Country/Economic Development


January 9, 2012

Georgia

A Star Reformer

SPONSORS:
Georgian Oil & Gas Corporation, Georgian Industrial Group, Invest in Georgia National Investment Agency, Georgia Civil Aviation Agency










January 23, 2012

Indonesia

Southeast Asia's Powerhouse

SPONSORS:
PT Cisdane Raya Chemicals, PT Apple Coal, PT JA Wattie, SMI










January 23, 2012

Philippines

Asia's Best-Kept Secret

SPONSORS:
National Power Corp, Toon City Animation. Inc, Philex Mining Corp, Mines and Geosciences Bureau, NAC, Genvi, AirPhil Express, Fast Cargo Logistics, Norasian Energy Ltd, PhilEquity, Mapua Institute of Technology, Intex Resources, Anuva, SocLand, Sagittarius Mines, MyPhone, Oceana Gold, Metro Pacific, PNOC, Teleperformance, Boulevard Holdings










December 12, 2011

Emerging Gabon

No Room for ComplacencyÖ

SPONSORS:
Gabon










December 5, 2011

Angola

Peace and progress

SPONSORS:
Banco Espirito Santo, Unitel, Movicel










June 27, 2011

Kuwait

Investing in the pillars of sustainable development

SPONSORS:
American School of Kuwait, Alorf Hospital, Australian College of Kuwait, The Universal American School, Kuwait University, Dasman Diabetes Institute, Gulf Glass Manufacturing Company, Refrigeration Industries, Aknan Global, Kefan Optics, American General Trading & Contracting WLL (AGT), Aref Energy










June 20, 2011

Kuwait

The Rising Pearl of the Gulf

SPONSORS:
The Public Institution for Social Security, WAFRA Investment Advisory Group, Kuwait Fund for Development, National Offset Company (NOC), Kuwait United Development (KUD), Kuwait Foreign Investment Bureau, Partnerships Technical Bureau (PTB), Warba Insurance Company, Gulf Bank, Burgan Bank, Viva










June 6, 2011

Angola

A Striking Natural Phenomenon

SPONSORS:
Banco Espirito Santo Angola, ESCOM, Endiama, Luo, Aldeia Nova










December 28, 2009

The Kyrgyz Republic Looks Ahead

A stable environment and a multi-ethnic society provide new opportunities for foreign investors in Central Asia.

SPONSORS:
AUB, CASE, Centerra Gold, The Develop Fund, Flexi Communications, Kyrgyz Telecom, MC, Megacom, MGN, TSP


December 21, 2009

Brains at Work

Mexico: the innovation buzz.

SPONSORS:
Probiomed, Chihuahua, Maiz Mier, Marfil


December 21, 2009

Brazil

Making its mark on the global stage

SPONSORS:
Asyst Sudamérica, Bradesco, CIMCORP, Costa Fortuna, FANEM, Fesa, Hospital Alalemão Oswaldo Cruz, Hospital Moinhos De Vento, Marisa, OI, SCAC, TTrans, Vita CIMA


January 26, 2009 - February 2, 2009

Madagascar: Broader Horizons

An ambitious five-year action plan aims to revolutionize the economy and to raise conditions to Africa's best. Opportunities in mining, energy and agriculture are world class and the government invites investors to deliver prosperity from potential.

SPONSORS:
Economic Development Board of Madagascar, Hotel Carlton, Le Bureau du Cadastre Minier de Madagascar (BCMM), La Société KRAOMITA MALAGASY S.A., Ministry of Economy, Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, OMNIS


December 8, 2008

Corporate Ukraine

Global demand for Ukraine's natural resources has fueled an economic boom. Financial turmoil clouds the short-term outlook, but a strong industrial base, confident consumers and infrastructure investments will help weather the storm.

SPONSORS:
Altcom, ArcelorMittal, Horizon Capital, ITT Investment Group, Konti, Mostobud, Motor Sich


December 8, 2008

The European Leadership Forum 2008

Since its inception in 2001, the BusinessWeek European Leadership Forum (ELF) has fi rmly established itself as the premier opportunity to hear directly from the most successful and infl uential opinion-shapers in Europe.

SPONSORS:
Invest Japan


November 17, 2008

Grenada Poised for Take-Off

With a business-friendly PM in the spotlight, the Caribbean's Spice Isle is all set to welcome investors and expand its horizons.

SPONSORS:
Grenada Co-operative Bank Limited, LIME, Republic Bank


November 17, 2008

Romania

Taking the Fast Track.

