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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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Lebanese Banks Are Battling It On In A Difficult Environment

By Paul Cochrane in Beirut

Lebanon’s banks are at the frontline, both literally – the country borders war-ravaged Syria north and east – and as they negotiate to preserve or recover correspondent relationships in a de-risking environment.

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EMA SAYS RULES ON PHTHALATES IN MEDICINES WILL NOT BLOCK ESSENTIAL TREATMENTS

German pharma major Boehringer Ingelheim has called for and received reassurance from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) that planned controls on the use of certain phthalates in pharmaceuticals will not lead to swift bans of products. It was commenting on draft EMA guidance on the use of phthalates as excipients in human medicines. Boehringer asked where phthalates exceed EMA’s planned limits and reformulations are not possible, would EMA insist on voluntary withdrawals of products, a phase-out of supplies, and could label updates alone be required? In reply ...
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UK drinks association warns its relationship with EU industry bodies may change post-Brexit

By Andrew Burnyeat   Britain’s Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WTSA) has said its formal relationship with pan-European Union (EU) associations could change should the UK government go ahead with its Brexit referendum mandate and quit the EU.

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SOUTH AMERICAN COSMETICS FIGHTING FALLING LOCAL CURRENCIES

South America’s cosmetics and personal care sector is looking to bounce back from a slowdown caused by the region’s macroeconomic troubles, but political pressures and regional trade alliances are driving individual country markets down divergent paths. Over the last year, countries across the region have been buffeted by economic turmoil that has had a knock-on impact on the cosmetics sector. Amid a range of concerns, one that has particularly affected the sector is widespread currency devaluations against the dollar. “The value of consumption in the ...
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COSMETICS BENEFITS SHOULD BE WRITTEN IN LAW, SAYS COSMETICS EUROPE PRESIDENT

Using cosmetics is not just window dressing, but can boost real happiness in consumers, European industry organisation Cosmetics Europe president Loïc Armand has told Soap, Perfumery & Cosmetics in an exclusive interview. Speaking on the sidelines of the Cosmetics Europe Week 2016 conference ‘Personal Care in a Changing World’ (June 13-17), Armand said: “People think that cosmetics are just about looking good, and that they are just superficial, but I think it should be recognised in law that cosmetic products can have real well-being benefits.” As ...
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