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Local and regional governments urged to support #urbanSDG Selfie Campaign
UCLG’s social media campaign calls on local and regional governments to voice their support for the UN’s Urban Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2030, and aims to raise awareness of the need to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Future growth prospects: robust, sustainable, diversified
Though the current local and international landscape presents some challenges for Argentina’s economy, the country sits on a solid base that can boost future growth. This will be driven by investment in infrastructure, energy, industry and ICT.
The nation’s deleverage history
After the hampering default of 2001, Argentina implemented a successful debt management strategy under the premise that it was necessary to resume economic growth in order to be able to service debt.
Clear, categorical and broad international support for Argentina
While enjoying strong international support for its stance in its dispute with speculative funds’ holdouts, Argentina’s government is working towards strengthening business and trade ties with the world.
Growing potential: Panama and the International Banking Centre
The United World team met with Mr. Alberto Diamond, in order to discuss the International Banking Centre’s current situation. The sector’s main features, growth challenges and its important potential were some of the themes addressed, as well as the excellent relations the country has with the US, along with their future perspectives.
The Turkish formula
One of the five largest emerging economies in the world, Turkey stands as Europe’s hope for growth.
Infrastructure connects islands’ potential to reality
The Caribbean leader’s continued economic growth consequentially motivates a need for continued development of the country’s infrastructure and opportunities to invest are not in short supply as the nation looks to maintain its regional pole position through its energetic marketplace and a new airport city.
Fly to the Real Arabia
Oman is in the midst of huge development of its transport. United World asked Mr. Paul Gregorowitsch, CEO of Oman Air, about the overall role of the national carrier in the field of transport and infrastructure as Oman's infrastructure investment is spearheading GDP and socio-economic growth in the country.
Industry and Trade
THAILAND: Taking center stage in Asean
Resolute and poised, Thailand is performing like a true Asean tiger and stands ready to take a leading role in supporting and coordinating the development of the upcoming Asean Economic Community
PHILIPPINES: Toward a trillion-dollar economy
One of Asia’s best economic performers, the Philippines is on its way to becoming a trillion-dollar economy by 2030 due to a revitalized private sector, better governance and strong, sustained growth
A world leader in education
Trinidad and Tobago has earned its reputation as one of the world’s greatest innovators in education.
Industry-focused training gives students a hands-on advantage
In a time when the world sees increasing numbers of students struggling to find work, Malaysia aims to maximize the productivity of its human resources by encouraging and coordinating education to meet the demands of industry.
INDONESIA: Strategic, progressive and innovative
With the rise of a new kind of leadership under the ‘common-man’ president elect, Joko Widodo, the archipelago nation and world’s third-largest democracy enters a new era filled with optimism
Angola’s ‘jewel’, Lunda Sul, looks to lead Angola’s diversification
Lunda Sul is already a leader in Angolan industry thanks to its world famous diamond production, however the North Eastern province is also turning leader in Angola’s economic diversification efforts, as Governor Candida Narciso’s regional government puts increased focus on agriculture and alternative minerals to boost socio-economic development
“There are huge opportunities beyond traditional services.”
Dr. Chong Su Lin, CEO of Prince Court Medical Centre.
Patient takes ‘selfie’ during Parkinson’s surgery
Polish national Julian Vilkoshevski, who resides in İzmir and is a Parkinson’s patient, decided to have brain pacemaker implant surgery in Istanbul.
Science & Technology
A nation for innovation – from brain drain to brain gain
The newly created Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation is heading the transition to a knowledge-based economy, as Argentina’s brightest minds come home to support the country’s renewed focus on innovation and technology.
Tech cities incubate innovation
From Cyberjaya’s groundbreaking MaGIC project to the planned Asia Aerospace City, Malaysia is showing intrepidness in stepping up technology to become a knowledge-based economy in six years’ time.
Progress demands entrepreneurial diversity
Successful economic diversification will be achieved through discipline, transparency, equity, citizenship and planning.
Infrastructure development “opens new doors of opportunity for everyone”
Having gained its place among the most reputable and powerful companies in Turkey, Kolin Group of Companies successfully conducts its activities in the construction-contracting, energy, port operation and mining and tourism-service sectors. Now a preferred business partner and reliable service provider in Africa, Mr. Bruhan Nassur – Director of Kolin Uganda, which where the group’s African operations are based – talks to United World.
Vibrant energy on the move
Various energy and mineral projects aim to tap into Uganda’s resource-rich soils to help meet domestic demand for power and add value to its mineral stocks.
New offshore oil projects could potentially spark hike in output
Dwindling resources have forced exploration of deep waters and the endeavor has paid off with a number of deep offshore projects set to come on-stream, which hold the potential to significantly boost production.
