Azerbaijan: A phoenix rising
Standing at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Azerbaijan has been the world’s fastest growing economy over the past decade and is set to become a key regional partner for the west.
The Brazilian political landscape, post-protests
“What happened to those people that are no longer poor but suddenly able to dream? For them, freedom and social democracy are no longer enough.” Vice-president Michel Temer talks about what is next for Brazil.
Brazil’s ‘growing pains’ present new opportunities
Mauro Borges Lemos, president of the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development, sees Brazil in a period of transition and set to become “one of the most important frontiers for international capitalism in the world today.”
Q&A with Gilberto Carvalho, Chief Minister of the General Secretariat of the Presidency of Brazil
After serving as former President Lula's chief of staff for eight years, Gilberto Carvalho has been President Dilma’s general secretary for three years.
Q&A with Wu Zhiliang, president of the Macau Foundation
While Macau is still best-known for its casinos, Wu Zhiliang explains how funds collected from a levy on the city's booming gambling industry allow the Macau Foundation to fund research, promote cultural exchanges and raise awareness of the city's five centuries of rich history and traditions.
Interview with Baroness Emma Nicholson
In her role as Executive Chairman of the Iraq Britain Business Council, Baroness Nicholson discusses the organisation's work in Iraq, particularly the business development opportunities in the Kurdistan Region.
Q&A with President Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf
Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf talks about Switzerland's plans to reposition itself as both a laboratory of ideas for the world and a trusted financial centre.
Branding a country
Q&A with The High Commissioner for Brand Spain
Interview with BG's President
The following year after Mr Silva's arrival, British Gas began production on the enormous Lula oil field, first discovered in 2006 and leading the pre-salt boom in Brazil’s offshore oil industry.
Seychelles: A travel option for curious tourists
“Tourism is the mainstay of our economy. We have a dedicated minister, but it’s the private sector that is driving the work forward.” These words, spoken by Elsia Grandcourt, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, are sure to cause pangs of envy among many African tourism institutions.
A leader's outlook
Q&A with the new Premier of Bermuda Craig Cannonier
After 5 months in office the Premier has some clear objectives to ensure the island’s long-term future. These include bolstering Bermuda’s reputation as a venue of choice for financial services, developing sustainable tourism and educating top-notch talents at home.
A golden partnership, a golden opportunity
Links between Germany and Azerbaijan span two centuries, and today the two countries are building on these ties to develop partnerships – both political and economic.
Baku: Olympic city
In recent years, Azerbaijan has been using its booming economy to invest in sporting success and is now looking forward to 2015, when its capital Baku will play host to the inaugural European Olympic Games.
Can the World Cup change Brazil's image abroad?
The World Cup offers an opportunity for Brazil to publicise its lesser-known charms. Six of the country's key figures reveal the country's other side.
A year after taking office, Gibraltar's Environment Minister John Cortes has set out an agenda that puts sustainable development and renewable energy at the heart of the territory's future
With a focus on successful sustainable development, the country is taking the right steps to fuel its future
Next world-class corridor
With modern infrastructure and a geo-strategic location, Mexico hopes to become a key commercial and trans-shipment hub for the region.
The Bermuda of the Indian Ocean?
After decades of investment in education and infrastructure, Mauritius is capitalising on its strategic location to position itself as an advanced financial services centre.
Sri Lanka smile
Sri Lanka is fast regaining its spot on the tourist map, with its warm, friendly people the key attraction.