SPONSORS:
ALTEX, ASESOFT Group, Romastru, ROMGAZ, Shipyard ATG Giurgiu, TAROM, UNICOM, Universitatea Spiru Haret


October 27, 2008

Saudi Arabia

Toward a knowledge economy.

SPONSORS:
Al Othman Group, Al-Saedan Real Estate Co., Knowledge Economic City (KEC), Mohamed Harasani Architects, Nesma, Saudi Bin Ladin Group, Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority  (SAGIA), Saudi Research & Marketing Group (SRMG), Soroof International,


October 13, 2008

Top 20 Taiwan Global Brands 2008

For the 6th year running, Taiwan's leading brands help increase Taiwan's global competitiveness.

SPONSORS:
Branding Taiwan


September 29, 2008

Japan's Not Ready to Rest in Peace

An economy primed for foreign investment.

SPONSORS:
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry


September 29, 2008

The Philippines Setting the Foundations

Record economic growth and rising investor confidence are threatened by an infrastructure that is not yet fit for purpose. A massive government spending program will create the basis for sustained economic expansion.

SPONSORS:
Belo Medical Group, First Cagayan, Flying V, HCG, IntelliCare, The Medical City, Monolith Construction & Development Corporation, New San Jose Builders, Inc., Oilink International Corporation, Pascual Laboratories, Petrolift


August 18, 2008

Indonesia: Sustaining the Commodity Dividend

Indonesia is reaping the benefits of surging global prices for its abundant natural resources. At 6.3%, Economic growth last year was the strongest in a decade. To maintain momentum, resource suppliers are moving up the value chain. And the government is focused on ambitious infrastructure development.

SPONSORS:
Dalle Energy, IBU, PT PP, Timah


March 17, 2008 ISSUE

México:

Leading industry analysts highlight the advantages of nearshoring to México that you should consider for your next global IT sourcing project.

SPONSORS:
Mexico IT


March 17, 2008 ISSUE

Digital Ireland

Pressing all the right buttons.

SPONSORS:
IDA Ireland


March 17, 2008 ISSUE

Czech Republic: A Tradition of Innovation

The Czech economy continues to be among the region's most buoyant, boasting rising investment and robust growth. Sweeter still, investors have rediscovered the country's appeal as a hub for innovation and R&D.

SPONSORS:
Czech Invest, Czech Railways, CZ, ERA


March 17, 2008 ISSUE

The Bahamas - Still Booming

Sustainable projects are continuing to come on stream for the island paradise.

SPONSORS:
Bahamas Electricity Corporation, BTC, The Central Bank of the Bahamas


February 25, 2008 ISSUE

Indonesia Bouncing Back

A decade after the Asian financial crisis brought Indonesia to its knees, the economy is resurgent. Indonesians opted for democratic government, painful reforms and sound economic policies, and are reaping the rewards. While challenges remain, Southeast Asia's biggest economy is booming.

SPONSORS:
BLT, Bosowa Corporation, Agung Podomoro Group, Fajar Paper, Jababeka Movie Land, Meta Epsi, PT Intiland Development Tbk, KALBE, PaperOne, Radiant Utama, Trikomsel Oke, Truba Manunggal, Vega Media

     

January 28, 2008 ISSUE

The Philippines: Maintaining Momentum

Sustained growth and sound fundamentals are prompting investors to look anew at the Philippines. What's more, economic expansion is seemingly immune to the country's lively politics. Is lasting prosperity now a reality?

SPONSORS:
Banco de Oro, Development Bank of the Phillipines, Land Bank of the Philippines, Metrobank Group, SM Investments


Nov 19 2007 ISSUE

Digital Ireland

Pressing the Right Buttons

SPONSORS:
IDA Ireland


Nov 19 2007 ISSUE

Azerbaijan

High performance economy

SPONSORS:
AIC, ATA Holding, Azercell, Azersun Holding, The International Bank of Azerbaijan, Pasha Holding, Vega Media


Nov 19 2007 ISSUE

Greece Unfolds 2007

After winning the September 16 parliamentary election, Greece's New Democracy government is fine-tuning the policy agenda for its second term.

SPONSORS:
ATEbank, Greek Postal Savings Bank, Hotel Grande Bretagne, OPAP


Sept 17, 2007 ISSUE

Saudi Arabia
Intelligent Infrastructure

Despite a period of unprecedented wealth for Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah is committed to an ambitious reform agenda. And delivering a world-class infrastructure is central to his government's plan for economic development.

