Vice Chairman and CEO of Boursa Kuwait

Khaled AlKhaled, Vice Chairman and CEO of Boursa Kuwait, discusses the transformation of... Oct 24, 2017

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


Kuwait Finance House

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Ultimate Developers Limited

Vision/Mission UDL’s mission is to deliver...

Qatar Petroleum (QP)

Our mission is to ensure the State gets maximum benefit...

Turkish Airlines

History 1933-1945: Establishment 1933: The...



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