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AROUND 56 MILLION PAID BRIBES FOR PUBLIC SERVICES IN LATIN AMERICA



More than one in five or around 56 million people who accessed public services in Latin America and the Caribbean last year paid a bribe, according to the latest 18-country survey from Transparency International. The police notched up the highest bribery rate (24%), followed by other public services such as utilities (19%). …

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TURKISH PLASTICS MARKET FACES TOUGH TIMES, BUT HAS STRONG FUNDAMENTALS FOR SUSTAINABLE PROSPERITY



THE TURKISH plastics manufacturing sector has grown exponentially over the past decade, but growth has spluttered over the past year due to the country’s economic downturn and currency depreciation raising the cost of raw materials. Investment has also slowed, but manufacturers are optimistic the sector will rebound, with exports remaining strong.…

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INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ROUND UP – EU-MERCOSUR TRADE DEAL SHOULD PROMOTE FOOD, DRINK SALES



THE TRADE in food and drink between the European Union (EU) and the Mercosur bloc of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay is likely to intensify under a new trade deal between the two regional groupings. The agreement, which now needs ratification, will phase out Mercosur duties on 93% of EU exported food and drink product types, including those on wine (27%); spirits (20% to 35%); soft drinks (20-35%); chocolate (20%); biscuits (16 to 18%); canned peaches (55%).…

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BEAUTY SECTORS IN BRITAIN AND GERMANY BANK ON REPUTATIONS FOR QUALITY MANUFACTURING AND SUSTAINABILITY



WHILE the spectre of Brexit looms over the British economy and hence its beauty markets, the fundamentals of its personal care product sector live on. As the UK ponders leaving the European Union (EU), maybe in October, commentators often cast a wary eye at Germany to see how this economic engine of the EU is performing – maybe to check whether Brexit is as big a business mistake as many experts warn.…

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DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES HELPING WEAVERS BOOST EFFICIENCY AND CUT WASTE



WEAVERS and their mechanical suppliers are increasingly appreciating the benefits of integrating digital technologies into their work practices and equipment. Digital investments are being made to use digitisation in boosting the precision loading of looms with appropriate threads to generating smart fabrics, using virtual visualisation rooms to aid fabric design, and more.…

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EU LAWS DRIVING CHANGE BUT MEETING TARGETS CHALLENGING



EUROPEAN Union (EU) regulations are driving change in plasticisers and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production, as well as recycling, but meeting targets on recycled content is challenging, industry speakers told participants in a June 24-25 media field trip to the Netherlands. The event, inclouding a visit to Dutch Shin-Etsu and Kras Recycling plants, was sponsored by the PVC sector’s 10-year sustainability programme VinylPlus and organised by chemical industry group European Plasticisers.…

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Saba airport before repairs took place. Photo by INS

WORLD’S SMALLEST COMMERCIAL RUNWAY REBUILT – IN SABA, DUTCH CARIBBEAN

THE WORLD’S shortest commercially-operated runway has been rebuilt, with a new concrete surface replacing the previous degraded asphalt at Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, on Saba, a Dutch Caribbean island.

The runway spans just 400 metres overlooking steep cliffs serving an island which is a dormant volcano with few stretches of flat land. The operator, Saba’s island government, has said that with Saba (population around 2,000) having no asphalt plant, longer-lasting concrete was a better financial choice.…

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CLOSURE OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO REFINERY SHAKES UP TWIN ISLAND STATE’S OIL INDUSTRY



THE CLOSURE in November of the only oil refinery in Trinidad & Tobago, after 101 years of producing fuel in this Caribbean twin-island state, has cost thousands of jobs, impacting a large part of the nation’s economy. It means that this republic, which still possesses substantial oil and gas reserves, must now import gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel. …

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TURNING MANURE INTO ENERGY: THE GROWTH OF MANURE-TO-BIOGAS SYSTEMS ON DAIRY FARMS



PROMISING a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, energy cost-savings, sustainable manure management and a diversified revenue stream, the number of anaerobic digestion (AD) plants producing renewable biogas on dairy farms is growing globally. When upgraded to natural gas it can be sold to local utilities companies and used as transportation fuel as well as generate on-farm combined heat and power (CHP) – this biogas can be an important source of income.…

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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO BANKING BODY NOW WANTS 2017 BILL PASSED TO REPAIR COUNTRY’S TAX REPUTATION



Trinidad & Tobago has a problem regarding tax transparency, one that its financial sector and government want to go away. The Caribbean twin-island state remains the only country that is a member of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes Global Forum that is listed as totally non-compliant with its rules – see https://www.oecd.org/tax/transparency/exchange-of-information-on-request/ratings/.…

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