Sunday, Apr 30, 2017

The Good Life

Italy the ‘Wellness Nation’: a global reference point for a healthy and sustainable lifestyle

Italy is one of a handful of places on the planet where living the good life is not just a pleasant reverie or wistful state of mind. All you have to... Oct 28, 2016

Others | Europe | Italy

Toys & Entertainment

Land of entertainment reinvents itself with innovation and global phenomena

Michihiro Maeda, President, Epoch Co., Ltd.

In the face of having an aging population, Japan’s toy industry has managed to not only transition into a new era of entertainment, but also increase... Oct 20, 2016

Others | Asia-Pacific | Japan


Kigali summit ‘a resounding success’

Rwandan President Paul Kagame welcomes TGAIS delegates to the Kigali Convention Centre

Drawing international attention to Africa’s development potential, The Global African Investment Summit – COMESA & Government of Rwanda... Sep 29, 2016

Others | Africa | Rwanda

A Bedrock of Stability

Qatari leaders and U.S. partners working to secure the Middle East

President Barack Obama with Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani of Qatar

A strong U.S. partner in the fight against ISIS, Qatar is “a bedrock of stability in a sea of turmoil”, according to Emir Sheikh Tamim bin... Sep 20, 2016

Others | Middle East | Qatar

Beyond Sushi

Food makers look to supply rising global demand for healthier, high-quality products

Rising demand for healthier foods in the U.S. and Europe and the growth in popularity of Japanese food across the globe translates to big opportunities... Sep 17, 2016

Others | Asia-Pacific | Japan

12th WIEF

Forum bridges economic divide

Indonesia’s capital Jakarta hosted the 12th WIEF from August 2-4, 2016 (Photo: Indonesian Ministry of Tourism)

Ten agreements signed at the 12th WIEF on collaborations on Islamic finance and capital markets, halal and franchise industry to spur economic activities,... Sep 12, 2016

Others | Asia-Pacific | Indonesia

Japanese Craftsmanship

Ancient Monozukuri philosophy still guides corporate Japan in the 21st century

With a focus on a long-term vision rather than short-term results, Japanese companies push for sustainable growth, while adhering to age-old principles... Sep 01, 2016

Others | Asia-Pacific | Japan


Momentum builds for first TGAIS in Africa

The new Kigali Convention Centre is ready to host the TGAIS-COMESA Rwanda in September (Photo: GCIS/flickr/GovernmentZA ©CC BY-ND 4.0)

Shaping up to be the ‘exceptional networking environment’ the organizers have created previously in London, interest is heating up for the... Aug 04, 2016

Others | Africa | Rwanda


Africa continues to attract global attention as China strikes investment deals

China’s President Xi Jinping delivers an address at the closing ceremony of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Johannesburg. (Photo: GCIS, ©CC BY-ND 2.0, cropped image of original via flickr)

China and Africa’s strengthening union is not only a milestone in Africa’s development, but also an indication of global interest in the... Jul 20, 2016

Others | Africa | Rwanda

Nicca Chemical Co.

R&D: Japan’s intangible asset

An increasing number of multinationals are choosing to set up research centers in Japan, while Japanese companies themselves are also investing heavily... Jul 19, 2016

Others | Asia-Pacific | Japan leads Japan Inc.’s innovation drive

If there is any business that typifies the new forward-thinking, outward-looking mindset of Japan Inc., it is

Jul 14, 2016

Others | Asia-Pacific | Japan

Japan's Shifting Society

Japanese companies offer innovative solutions to tomorrow’s problems

Hiroshi Sakata, President of the Sakata Seed Corporation (left); Akihiko Terada, Chairman, President and CEO of Nichii Gakkan (right)

While the government is busy trying to deal with the current economic problems, the private sector is already a step ahead, planning after 2030 and... Jul 12, 2016

Others | Asia-Pacific | Japan

Recycling: an art Japanese society is very good at

Mr. Hideki Hashira
President of Daiseki

By recycling 90% of the waste managed, Daiseki has built a business model that is not just... Mar 15, 2017

Shueisha brings Japanese media content to the US, Europe, Asia & South Africa

Marue Horiuchi
President of Shueisha

Manga and anime content provider Shueisha is one of Japan’s leading publishing houses.... Nov 02, 2016