10 reasons to invest in Turkey
Turkey is the fastest growing OECD country and one of the most promising for investing. Find out why investors should have their eyes on this rising economy.
Trade and relations strengthen U.S. links
With more than 50 years of strong diplomatic relations, Trinidad and Tobago and the U.S. are two nations that flourish through working together.
Malta as a service and logistics hub for the oil and gas industry
The Upper Reach Team interviewed Mr. Paul Abela, Chairman of Ablecare Oilfield Services Group, and asked him about Malta’s importance and role in the oil and gas industry. He talked about the origins of his company and why Ablecare Oilfield Services Group is dedicated to investing in Malta and helping it become a regional service and logistics hub. He also explained the various expansion plans the company is contemplating and how they contribute not only to the sector’s development but to the island’s development as well.
A new era for Turkey’s energy market
For a nation which is reliant to the tune of $60 billion on energy imports, it is essential that regional relations are set to increase energy security and turn Turkey into an energy hub for both domestic and regional requirements.
Telecoms & ICT
Communication on-the-go flourishes
Substantial demand and considerable investment has spawned a burgeoning ICT industry.
‘Unique duality’ makes ICT growth in Turkey a fact, not a trend
Hakam Kanafani, former Türk Telekom Group CEO, speaks about how Turkey is embracing rapid growth in the ICT sector.
Malaysia has taken agriculture and transformed it into agribusiness, benefiting from the results of value-added products on today’s market.
The challenges facing Ghana’s agriculture industry
In an interview with PM, Dr. Michael Abu Sakara Foster, Executive Chairman of Sakfos Holdings, sat down to discuss the agriculture industry in Ghana and the main challenges it faces, such as addressing the low level of mechanization and the lack of value addition industries. Dr. Foster also talks about the possibility of budding gas production contributing significantly to the fertilizer industry and what this could mean for agriculture and also draws on his own experience as both a farmer and high-level manager.
Tourism & Culture
Unprecedented support pushes tourism to the fore
The Department of Tourism’s latest campaign declares 2015 as ‘Visit The Philippines Year’ and invites domestic and foreign tourists to experience the Philippines for both business and pleasure as part of its plan to double visitor numbers by 2016
Discover Cape Town & Western Cape
One of the most inspiring destinations in the world.
The transport revolution begins
The Ministry of Interior’s successful digitalizing of the national registry puts Argentina on the highway towards a transport revolution.
“The GSA has brought trade to the fore in this country. There is no doubt about it. People don’t consider the importance of logistics. Over the last 40 years, what the GSA has done, which is a monumental achievement, is to bring to the fore the fact that shipping has an important role to play in our economy,” says Dr. Kofi Mbiah CEO of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) in this interview covering the transport and logistics sector in Ghana. Dr. Mbiah talks about how GSA is persuing the technological enhancement of the business of trade and transport by introducing systems such as "MOBISHIP" system, which allows importers track vessels using a smartphone. “But that is not enough,” he says. “We have to go further.”
Uganda: One of the safest countries in Africa
The PM Communications team interviewed General Odongo Jeje, Minister of State Defence of Uganda, and asked him about the security situation in the country and the Armed Forces. General Odongo Jeje spoke about the current political and economic stability of the country and also about the importance of bilateral agreements with other nations in the attainment of security in the country and the region.
High-tech local content in Indonesia’s defense sector
Ms. Wiwiek SA, Director of PT Infra RCS Indonesia, discusses the company’s history and its range of navigation and electronic warfare products that it supplies to key stakeholders in the Indonesian defense sector.
Social housing fuels construction
PRO.CRE.AR is a program which looks into solving the housing deficit while also breathing new life into the construction sector.
‘Housing industry in the country is the fastest growing sector in our economy’
The PM Communications team interviewed Hon Daudi Migereko, Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, and asked him about the latest developments in the housing sector in Uganda. Mr. Migereko spoke about the rising urbanization rates and the growing demand for construction. He also encouraged foreign investors to tap into the emerging opportunities in the sector.
Agriculture and fishing prove vital for sustained growth
Agriculture accounts for around 30 percent of GDP, employs more than 80 percent of the workforce and needs investment to grow.
“Agriculture and fishing sectors will bring dynamism to other sectors”
Armando Inroga, Minister of Industry and Commerce speaks to Upper Reach about the importance of agriculture to the nation’s economy and in the fight against malnutrition. He also discusses the push to develop the cabbage industry, the effects of regional integration and the value of Mozambique’s human capital.
Turkey aims to be a global top 10
For an ambitious agenda of development initiatives set for 2023, Turkey is counting more than ever on attracting new sources of FDI.
Competitive, unique BPO services close to home
Natural resources have helped Trinidad & Tobago develop into a major regional economy, with a highly skilled workforce and a stable political system.
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