Indonesia: Values-Driven Education

Indonesia: Values-Driven Education

The reform of Islamic scholarship is among the approaches that Muslims in Indonesia and the world over have taken up in response to what they have observed to be the ever widening and even unassailable knowledge gap in scientific advancement that has increased at an exponential rate and shows no signs of diminishing.

Intra-African Trade

Intra-African Trade

Intra-African trade represents a lowly 13% of the continent’s overall trade. Finding the key to accelerating cross-border trade would have a transformative effect on the African economy.

A Call To Action

A Call To Action

Poor decision making at governmental level has left South Africa facing an escalating economic crisis. However, a bolder vision from public and private sector leaders could yet reverse years of economic stagnation.

Super Clusters Project

The Thai Government’s eight-year economic plan, ‘Super Clusters’, will be introduced to make Thai business more appealing to foreign direct investment by grouping industry. The plan aims to offer more stability in that investors can engage with the cluster as whole and reduce their overall exposure.

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INVEST MAURITIUS FINANCIAL SECTOR Mauritius as an International Financial Centre — United Nations Conference on Trade and Development World Investment Report. CLICK LOGOS FOR MORE CONTENT ARTICLE INDEX FEATURED COMPANIES ARTICLE...

Alain Law Min In Interview

INTERVIEW Alain Law Min Acting Chief Executive of The Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd. “We think organic growth is the best, and working with partner banks we can continue to grow our revenue base by developing good relationships and strong partnerships. We have...

Ramesh Basant Roi In Interview

“We have a democratic tradition, rule of law and political stability in Mauritius. It’s a peaceful and pleasant place to live and it ranks quite high when it comes to quality of life and happiness. It’s also one of the safest and most secure places to visit, with a multicultural society where we respect each other. You don’t see our kind of social harmony elsewhere in the world.”

Global Ambitions

“There is no miracle. It is due simply to hard work,
discipline, and will.” — Sir Anerood Jugnauth, former Prime Minister of Mauritius

The human capital challenge

“Mauritius’s future innovation depends on the answer to the ultimate
question: Do we have a high-quality human capital and productivity?”
— Seeram Ramakrishna, Professor and Director for Center for Nanobres and Nanotechnology from the National University of Singapore

Gateway to the African Opportunity

“It is becoming clear that any innovation or ambition to become a knowledge economy has to be driven by talented African scientists and with the knowledge that innovation is not instructed!”

— Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of Mauritius.

Mauritius as an International Financial Centre

“Mauritius offers investors the advantages of an offshore financial centre in the Indian Ocean, with a substantial network of treaties and double-taxation agreements, making it the gateway for routing funds into Africa and India.”

— United Nations Conference on Trade and Development World Investment Report.

Dato‘ Seri Idris Bin Jusoh In Interview

Poor education policies and practices leave many countries in what amounts to a permanent state of economic recession. While there is room for improvement in the Malaysian education system, the country is making headway in establishing itself and its sectors as world-class entities. including Dato ‘Seri Idris Bin Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education, talks about role of the Ministry in fostering public education and what is at the heart of the philosophy of Malaysian education.

Professor Dato’ Dr. Mohd. Amin Jalaludin In Interview

Poor education policies and practices leave many countries in what amounts to a permanent state of economic recession. While there is room for improvement in the Malaysian education system, the country is making headway in establishing itself and its sectors as world-class entities. Professor Dato’ Dr. Mohd. Amin Jalaludin, Vice Chancellor of University Malaya, talks about R&D and innovation, the creation of the AEC and the educational philosophy of the University of Malaya.

Mr. Ralf Rolle In Interview

Key Accounts Director of Dovetail, Ralf Rolle, shares his opinion on logistics, the logistics sector in South Africa, and how the country can be the trade gateway and the gateway into Africa.

Ian Lourens In Interview

Transportation and logistics infrastructure in Africa is growing and investment potential is increasing. However, there is still a way to go in order to meet current needs and rising demand on the continent. CEO and Co-Founder of major logistics company, OneLogix, talks about the importance of the logistics sector in a country, the important role OneLogix plays, and how South Africa can be the go to destination for African investment.

Tisanu Ratanarat In Interview

Tisanu Ratanarat In Interview

Time and time again over the years our family and group of companies have shattered the stigma that Thailand is a nation resigned to importing technology from developed nations due to the lack of competency and belief domestically.