SPONSORS:
Ericsson, Jadwa Investment, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ports Authority, MGC, Modecor, Nesma, Presidency of Meteorology and Environment, Sama, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saudi Fisheries Company, Sipco Paints, Sitco Pharma, Tamer Group, United Gulf Steel


Sept 17, 2007 ISSUE

Costa Rica: The Promised Land

Central America's most biodiverse country is riding a wave of prosperity.

SPONSORS:
Century 21, DWL, EDICA LTDA., Hermosa Highlands, Los Suenos Resort, Metro, Peninsula Papagayo, ReMax, Solarium, SUR, Tico Times


Sept 3, 2007 ISSUE

Living Sciences in Ireland

Ireland, its people and its government, have positioned themselves to be at that cutting edge where industry meets technological advance.

SPONSORS:
IDA Ireland


Aug 13, 2007 ISSUE

Corporate Croatia

Croatia is moving up the world FDI tables. A pragmatic government is rolling back the state, private sector growth is accelerating and, supported by a highly skilled workforce, the country is turning into a hub for sophisticated investment.

SPONSORS:
Croatian Privatization Fund, Croatian Privatization Fund, Duro Dakovic, Dubrovnik Airport, FIMA, Gredelj, Hrvatska Elektroprivreda, INA, Privredna Banka Zagreb, Tankerska Plovidba d.d. Zadar


Aug 13, 2007 ISSUE

Qatar: Dynamism in Diversity

Qatar was catapulted onto the world stage several years ago by a number of government led initiatives to boost energy output, turning this small Gulf country froma second tier natural gas producer into the top Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exporter in the world.

SPONSORS:
Aamal Holding, Energy City Qatar, Qatar Financial Centre, United Development Company


July 2, 2007 ISSUE

The Intelligent Planet

Finding your business intelligence from afar.

SPONSORS:
IDA Ireland


June 18, 2007 ISSUE

Saudi Arabia Industrial Ambitions

With entry into the wto, a diversified private sector has opened a new economic space for Saudi Arabia. The petrochemical industry offers great investment opportunities while creating synergies with metallurgical plants and financial services.

SPONSORS:
Alturki & Sons, E.A. Juffali & Brothers, Chemanol, Marafiq, Presidency of Meteorology and Environment, Rawabi Holding, Samba, Saudi Ceramics, Saudi Chemical, Shairco, Sipchem, Tasnee, Vega Media,


MAY 14, 2007 ISSUE

Portugal in the Age of Technology

As its economy matures, Portugal is increasing expenditure in R&D to unleash creativity. A technology plan and an inventive private sector have given the country a new competitive edge.

SPONSORS:
ACSS, Aerosoles, Capinha Lopes, Carris, Euronavy, Fertagus, FCCN, Instituto De Medicina Molecular, IAPMEI, ISQ, INPI, ISQ, ITN, JP Sa Couto, Lisnave, Martifer, Meteorological Institute (IM), Porto de Lisboa, Select Vedior, Taguspark, UMIC,


MARCH 26, 2007 ISSUE

Greece 2007

Leading the way in southeast europe.

SPONSORS:
MC Publishing America, Opap Greek National Lottery


MARCH 26, 2007 ISSUE

Kazakhstan

Thanks to oil windfall, Kazakhstan is growing by leaps and bounds. Already a leader in the central asian region, it could well become one of the world’s 50 most competitive economies by spreading the wealth to its smes through structural reforms.

SPONSORS:
Big Sky Energy Corporation, Frontier Mining, Kazakhmys, Vega Media


MARCH, 2007 ISSUE

South Africa A Leading Light

Africa's most affluent nation is committed to expanding relations with China, and offers exciting possibilities in every province.

SPONSORS:
Department of the Premer, The DTI, Durban Investment Promotion Agency, GEDA, Yedcor Consulting, Zulu Kingdom


FEBRUARY 26, 2007 ISSUE

Innovation
The Key to Business Growth

Collaboration and co-operation through innovation networks.

SPONSORS:
IDA Ireland


China Edition February 2007 ISSUE

Cape Verde Land of opportunity

China's long-term partner offers a commercial platform for African markets.

SPONSORS:
Aeroportos e Seguranca Area, Enapor


China Edition Dec. 2006 ISSUE

Maldives Indian Ocean paradise

Picture-perfect archipelago opens up to Chinese investors.

SPONSORS:
Villa Hotels, Dhiraagu, Sun Travels & Tours, State Trading Organisation, Maldives Toursim Promotion Board, Island Aviation Services Ltd, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (FISB), Maldives Airports Co., Amin Construction Private Limited, State Electricity Company Limited, Bank of Maldives, MTCC, Transmaldivian Airways, Transmaldivian Airways, Maldivian Air Taxi, Maldives Ports Authority, MIFCO


Dec 18, 2006 ISSUE

Puerto Rico: A new direction

The dynamic island is bursting with potential as it moves toward a knowledge-based economy.

