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09.04.2014 09:55
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Caixa Construções recognises the work of property consultants

Last Friday, 4th April, Caixa Constructions awarded a tribute to property consultant Tadeu Ferraz. “For me, this recognition is an incentive to continue my work with integrity,” concluded the professional.

Caixa Construções employees: Much more than the “weaker sex” — these women share their days with flowers and construction sites

21.03.2014 09:02 Company News
The day to day routine of the following women involves being amongst at least 60 men but that has never been a problem, not even for their fathers or boyfriends. “I am one of them,” states Edna Saiber, a 28 year old construction site quality technologist.

The Longevittá Clinic and bloggers are to hold the 1st Healthy and Practical Cooking and Fitness Workshop

05.03.2014 00:00 Company News
Next Saturday the 8th of March, together with Bárbara Mamede of @dietasemsofrer, Longevittá will hold the first healthy cooking seminar and a practical tasting and fitness workshop.

Caixa Constructions celebrates a day dedicated to employee health

24.02.2014 18:50 Company News
Wednesday the 12th February was a special day for employees of Caixa Constructions. Close to 50 employees participated for the first time in the Health Blitz that took place in the company headquarters, in partnership with Sesi-MT.

Gulf Bank: Non-performing loan ratio reduced to 6.5% in 2013

20.02.2014 13:03 Company News
Gulf Bank announced an operating profit before provisions of KD 109.4 million for the year ending 2013 (including KD 9.8 million of non - recurring income). The Bank maintained its positive trend of reducing the non-performing loan ratio (i.e ‘NPL), which decreased from 10.9 % in 2012 to 6.5 % by December 2013.
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Hannah Tetteh Ghana: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration

Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration

Minister Hannah Tetteh discusses the role of Ghana at the regional, continental and international levels, mentioning political and trade cooperation with other countries. She also talks about the importance of job creation in Ghana, challenges and her vision for the future of the country.

Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah Energy Sector in Ghana: Ministry of Energy and Petroleum

Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Minister of Energy and Petroleum

Ghana is well endowed with a variety of energy resources, including biomass, hydrocarbons, hydropower, solar and wind. Still, some improvements are needed. The Minister of Energy and Petroleum presents the energy sector in Ghana and shares his vision for the future.

Ahmed I. Rajab, General Manager of Jumhouria Bank Jumhouria Bank: Leading the Libyan Banking Space, Maintaining Top Position

Ahmed I. Rajab, General Manager of Jumhouria Bank, the largest bank in Libya

Jumhouria Bank is the largest bank in Libya and was the result of a merger between Al Ummah Bank and Jumhouria Bank. Now we have a total capital of about 1 billion Libyan dinar and total assets for 2012 of 33 billion Libyan dinar on the balance sheet and 12 billion dinar off the balance sheet for a total of about 44 billion Libyan dinar.

Eng. Usama Siala, Minister of Communications and Informatics of Libya Libya: Detailed Overview of the Telecom Sector

Eng. Usama Siala, Minister of Communications and Informatics of Libya

In 2013 we are going to be signing at least 2 major contracts for the modernisation of the two mobile operators. These are the two biggest projects and we also have quite a few other smaller projects. For Libyana, we estimate around 230 to 250 million Libyan dinars of investment and it will be around the same for Almadar.

Dr. Nuri A. Berruien, Chairman of the Board, National Oil Corporation (NOC) of Libya National Oil Corporation of Libya (NOC) hopes to reach oil production of 1.7 MBD by the end of 2013

Dr. Nuri A. Berruien, Chairman of the Board, National Oil Corporation (NOC) of Libya

Libya has two large refineries and it needs to improve the performance of these to decrease the gasoline imports, which currently stand at 80% of the overall oil consumption in Libya. NOC Chairman Dr. Beruuien anticipates there will be three big refineries built in Libya, however it will be the private sector that will play a major role in these investments. 1955 petroleum law of Libya is being revised and NOC is also reviewing their EPSA models to encourage investment in Libya. NOC hopes for an oil production of 1.7 million barrels per day by the end of 2013 while the operating costs remain very low - close to US $5.5 per barrel. Dr. Berruien expects more oil discoveries in Libya as many areas have not been fully explored yet.

Nechirvan Barzani, the Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region An Interview with Nechirvan Barzani: The Priority is to Achieve Self-Sufficiency within the new Federal Iraq

Nechirvan Barzani, Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government

The government of Kurdistan Region is doing everything necessary to achieve self-sufficiency of the Region within the new federal Iraq. Kurdistan Region is well-known for its investment-friendly law thanks to which the Investment Board of Kurdistan has been so far able to attract more than $22 billion of investments since 2006. Mr. Barzani also stresses the importance of understanding and recognition of the difficulties the Region had to overcome in the past.

Peshraw Majid Agha, Chairman of Falcon Group Biggest Project in Iraq -- The Empire World: Exclusive Interview

Peshraw Majid Agha, Chairman of Falcon Group

Empire World's Marriott Hotel will be a unique hotel catering for needs of all visitors of Erbil, including business travelers. Peshraw Majid Agha has a positive outlook for the real estate in Erbil, which is now one of the most important cities in Iraq for businesses. The prices in Erbil are increasing and investments are flowing into the region at a substantial rate. Peshraw Majid Agha also discusses the other divisions of Falcon Group: Falcon Oil & Gas and Falcon Security.

Nawzad Hadi, Governor of Erbil $25 Billion Spent on Development of Erbil Governorate Between 2004-2012

Nawzad Hadi, Governor of Erbil

$25 billion had been spent on the development of the Erbil governorate in between 2004 and 2012, resulting in profound changes in different sectors, including construction and infrastructure, which predisposed Erbil to become an important trade center not only for Iraqi Kurdistan but for all of Iraq; thus becoming, for some, the economic capital of Iraq. Accommodating 37 nationalities and 27 consulates, Erbil boasts with an unemployment rate of about 5% and was named the tourism capital of 2014.

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