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Mr. Supant Mongkolsuthree In Interview

A country’s manufacturing and industrial sector is an important industry to nurture and develop, as it supports many of the other industries. Mr. Supant Mongkolsuthree, Honorary Chairman of The Federation of Thai industries, talk about Thailand’s manufacturing and industrial sector, it’s impact, an the importance of education.

Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj In Interview

Thailand is transitioning from a resource-intensive to innovation-based economy, mainly through innovation within the science and technology industry. Dr.Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Science and Technology, discusses the innovation climate in Thailand, the formation of the AEC, and intellectual property.

Dr. Uttama Savanayana In Interview

The introduction of 4G in Thailand is changing the telecom market quite rapidly. E-commerce is believed to become a main driver of internet development. Dr. Uttama Savanayana, Minister of ICT, discusses the investment climate in the ICT sector, the formation of the AEC, and public/private partnerships.

Apiradi Tantraporn In Interview

The internet and technology has gone past connecting us and has become a positive tool for individuals, as well as countries. Mrs. Apiradi Tantraporn, Minister of Commerce, speaks about building one market between the ASEAN, rebuilding Thailand’s export sector and assisting to build and grow new enterprises.

Mike Plaxton In Interview

With the world’s eyes on Thailand, watching their growth, decisions, victories and mistakes closely, all sectors are under scrutiny. Mike Plaxton, CEO of FWD Life, discusses ASEAN, corporate social responsibility, and education.

Chaiwat Kovavisarach In Interview

Thailand is seen by many as the “Blueprint and Gateway for ASEAN”. Mr. Chaiwat Kovavisarach, President of Bangchak Petroleum Public Company Limited, discusses Bangchak’s history, the energy climate in Thailand, and the relationship between education and the private sector.

Sukrit Surabotsopon In Interview

Thailand’s energy sector is one of the biggest contributors to the growth of their economy. Sukrit Surabotsopon, President of IRPC Public Company Limited, discusses energy sustainability, energy security, and Thailand’s integration into ASEAN.

Mr. Surapong Laoha-Unya In Interview

Thailand can grow even more with cross-border supply chain linkages among ASEAN nations. Mr. Surapong Laoha-Unya, Chairman and Executive Officer of BTS Group, discusses joint venture plans, Thailand’s entry into the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and future expansion plans.

Mr. Apisak Tantivorawong In Interview

70% of of all Thai economy comes from the export industry, with a very high percentage of this being obtained from local products. Apisak Tantivorawong, Minister of Finance, discusses 2016 as the year for investment, Thai economic zones and future plans for the country’s financial industry.

Mr. Chainid Adhyanasakul In Interview

As one of the largest economy in Southeast Asia, Thailand plays a key role in the (ASEAN Economic Community) AEC. Mr Chainid Adhyanasakul, CEO of Property Perfect, comments on opportunities for development in the AEC and why investors should look to the Thai people for confidence.

Mr Prachai Leophairatana In Interview

The purposes of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN )are to accelerate the economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region through joint endeavors equality and partnership. Mr Prachai Leophairatana, CEO of TPI Polene Public Company Limited, shares his views on the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community and Thailand’s target of 25% of supply from renewable sources.

Dr. Watson Ariyaphuttarat In Interview

Thailand has committed to becoming the leader in many areas, one of which is environmental friendliness. Dr. Watson Ariyaphuttarat, Founder and CEO of Keeen Limited, shares his views on inspiration, innovation and ‘greenovation’.

Mahen Kumar Seeruttun In Interview

Mauritius’ agriculture has diversified from a mono-crop industry based on sugar into one that benefits the economy in various ways. Mahen Kumar Seeruttun, Minister Agro-Industry and Food Security, shares his views on the country’s growing agriculture sector.

Joël Rault In Interview

Mauritius is not only seen as the future global investment hub, it is seen as the springboard into Africa. Joël Rault, Ambassador of Mauritius, talks about the country’s African Strategy and why he believes investors should come to Mauritius.

University of Technology In Interview

Well-recognised international universities are opening campuses in Mauritius. Dr Sharmila Seetulsingh-Goorah, Director General, University of Technology, shares her view on the impact this has on the island’s educational system and Mauritius as a regional higher education hub.

Sunibel Corporate Services In Interview

An increasing amount of investors are looking at Mauritius as an investment opportunity and using the island as a platform to invest in Africa. Nitin Collappen, Managing Director and Nikhel Chung Sam Wan, Team Leader & MLRO, shares why they believe Mauritius’ niche market for doing business attracts investors.