SPONSORS:
EDB, Best Western San Juan Airport Hotel, The Marbella Club, Prepa, Property Concepts, Rums of Puerto Rico, Villa Cofresi,


Dec 18, 2006 ISSUE

Blueprint for the Future: Focus on Construction in Saudi Arabia

Blueprint for the future

SPONSORS:
Al Turki Group, Alfadl Group, Cristal, Diyar Consultants, Hidada, Masco, Vega Media


Nov 20, 2006 ISSUE

Saudi Arabia The Swift Kingdom

King Abdullah has ushered in a new era of prosperity for saudi arabia. As reforms gain ground, the inflows of fdi are helping to fast-track economic modernization.

SPONSORS:
Alahli, Samba, Almajal Security Services, Etechs, Alhamrani,


Nov 14th, 2005 ISSUE

Bahamas: A haven of stability

Slightly larger than Connecticut and Rhode Island combined, The Commonwealth of the Bahamas, with a population of 317,000, is a stable parliamentary democracy, independent since 1973, although it still pays homage to the British monarch as nominal head of state.

SPONSORS: BTC Bahamas, Montaque Group, The Central Bank of the bahamas


Oct 9, 2006 ISSUE

Trinidad & Tobago Righting the future

The Caribbean's thriving oil nation is making the most of its buoyant economy to move downstream, whilst growing its knowledge and service sectors.

SPONSORS:
Capital Signal Company Ltd., Cargo Consolidated Agency Limited, Sagicor, SWMCOL, Teck


Aug 7, 2006 ISSUE

Argentina Back on Track

Booming economy as recovery consolidates for South America's third economy.

SPONSORS:
Agues de La Rioja, Dow AgroSciences, Gobierno de La Rioja, Grupo Fen, Massone Institute, Mienra Andina, Mienra Andina (alternate website), Nuevo Banco de La Rioja, Trapiche, Zaith Semen


Aug 7, 2006 ISSUE

Slovakia: Unleashing the Tatra Tiger

Driven by a flat tax and market reforms, Slovakia is a model transition economy. But what path guarantees its future competitiveness?

SPONSORS:
Aquacity, Istrokapital, Istrokapital (alternate Website), Tourism


July 10, 2006 ISSUE

Mongolia Celebrates 800 Years as a Nation

The festivities to celebrate the founding of the Great Mongolian State by Chinggis Khan in 1206 have focused attention on the country at an opportune moment.

SPONSORS:
Mongolia Investor's forum, Redhhill Energy


July 10, 2006 ISSUE

Invest in Russia

In 2006, Russia has continued to reassert its credentials as an increasingly stable economy that is very well regarded by portfolio and strategic investors.

SPONSORS:
Aton International, Aton Securities, Aton, Norilsk


June 12, 2006 ISSUE

Dominican Republic

With a diversifying economy featuring cyberparks, energy opportunities and luxury developments, the Dominican Republic's moment has finally arrived.

SPONSORS:
Hilton Hotel, Centro de Exportacion e Inversion de la RD, AMHSA Marina Hotels, Corporacion Dominicana de Empresas Electricas Estatales, EGE HAINA, La Colonial, Consorcio Electrico Punta Cana-Macao, Banco Leon, Century 21-Juan Perdomo, Orange Dominicana, Cap Cana, AES, Aerodom


June 12, 2006 ISSUE

QATAR

To describe Qatar as 'an oasis in the desert,' is to use a well-worn cliche, but in economic terms the small Gulf country is truly one of the world's few emerging market oases.

SPONSORS:



April 17, 2006 ISSUE

Speeding Up Bahrain's Economic Success

Having long been a regional pioneer in its economic and business development, the Kingdom of Bahrain is going to new lengths reaching across borders to promote common international business goals.

SPONSORS: Batelco, EBD


Jan 9th, 2006 ISSUE

Mauritius Rising to the challenge

Recent trade setbacks threaten the sugar and textiles industries, but the island is determined to weather the storm.

SPONSORS: Mauritius Telecom Group, Labourdonnais, Le Suffren Hotel


Jan 9th, 2006 ISSUE

Oman: at the cutting edge

Centuries of trade have given the sultanate a unique vision. Today, it is using an oil peak to maximize its options.

