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SA COATINGS SALES CONTINUE TO RISE – BUT INDUSTRY FEARS IMPACT OF WEAKNESS IN OVERALL ECONOMY



SALES within the South African home paint market are expected to reach USD416.6 million (South African Rand ZAR5.96 billion) in the year to December 2019, up from USD358 million (ZAR5.12 billion) in the previous year, but industry association officials fear this growth could be hit by South Africa’s weak general economy in the coming year.…

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UZBEKISTAN CLOTHING SECTOR EYES MAJOR INCREASE IN EXPORTS AS GOVERNMENT PUSHES AHEAD WITH LIBERALIZATION PROGRAMME



THE UZBEKISTAN clothing and textile industry is eyeing a major increase in clothing and textile imports as its government liberalises what was until three-years-ago a largely unreformed post-Soviet state. A key goal is swapping raw cotton exports for overseas sales of added value textiles and clothing.…

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION APPROVES MAJOR LITHIUM ION SUBSIDY SCHEME – BENEFITING MINERS, PROCESSERS, MANUFACTURERS AND RECYCLERS



THE APPROVAL of a EUR3.2 billion set of subsidies by seven European Union (EU) member states could generate a major mineral supply and processing chain to manufacture lithium ion batteries within Europe. A decision announced yesterday (December 9) by the EU executive, the European Commission, loosening its usually tight control of national government support for industry, effectively greenlights a major collaborative project designed to strengthen European battery production.…

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MAJOR UK LAW FIRM LAUDS HMRC FRAUD UNIT FOR CLAWING BACK EVADED TAXES



Fraud busting measures by British tax and customs authorities netted an additional GBP5.4 billion (USD7 billion) for state coffers in 2018, according to research from law firm Pinsent Masons. It found that the Fraud Investigation Service (FIS) in Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) clawed back the extra billions in large part through tax and fines following investigations into criminal gangs importing illegal cigarettes and alcohol, which accounted for GBP2.9 billion (USD3.77 billion) that year.…

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INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ROUND-UP – MEPs LOSE PATIENCE OVER BEE PROTECTION AS EUROPEAN HONEY PRODUCTION CONTINUES TO SUFFER



THE EUROPEAN Parliament has called for a more robust approach to defend European honey production, as bee numbers continue to fall. In a motion supported almost unanimously, the EP’s environment committee has called for the European Union (EU) Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) – which is now under review – to include active steps on reducing pesticide use, which MEPs blame for honey bee deaths.…

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MAJOR INTERNATIONAL BRANDS USING E COMMERCE LINKS TO MAINTAIN POSITION IN CHINA'S GROWING BEAUTY MARKET



A queue formed at the L’Oréal stand at November’s China International Import Expo fair, in Shanghai: the French firm had set up photo opportunities to appeal the ‘Da ka’ set – Chinese slang referring to generation of selfie-taking youths who seemingly live to photograph themselves at important landmarks.…

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RUSSIA’S BEAUTY INDUSTRY IN SUSPENSE OVER LOOMING PERFUME LABELLING



Businesses across the personal care product sector have expressed concern about a comprehensive national digital marking and traceability system that the Russian government plans to comprehensively put in place by 2024. A limited selection of products are being used to trial the system from the New Year and this includes perfumes.…

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VIETNAM TO PRESENT ROADMAP FOR INNOVATION AND MODERNISATION OF TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY



THE VIETNAMESE government’s Institute for Industry Policy and Strategy (IPS) has said that it will present a “review and roadmap for innovation and modernisation of textile technology” before the end of the year to speed up innovation in the sectors.

The roadmap will contain a comprehensive system of solutions including human resource training, investment promotion, preferential loans and changes to regulations of Vietnam’s National Technology Innovation Fund, a state financial institution that provides preferential loans, subsidised loan interest and loan guarantees as well as granting expenses to organisations, individuals and enterprises that carry out research, technology transfer and innovation.…

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INDONESIA TO INNOVATE IN RAYON PRODUCTION AS IT SEEKS INDUSTRY 4.0 COMPETITIVE EDGE



INDONESIA is seeking to diversify its fibre production, developing new ways of utilising this country’s significant biomass to produce fibres such as rayon to create low-cost and quality clothing and achieve global competitiveness, the country’s industry ministry has told WTiN.com.

“The Indonesian textile and clothing sector is headed in a new direction, with rayon serving as a substitute for cotton,” said Muhdori, the ministry’s director of the textile, leather and footwear industry.…

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NASCENT HYDROGEN CAR MARKET STARTS TO DEVELOP IN EUROPE



THE DEVELOPMENT and use of hydrogen-fuelled automobiles is starting to gather pace in the European Union (EU), with the EU’s executive, the European Commission encouraging growth in this environment-friendly segment as it pursues a goal of achieving a climate-neutral Europe by 2050.…

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