An Interview with National Standard’s President, Hugo Barreca
Hugo Barreca, you are the President & COO of National Standard Finance, LLC and are based in the New York office.
Agricultural Infrastructure: A Guarantee to Job Creation, Poverty Reduction and Food Security
When we talk of infrastructure development, agricultural infrastructure is often the least mentioned, if mentioned at all! It’s not a surprise as people love to talk about power, roads, rail, airports, ports etc. It’s considered “sexy” to talk about these others, yet when we talk we forget that our tummies are full from agricultural produce! We forget, right?
Nigeria’s Power Crisis Defined
Nigeria is Africa's largest oil producer, but suffers from a stunning shortage of power. The millions of barrels of bony light pumped do not translate into energy that ordinary Nigerians can use.
Impact Investing Driving Quality of Life and Economic Growth
So what is the mission of National Standard in Africa? We make a difference in the lives of people by investing in social and economic infrastructure to re-brand Africa and ultimately improving the standards of living of millions of families and residents. We are game changers. Our investments must be Impact Investments, not just make…
21st Century Healthcare Across Africa
Sponsored by the Catholic Church Health System (The Vatican, Roma, Italy) and underwritten by National Standard Finance, LLC and Healthby The Catholic Church or commonly known as The Vatican in Roma, Italy manages the world’s largest network of global hospitals and medical clinics spanning all continents with hundreds of years of history operating global healthcare.…
New Refinery Plus 1,500 New Jobs Coming to Rivers State and Nigeria
National Standard Finance is delighted to announce its first major investment in Nigeria as part of its recently announced Economic Stimulus plan for Nigeria.
The New Marshall Plan and Economic Stimulus for Nigeria
The Nigerian government’s revenue and financial position is free fall and has declined sharply in 2015. The data below was reported by Nigeria government officials by international news outlets including the Daily Mail in the U.K. that reported the following. A cash shortage caused by low oil prices has forced Nigeria to borrow heavily through…
The State of Africa Infrastructure Investment in Turbulent Times
THE world has an infrastructure problem, Africa is at the top of the list. African governments find themselves fiscally strained by retracting economies, reduced tax revenues and oil receipts due to low oil prices, State Owned Enterprises across parts of Africa are struggling and starved for cash such as South Africa utility giant, Eskom and greater…