CU: more than just a convenience store

Seok-Joh Hong
Chairman of BGF Retail

BGF Retail operates the largest network of convenience stores in South Korea through its... Oct 18, 2016

Value-added foods feed into social wellbeing

Yasushi Yoshida
President of Bourbon Corporation

Involved mainly in the manufacture and sale of food items, particularly its popular confectionary... Oct 17, 2016

Multichannel operator tuned into next generation of services

Shinji Takada
Representative Director, President & CEO of SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation

A leader in multichannel pay-TV broadcasting and satellite communications, SKY Perfect JSAT... Oct 07, 2016

Japanese game developer’s passion is seen in the details

Kazuki Morishita
Founder, President & CEO of GungHo Online Entertainment Inc.

GungHo Online has become one of Japan’s largest mobile game companies. With some of... Sep 28, 2016

Innovation expands Choya’s appeal

Shigehiro Kondo
CEO of Choya Umeshu Co., Ltd.

Choya has become synonymous with umeshu, the traditional Japanese liqueur made from the... Sep 08, 2016

Optimal processing feeds into growth

Kunio Otani
Representative Director and President of Nichirei

Head of frozen food group Nichirei Kunio Otani looks at the potential impact of Abenomics,... Sep 01, 2016

Market-savvy dining model proves a hit

Makoto Tani
President & CEO of Skylark Co., Ltd.

Founded in 1962, the Skylark Group has established itself as one of Japan’s leading... Aug 17, 2016

Beverage leader shows a $200m vote of confidence in Rwanda

Jonathan Hall
Managing Director of Bralirwa Ltd

Part of the Heineken Group and a partner of Coca-Cola, Bralirwa (aka Brasseries et Limonaderies... Aug 15, 2016

United vision creates unique business complex

Olivier Mazimpaka
Director of CHIC

Kigali’s new $30-million complex in the central business district is in its first... Aug 12, 2016

The ‘real’ business platform for Africa

Paul Sinclair
Director of Africa for dmg :: events (UK) Ltd.

The perfect environment to meet the global business elite interested in Africa as a business... Aug 05, 2016

Italian innovation creates long-term vision

Lapo Elkann
Founder of Italia Independent

Creativity and innovation, hallmarks of the Italian spirit for design and craftsmanship,... Aug 08, 2016

Record results mark global rise of hearing loss solutions innovator

Enrico Vita
CEO of Amplifon

Amplifon is the world leader in providing solutions for those affected by hearing loss,... Aug 02, 2016

Milestones chart the rise of top flavor maker

Kineo Okada
Founder and Senior Advisor of Ariake Japan

The highest stock prices in the food industry; one of the largest and most computerized... Aug 01, 2016

Japanese food producer caters for changing appetites and US tastes

Kunio Otani
Representative Director and President of Nichirei

Founded in 1942 Nichirei operates through around 80 subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide.... Jul 22, 2016

Versatile, tailored style conquers US market with sales up 78%

Giovanni Anzani
CEO of Poliform

Giovanni Anzani, CEO of high-end Italian furniture and kitchen designer and manufacturer... Jul 18, 2016

Hearty global appetite for Eataly phenomenon

Oscar Farinetti
Founder of Eataly

An international ambassador of the high quality-focused ‘Made in Italy’ brand,... Jul 17, 2016

The US could be a sweet move for Glico

Katsuhisa Ezaki
President & CEO of Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd.

Japan’s iconic confectioner Ezaki Glico is currently focused on the snack markets... Jul 08, 2016

Quality cosmetic OEM eyes overseas expansion

Ryohei Takimi
President of Toyo Beauty Co., Ltd.

Major international partners rely on Toyo Beauty Co., Ltd. to provide comprehensive OEM... Jun 30, 2016

A helping hand

Yusuf Bin Ahmed Al Kuwari
CEO Qatar Charity

In a world where times of crisis are set to become more frequent and more serious, Qatar... Jun 20, 2016


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...



The First American Demagogue


“I am not going to give you a question. You are fake news!” Donald Trump’s lashing to CNN’s reporter at his first, and likely only news conference as President-elect.  A stark break with his predecessors, with Presidents-elect Barack Obama and... Read More



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