SPONSORS: Oman Tourism, Omzest


Dec 26th, 2005 - Jan 2, 2006

Island Economies

What small islands lack in numbers, they can more than make up for in innovation. Finding new niches with which to compete on a global scale has been the order of the day for many in recent years, with diversification the new watchword.



Dec 26th, 2005 - Jan 2, 2006

NEPAD Facing the future together

Nowhere is the need for public-private partnerships more obvious than in Cape Verde and Madagascar, where infrastructure projects funded by public and private investors and donors are set to revolutionize the economy and open up huge markets.



Nov 21st, 2005 ISSUE

Tobago Capital of paradise

Tobago, part of the politically-stable Caribbean republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is one of the most tourismintensive economies in the world with its stunning scenery, rich cultural heritage, and warm tropical climate.



Dec 19th, 2005 ISSUE

EGYPT - Reaching Cruise Speed

The new Cabinet has been given the green light to carry out long-awaited structural economicreforms in one of the Middle East's leading economies. The Government is proud of its one-year reportcard and has earned praise from foreign firms, international financial institutions and local businesspeople, who are seeing a more open, productive and promising economy on the Nile.



Nov 14th, 2005 ISSUE

EU-CHINA: 30 years of friendship

Relations between the two sides have continued to deepen over the last three decades as we have expanded our dialogue and shown our commitment to a long-term strategic partnership.

SPONSORS: Hill & Knowlton, Euro Pages


Nov 14th, 2005 ISSUE

Bahamas: A haven of stability

Slightly larger than Connecticut and Rhode Island combined, The Commonwealth of the Bahamas, with a population of 317,000, is a stable parliamentary democracy, independent since 1973, although it still pays homage to the British monarch as nominal head of state.

SPONSORS: BTC Bahamas, Montaque Group, The Central Bank of the bahamas


October 10, 2005 ISSUE

South Africa Ethical economics

Black Economic Empowerment (BEE)is the hot topic in South Africa. Redressing the imbalance felt by Historically Disadvantaged South Africans (HDSAs) in a way that is economically sustainable, the BEE initiative brings together the realms of the ethical, the commercial and the political.



September 26, 2005 ISSUE

African Economic Development and Finance Part lll

The year 2005 has proven to be a milestone for raising Africa's profile and development issues within the international mindset.

SPONSORS: Terracom Communication, Nepad, Bank of Tanzania


October 3, 2005 ISSUE

Africa's Energy Boom

Nigeria, Africa's oil giant, is wooing energy investors with a thriving economic climate and some very attractive incentives.



September 5, 2005 ISSUE

The Bermuda Model

How can Bermuda, an island the size of Manhattan,with just 65,000 people, have a consistently more vibrant insurance industry than the U.S. or London,the other market leaders?

SPONSORS: Allied World Assurance Holdings,Ltd, Bermuda Captive Conference ‚Äď 2005, The Bank of Bermuda Limited, The Bank of N.T.Butterfield & Son Limited, The Government of Bermuda, Max Re Ltd., XL Capital Ltd


September 5, 2005 ISSUE

Romania: Fluid Dynamics

The liberalization of the electricity market in Romania, as well as in its surrounding countries and in Europe in general creates a very dynamic and complex market with a lot of opportunities and challenges.

SPONSORS: Energy Holding

August 8th, 2005 ISSUE

Singapore Comes of Age

From colonial outpost to hi-tech Asian tiger, Singapore has effected an astounding transformation in 40 years.

SPONSORS: Economic Development Board, Singapore Exchange, Swissotel - Raffles International, ABN AMRO Private Banking, Star Cruises, Pelepas Free Zone, National University of Singapore


July 11, 2005 ISSUE

Algeria

Algeria faces a simple yet serious double challenge in 2005:building on the achievements of recent years while reaping the benefts of difficult political and economic reforms to come.



June 27, 2005 ISSUE

Business Made in Spain

Spanish business schools are drawing record numbers of foreign applicants. Academic rigor and global outlook are only part of their success.what is the secret of their MBAs?



Apr. 11, 2005 ISSUE

The Bahamas

Florida's closest neighbor offers up some tempting new leisure concessions, while the utilities sector gets thoroughly modern.

SPONSORS: British Colonial Hilton,Bahamas Electricity Corporation,Bahamas Telecommunications Company LTD.


Jan. 24, 2005 ISSUE

Haiti Rebirth of a Nation

A beautiful island in the center of the caribbean basin, Haiti is laying to rest the political strife of the past. With improved international relations and stability, the republic has introduced exciting reforms to attract investors.






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