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MULTIPLE TRADE DEALS ALWAYS LIMIT GOVERNMENT POLICY FREEDOMS – A POLITICAL TRUTH UNDERMINING BREXITEER ‘CONTROL’ GOALS

BY KEITH NUTHALL

BRITAIN is about to embark on a withdrawal from the European Union (EU) that could leave its government with much less control over many policies and laws than at present because the policy’s promoters – dubbed Brexiteers – may have ignored a major contradiction in future trade policy.

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UK BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP VOTE ALARMS OVERSEAS TERRITORIES

BY KEITH NUTHALL and MELISSA WILLIAMS-SAMBRANO, in Port of Spain, Trinidad

 

A VOTE by the UK parliament to insist that Britain’s overseas territories introduce publicly available beneficial ownership registers by December 31, 2020, has sparked anger and dismay within these autonomous, mainly small island, jurisdictions.

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MAJOR INDIAN FOOD ASSOCIATIONS OPPOSE PLANNED SINGLE USE PLASTICS BAN

BY MINI PANT ZACHARIAH, in Mumbai

MAJOR Indian food industry associations have attacked the Indian government plan to ban single use plastics across India by 2022.

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DUBAI SHOW SEES LAUNCH OF SMART SOFTWARE PLATFORMS TO BOOST AIRPORT SECURITY

BY HEBA HASHEM, in Dubai Honeywell has introduced new smart solutions during the Dubai Airport Show that are designed to make life easier for every day airport operation.  US-based Honeywell launched a smart software suite, NAVITAS, designed to help improve the safety and efficiency of airside operations by increasing connectivity through Internet of Things technology.

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EUROFER WARNS OVER JOB LOSSES RELATED TO USA METAL DUTIES

BY LIZ NEWMARK, in Brussels 

EUROPEAN steel association EUROFER’s communications director Charles De Lusignan told Metal Bulletin on March 13 that the impact of the USA’s steel and aluminium duties through a loss of US exports, combined with a surge of EU imports, could force EU steel producers to reduce production by more than 10 million tonnes.

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HK INSTITUTE LAUNCHES NEW PROGRAMME TO MENTOR YOUNG HR HOPEFULS

By Poorna Rodrigo THE HR sector in Hong Kong has developed a new mentorship programme to coach young would-be personnel professionals so that they can get a head start in their career.

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BRAZIL DIGITAL TEXTILE COMPANY PROSPERS FROM BUILDING DOMESTIC BRANDS WITH BRIGHT FABRICS

  ‘Colourful’,’ young’, ‘big’ and ‘clever’ are words often bandied about to describe the positive qualities of Brazil, and they certainly could be used to define La Estampa, a Brazilian textile company specialising in digital print B2B. With a global print capacity of 25,000 metres per day, La Estampa is able to punch its weight in global digital textile markets. And as digital textile printing becomes increasingly important, La Estampa is ready to capitalise on new business – its output is already 70% digital. Another strength is that ...
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SOMALIA’S INDUSTRIAL MINERALS SECTOR FACES HUGE CHALLENGES – BUT THE RESOURCE POTENTIAL IS SIGNIFICANT

Industrial minerals experts in Somalia are calling for the passage of laws to guide exploration and mining for the sector, now that the country is at last moving towards stability after decades of civil war. There is a consensus that Somalia has huge potential for producing industrial minerals, that could help re-establish the country’s economy. But exploration, mining and processing has yet to commence, with insecurity and political instability is still endemic, given the weak central government has varying degrees of control outside the capital Mogadishu ...
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ANTI-FRAUD SPENDING GROWING FROM LOW BASE – BUT LACK OF RISK ASSESSMENTS IMPEDES EFFORT

ANTI-FRAUD measures are expensive, and investment is growing from a low base yet surprisingly few companies keep tabs on the impact of fraud on their profit/loss margins. Annual fraud losses are estimated to cost the UK more than GBP193 billion (USD240 billion), according to the 2016 Annual Fraud Indicator report prepared by the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies at southern England’s University of Portsmouth in partnership with data services group Experian and accountants PKF Littlejohn. “No one knows the true cost of fraud in the UK, but it’s taking place ...
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UKRANIAN GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO DOMESTIC TEXTILE PRODUCERS

THE UKRAINE government has proposed a package of policies aimed at supporting domestic textile manufacturers who continue to struggle with the country’s ongoing economic and political turmoil. Ukraine Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman announced the initiative on June 20, which involves spending USD150 million between 2017 and 2020.   Ukrainian government figures say the country’s domestic textile and clothing manufacturing accounts for 1% of national GDP, compared to 11-12% when Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union. Under the plans released by ...
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