Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018

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


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

Egyptian Steel

Steel group incorporates ‘socially responsible capitalism’

Ahmed Abou Hashima, Chairman of Egytian Steel

Egyptian Steel is one of Egypt’s most active companies in corporate social responsibility, having supported programmes such as the Special Olympics... May 10, 2016

Others | Africa | Egypt

Qatar: Land of Sport

Land of Sport: Qatar positions itself as world-class sports destination

Rafael Nadal at the Qatar Open, Doha. Photo by Marco Zanferrari (CC BY-SA 2.0)

With a long and proud sporting heritage, Qatar is today further positioning itself as one of the world’s premiere sports destinations. Building... Apr 28, 2016

Others | Middle East | Qatar

Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and its impact on India’s job creation and skills enhancement

Hi-tech vs low-tech: India’s industrial landscape is changing. (Photo: Land Rover Our Planet ©CC BY-ND 2.0)

A recent study published by the World Economic Forum states that the world is on the verge of the Fourth Industrial Revolution “that will fundamentally... Apr 21, 2016

Others | Asia-Pacific | India

Egypt’s future

Diversification essential for long-term growth prospects

Magdi Kassabgui, Chairman of the Board, Reliance

Recently approved projects in infrastructure, oil and gas, industry, real estate and logistics will play a key role in Egypt’s future

Mar 08, 2016

Conglomerate | Others | Africa | Egypt

Equal Rights & Opportunities

Gender equality and women’s empowerment come to the fore in Guyana

Guyana’s President David Granger has announced a five-point plan to promote opportunities for women and the UNDP states the country “has made very good progress towards promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women.”

President David Granger has made it clear that one of the fundamental pillars of his government is equal opportunities for the whole population, with... Mar 01, 2016

Government | Others | South America | Guyana

Africa - ‘one of the few bright spots on the global economic horizon’

UK investors eye up the continent’s burgeoning opportunities

Investor and philanthropist George Soros has described Africa as ‘one of the few bright spots on the global economic horizon’, while consultants... Feb 27, 2016

Finance | Others | Africa | Democratic Republic of Congo | Angola | Mozambique | Zambia

TGAIS 2015: Investor Interest In Africa

“We believe that Africa could be the emerging market story of the next decade”

Opportunities to profit exist in Africa's infrastructure and robust demand for consumer goods and services from a growing middle class, and the youngest population in the world

Mozambique and Zambia exemplify investor interest in Africa, which is being based on impressive growth rates, increased opportunity and security.


Nov 17, 2015

Finance | Infrastructure | Industry & Trade | Tourism & Culture | Mining | Others | Africa | Mozambique

TGAIS 2015

The Global African Investment Summit 2015 showcases Africa’s global competitiveness

Top-level representatives from Uganda, Ghana, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Liberia, Mauritius and Benin are coming together for The... Nov 13, 2015

Finance | Government | Others | Africa | Uganda

Foreign Relations

Japan opens up to the world as understanding is found with old rivals

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has prioritized stronger international relations and ambitious macroeconomic policies, dubbed Abenomics, since taking office in 2012

Since Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took power in December 2012, he has prioritized the country’s economy and played a leading role in strengthening... Jul 20, 2015

Finance | Government | Others | Asia-Pacific | Japan

The Cost of Conflict

Economic commitment to peace

Night view of Bogota

In the midst of difficulties involved in negotiations between the Colombian government and FARC to put an end to more than 50 years of violence, an... Jul 17, 2015

Finance | Industry & Trade | Government | Others | South America | Colombia

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

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

FMH continues to lead Japan’s content-media industry

Hisashi Hieda
Chairman and CEO of Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.

Continually producing content full of originality and creativity, from TV and internet channels... Sep 29, 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

IPPUDO sets world standard in ramen

Shigemi Kawahara
Founder of Chikaranomoto Co. Ltd. (IPPUDO)

Founded in 1986, Chikaranomoto Company has grown rapidly and built up a hard-earned reputation... Apr 25, 2016

Pakistan tackles its challenges head on

Irshad Ullah-Khan
Chairman & Managing Director at MEFT Pakistan Ltd

Irshad Ullah-Khan is one of the leading figures in Pakistan’s social and economic... Apr 21, 2016

A healthy move for confectionary pioneer

Toru Arai
President & CEO of Morinaga

Staying ahead of the curve in satisfying sweet tooths and picky palates, Japan’s Morinaga... Apr 15, 2016

Media powerhouse in Saudi Arabia leads the digital conversation in the Kingdom

Waleed J. Kattan
Director General of Okaz Organization for Press and Publication

Okaz is one of the leading local media organizations in Saudi Arabia, and is adding digital... Apr 05, 2016


Kuwait Finance House

Organization Description Kuwait Finance House -...

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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