Friday, Jun 23, 2017
GOVERNMENT NEWS

Gateway to 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 market.... Jun 20, 2017

Government | Asia-Pacific | Philippines



New chapter for Ghana

Economy back on track


Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana

Ghana celebrates the 60th anniversary of its independence in 2017, a year seen as the opening of a new era of sustainable socioeconomic growth under... May 11, 2017

Government | Africa | Ghana


Economy T&T

Oil price crisis compels Trinidad and Tobago to step up diversification of economy


Dr. Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

In a bid to wean the economy off a dependency on oil and gas, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley is looking to attract investment in a number of priority... May 11, 2017

Government | North America & Caribbean | Trinidad and Tobago


Bahrain Reforms

Reforms to shift role of public sector from driver of growth to regulator


HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister

Bahrain undergoes reforms that will allow the private sector to become the main driver of economic growth and employment

May 04, 2017

Government | Middle East | Bahrain



Argentina Rising




President Mauricio Macri’s message of integration with the international community has drawn the praise of foreign investors and world leaders. ... Apr 28, 2017

Government | South America | Argentina


Sierra Leone Foreign Relations

Sierra Leone and China continue strengthening their partnership, while Brexit opens new opportunities for historical ties with the UK


President Koroma with China’s president Xi Jinping. China is Sierra Leone’s leading trading partner

In a fast-changing global political environment, Sierra Leone’s strong relationships with both East and West set it in good stead for the future.... Apr 21, 2017

Government | Africa | Sierra Leone


U.S.-Japan Relations

A new phase in U.S.-Japan relations




With a 30% share of FDI in the world’s third largest economy, the U.S. stands for Japan’s top investor. After months of “hard talk”... Apr 20, 2017

Government | Asia-Pacific | Japan



Egypt Construction

Infrastructure and construction expansion pave the way for steel industry boom


Ahmed Abou Hashima, CEO, Egyptian Steel Group

Egyptian Steel Group was one of the first to invest in Egypt after the 2011 revolution, a bet that has clearly paid off as the company now looks to... Apr 17, 2017

Government | Africa | Egypt


Japan in Africa

Japan looks to grow its presence across Africa


An increasing number of Japanese companies are venturing into Africa

Between 2016 and 2018, Japan has pledged to invest $30 billion in Africa’s development, as it bids to join the likes of China and the US in the... Apr 11, 2017

Tourism & Culture | Government | Asia-Pacific | Japan


Malta EU Presidency

Ready to shake up the old continent


Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta (Credit: Partit Laburista Malta)

Malta EU Presidency promises international agenda aimed to refocus the European Project and showcase economic growth

Apr 07, 2017

Government | Europe | Malta



UK-Bahrain Relations

200 More Years of Engagement with the United Kingdom


Queen Elizabeth II at the races in Bahrain in 1979

After celebrating 200 years of official friendship last year, Bahrain and the UK are working towards deeper cooperation, from trade and investment to... Mar 28, 2017

Government | Middle East | Bahrain


Sierra Leone Achievements

A new beginning. A resilient nation


Ernest Bai Koroma, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone

This year Sierra Leone celebrates the 15th anniversary of the end of the civil war as a unified nation and beacon of democracy and social progress in... Mar 17, 2017

Government | Africa | Sierra Leone


‘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


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


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


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


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


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


Teacher-turned-legislator

Congresswoman Alicia Besada
Member of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies

The Argentine Congress is a diverse amalgamation of various political parties and strategic... May 04, 2017


Lombardi oversees reform of public media

Hernán Lombardi
Minister of Public Media & Contents System

With Argentina’s tumultuous political and economic history, the new government came... Apr 27, 2017


Brügge brings forward his agenda

Juan Fernando Brügge
National Deputy from Córdoba

Juan Fernando Brügge ruffles his office papers, “I don’t care about being... Apr 20, 2017


Working towards zero poverty

Carolina Stanley
Minister of Social Development of Argentina

Mauricio Macri came to office with early reforms which sparked the interest for investors... Apr 17, 2017


An authentic Japanese experience that will contribute to regional revitalization

Yoshihiro Murai Governor Miyagi Prefecture
Governor of Miyagi Prefecture

The largest majority of the 24 million tourists that came to Japan in 2016 visited Tokyo,... Apr 12, 2017


Southern Argentine province bets on globalizing its economy

Rosana Bertone
Governor of Tierra del Fuego

Its provincial capital is the southern-most city in the world.  Despite its remoteness... Apr 10, 2017


Taking unprecedented steps to protect human rights

Dr. Abdulaziz Hassan Abul
Chairman of the National Institution for Human Rights

The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) is focused on the promotion, development... Mar 10, 2017


"Capital of Tourism in the GCC"

H.E. Shaikh Khalid bin Humood Al Khalifa
CEO of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA)

Gulf’s main crossroads for over 4.000 years, Bahrain was recently appointed as the... Feb 13, 2017


Bahrain leads the Arab ICT Index

Mohammed Ali Al Qaed
Chief Executive of Information & eGovernment Authority

The Kingdom of Bahrain ranked 11th globally in the Telecommunications Infrastructure Index... Feb 13, 2017


Public-private projects bring out the best in EG’s resources

Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima
Minister for Mines and Hydrocarbons

Equatorial Guinea’s Minister for Mines and Hydrocarbons Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima... Jan 30, 2017


Implementing reforms to promote a pro-business environment

Mr. Zayed R. Alzayani
Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism

The GCC countries have been implementing several policies to support economic diversification,... Jan 18, 2017


SMEs & FDI line two-way street of potential

Juan Proaccini
Executive President of the Argentina Investment & Trade Promotion Agency

Formed by the Production and Foreign Ministries, the fledgling Argentina Investment &... Jan 16, 2017


Ahead of Vision 2030, Bahrain is standing at the forefront of the Health sector in the Gulf

Dr Mariam AL-JALAHMA
Chief Executive Officer of National Health Regulatory Authority

With the establishment of the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA), the Bahraini... Jan 16, 2017


Governor plants entrepreneurial seeds of growth

Jean Claude Kazembe Musonda
Governor of Haut Katanga Province

Haut Katanga province is intrinsically linked to DRC’s mining industry, but the lack... Jan 16, 2017


Confidence & collaborations to open up a world of opportunities

Federico Pinedo
Provisional President of the Senate

The incoming Macri administration overtaking Argentina’s executive power has been... Dec 20, 2016


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