Dr Vahdettin Ertaş, Chairman of the Capital Markets Board of Turkey, speaks to World Report about how the restructuring of the Turkish banking sector after Turkey’s economic crisis in 2001 it has become one of the major banking systems in the world with regard to soundness and profitability. He also discusses how the new capital market law “ is a milestone for us to ready our markets to realize the Vision 2023.”
As the first Kuwaiti governorate to export oil to Britain in 1946, Al-Ahmadi enjoys the reputation of being “the home of Kuwaiti oil” and “where everything happens” in the emirate. Sheikh Dr Ibrahim Al-Duaij Al-Sabah, Governor of Al-Ahmadi, speaks to World Report about his governorate’s history, its rapid recovery from the Iraqi invasion’s scorched earth policy, the raft of new projects under way, and the warm welcome that awaits international investors.
Arão Nhancale, President of the City Council of Matola, shares with Upper Reach how Mozambique’s second largest city is laying the groundwork for increased industry and business as well as social development
On February 8, 2013, President Goodluck Jonathan commissioned the first business simulation laboratory (BSL) in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa. Sponsored by Beloxxi Industries Ltd, the ultra-modern facility narrows the business theory-practice gap for students at the University of Lagos and prepares them for the real world of business
Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister World Report, Beşir Atalay speaks with World Report about the huge strides Turkey has made in economic and social development over the past decade, as well as its role as peacekeeper and model for other Muslim countries
A leading manufacturer and distributor of pharmaceuticals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Tamer Group is a prime example of how the private sector contributes to human capacity and community development in the country.
According to Filipe Chimoio Paúnde, General Secretary of the incumbent Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo), “It is the role of the state to apply the best policies for the benefit of everyone.” As such, the government is pulling out all the stops to ensure the country’s socioeconomic development is as widespread as possible and that the megaprojects under way positively impact on people’s lives in the surrounding communities. He speaks to Upper Reach about the importance of education and the role of women, and the government’s bid to improve and invest in the non-resource rich areas to generate an even income distribution and inclusive development.
Representative of the high quality products for which the Turkey brand has become renowned, Kingspan Izopoli makes the only FM-approved fire resistant panels and insulation products in the region. In fact it is one of only 40 countries worldwide providing this insurance industry-preferred know-how. Dr Suat Kıroğlu, Vice-Chairman of Kingspan Izopoli, discusses the rapid expansion of his company through building good working relations and providing expanding markets in North Africa, Eastern Europe and Afghanistan with superior quality, readily assembled products that ideally fit their needs.
Upper Reach meets with Danica Fleischerová, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Director of VUKI, who discusses her company’s standing in the electrotechnical sector in Slovakia and beyond, and her plans to take the business into more challenging markets
From the outset, Ecobank Nigeria was designed – and destined – to be a regional banking leader, with the belief “that there was room for a regional bank to interconnect West Africa” and promote interregional trade. Jibril Aku, Managing Director of Ecobank Nigeria, discusses the nation’s banking sector, its potential as a regional hub, and how Ecobank can offer investors a single, region-wide entry point to “hit the ground running” in a variety of markets.
World Report speaks with Emin Sazak, President of Turkish Contractors Association (TCA), about current trends in Turkey’s construction sector and how Turkish contractors are getting more heavily invovled in new markets
A landmark project both physically and historically, the Cahora Bassa Hydroelectric Dam, or Hidroelectrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB), is a source of intense national pride and an essential lever for the development of Mozambique.
Dr. Meshaal Jaber Al Ahmad Al-Sabah, Chief of the Kuwait Foreign Investment Bureau (KFIB), tells World Report about the country’s plans to expedite investments and business partnerships, and the bureau’s strong focus on UK-Kuwaiti ties
Victor Borges, Mozambican Minister of Fisheries, speaks with Upper Reach about the importance fishing has long held in the economy, and how reforms and investments will raise its status and allow it to raise its contribution to the economy
The longstanding and incredibly close relations between Kuwait and the UK represent a genuine two-way street of social, cultural and economic exchange, understanding and respect. Frank Baker, the UK Ambassador to Kuwait, tells World Report that these ties are becoming even stronger and he urges UK-based businesses to take a moment to realise what Kuwait has to offer them as “there is a growing recognition that what you get with British companies is the best in the world and long-term solutions”.
Dr Mohammad Y Al-Hashel, Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait, speaks with World Report about the strength of Kuwait’s financial sector and economy, as well as the long-standing, healthy relations between the UK and his country