Ravin Dajee In Interview

Mauritius has a strengthening economy and financial services sector leading the world’s view of Mauritius as the next global investment hub. Ravin Dajee, CEO of Barclays Bank, talk shares his view on why the island is a world-class regional financial centre for Eastern and Southern Africa.

Ramesh Basant Roi In Interview

With the international community looking at Mauritius as a platform for global investments and the springboard into Africa, Mr Ramesh Basant Roi, Governor of the Bank of Mauritius, discusses its strong and selective banking sector and what the island can do to strengthen its economy and stay competitive in the global market.

Sridhar Nagarajan In Interview

Mauritius’ financial services sector is becoming the island’s leader in the world view that Mauritius is the next world investment hub. Sridhar Nagarajan, CEO of MauBank, shares his views on the financial services sector’s role in this.

Craig McKenzie In Interview

As investors look towards Mauritius as the next global investment hub, Craig McKenzie, CEO of Investec Bank (Mauritius) Ltd, shares his views on the island as the hub for African investment.

Christian Li Kwet Liit In Interview

The island of Mauritius is one of few considered as the springboard for investment into Africa. Christian Li Kwet Liit, Managing Director & Group CEO of CKLB Financial Services Group, talks about why he believes the island is the perfect location for this.

Dr David Poyton In Interview

A key aspect to raising a country’s investment profile is its education, and Mauritius – with its connection to British universities – has a strong case for this. Dr David Poyton. Dean of Aberystwyth University, Mauritius Branch Campus, talks about why Aberystwyth chose Mauritius and how this influences the island to become an educational hub for Eastern and Southern Africa?

Harry Sutherland In Interview

Harry Sutherland In Interview

“In a world of increasing competition, it is not easy to stand out from the crowd, but in this business it is ultimately about relationship, trust, cost effectiveness and efficiency. Some of our basic fundamentals are rather what we do not do: no time wasting, no nonsense and no ‘departments’. We supply independent thought and Directors of substance for the job, and we strive to actually add value to every client.”

Tej Kumar Gujadhur In Interview

Many see South Africa as the continent’s next financial services hub, but it has a strong competitor: the island of Mauritius. Tej Kumar Gujadhur, founder, CEO and Board Director of GFin Corporate Services Ltd shares his views on the opportunities and challenges the financial services sector in Mauritius faces and why the island is an international financial centre.

Phumzile Tshelane In Interview

Nuclear energy has been part of an ongoing discussion on how to move South Africa forward. Phumzile Tshelane, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation CEO, gives his opinion on renewable energy and the safety of nuclear power.

Nicky Newton-King In Interview

South Africa has a world class financial sector that leads other sectors in good and bad times. Nicky Newton-King, CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, talks about why the sector is such an asset to South Africa and the country’s loud democracy.

Sisa Ntshona In Interview

The tourism industry in South Africa is growing domestically and internationally, and solidifying a positive image of the country. Sisa Ntshona, CEO of SA Tourism, talks about the importance of South Africa’s tourism industry and South Africa’s role on the African continent.

Mike Brown In Interview

As the world looks at Africa as the next investment and innovation hub, South Africa’s financial services sector is at the forefront of growth on the continent. Nedbank CEO Mike Brown shares his views on the African market space and what he calls a “world class financial services hub”.

Sim Tshabalala In Interview

South Africa faced a number of financial challenges in 2016. Sim Tshbalala, CEO of Standard Bank South Africa, shares why he believes we can be positive about the country and the African continent.

Maria Ramos In Interview

South Africa’s financial services sector is considered as one of the best in the world. Maria Ramos, CEO of the Barclays Africa Group, shares her views on the role of the financial services sector in the country and what inspires confidence in investors.

Max Price In Interview

The landscape of South African universities is changing and education is being placed at the forefront with the rise if technology. Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, Max Price, shares his views on education integration and the role of universities in Africa.

Eric Vemer In Interview

With the international community focusing more on Africa as an investment destination, Eric Vemer, Group Five CEO, shares his views on why the continent is the next big investment destination.

Roger Baxter In Interview

Roger Baxter In Interview

African mining has faced up to a series of challenges over recent years. Chamber of Mines CEO Roger Baxter outlines his belief in a private sector driven turnaround for South Africa’s mining sector.