Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

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

Reinvigorating Infrastructure

$33.2 billion for transport infrastructure through 2019

Minister of Transport Guillermo Dietrich and President of Argentine Freight Trains Ezequiel Lemos oversee the arrival of new locomotives for the reactivated Belgrano Freight Line

The new National Transport Plan aims to close Argentina’s infrastructure gap to make the economy regionally and globally competitive.

Aug 09, 2017

Transport | Middle East | Saudi Arabia

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

Bahrain Heath

Modernisation of the healthcare sector to further attract private investment

Dr Mariam Adhbi Al-Jalahma, CEO, National Health Regulatory Authority

Bahrain sees healthcare as paramount in the evolution to a service-oriented economy, and has strived to become one of the best healthcare providers... Aug 01, 2017

Health | Middle East | Bahrain

Eastern Province

Key mega projects to transform the Eastern Province

King Salman (center, left) is received by Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thinayan, Chairman of Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu; Prince Saud bin Naif, Governor of the Eastern Province; Eng. Khalid Al-Faleh, Minister of Energy (Photo: Bandar Algaloud)

At the center of Saudi’s transformation is the Kingdom’s Eastern Province, governed by Prince Saud bin Naif, who has been a prominent enabler... Jul 20, 2017

Infrastructure | Middle East | Saudi Arabia

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

Human Rights Bahrain

Amendments to institutions, unprecedented step to protect human rights

Dr Abdulaziz Hassan Abul, Chairman, National Institution for Human Rights

Recent revisions to the law on the National Institution for Human Rights have positioned it as a role model across the GCC and the Arab world, by granting... Jul 07, 2017

Government | Middle East | Bahrain

Saudi Arabia

Revamp of a Nation

From left to right: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud; Prince Saud bin Naif, Governor of The Eastern Province; Former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif; Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Photo Credit: Bandar Algaloud)

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil producer, is building a modern and diversified economy in line with its Vision 2030.

Jul 04, 2017

Government | Middle East | Saudi Arabia

Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah

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, has established... Jun 04, 2017

Energy | Middle East | Qatar

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

Tamkeen: the cornerstone of Bahrain’s labour market reform initiative

Dr. Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi
Chief Executive of Tamkeen

Established in August 2006, Tamkeen is one of the cornerstones of Bahrain’s national... Apr 19, 2017

Bahrain Airport Company undergoing a $1.1bn expansion project

Mohamed Yousif Al-Binfalah
Chief Executive Officer Bahrain Airport Company

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. Mohamed Yousif Al-Binfalah, CEO of Bahrain Airport... Apr 19, 2017

Enabling the wave of technological developments

Mr Ulaiyan Al Wetaid
Chief Executive Officer of Viva Bahrain

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Eng. Ulaiyan Al Wetaid speaks about how VIVA Bahrain,... Mar 13, 2017

Bahrain enhancing logistics and housing ahead of VISION 2030.

Dr. Hasan Al Bastaki
Managing Director of Manara Developments

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Dr. Hasan Al Bastaki speaks about how MANARA Developments... Mar 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

Real developments based on real demands

Aaref Hejres
Chairman of BaPDA

The Bahrain Property Development Association (BaPDA) is a non-profit organization established... Feb 16, 2017

Bahrain: where modern meets ancient

H.E Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa
President of Bahrain Authority For Culture and Antiquities

“Distinct from regular tourism, Bahrain’s cultural tourism specifically celebrates... Feb 16, 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

"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

‘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

Gulf Air undergoes major expansion plan

Maher Salman Al Musallam

Bahrain is located in the heart of the GCC, a country with a rich aviation history and a... Feb 10, 2017

Flexibility key to luxury retail growth

Abdul Mohsen Behbehani & Shahzad Gidwani
Director and General Manager, Trading Division, of Morad Yousuf Behbehani Group

The Worldfolio sits down with the leadership of the Behbehani Group, one of Kuwait’s... Jan 24, 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

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

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

Chief Executive Officer of National Health Regulatory Authority

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

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

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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