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GLOBAL SHIFT TOWARDS BLOCKING ANIMAL TESTING ON COSMETICS CONTINUES TO ROLL FORWARD

MPs in Canada have returned to their House of Commons after the traditional summer break, when they are expected to vote on a draft law, the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, that would ban the testing of cosmetics and their ingredients on annals in Canada and block the sale of personal care products that have been assessed using such techniques.…

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LEADING RUSSIAN COSMETICS AND PERFUME PRODUCERS PROTEST OVER INTRODUCTION OF MARKING PRACTICE

Leading Russian cosmetics and perfume producers have called on Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to block the introduction of mandatory security labelling rules in the country’s personal care product industry to help the fight against counterfeiting and piracy.

This follows the May 3 approval by the Russian government of a list of goods, that will become subject to mandatory labelling, with each product unit assigned a unique code, creating a labelling system where all identification information will be stored digitally.…

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ASIAN REGULATORY ROUND UP – NEW MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT BUDGET RELEASED

THE NEW Malaysian government has released its first budget – for 2019 – reducing corporation tax for small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 18% to 17% on their first Malaysian Ringgit MYR500,000 (USD119,484) of taxable income. It has also tightened rules on companies transferring up to 70% of their losses to the balance sheet of a related company – limiting such transfers to three years’ contiguous tax returns, there are currently no time limits.…

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GREECE DELOITTE BOSS SHOWS HOW PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING FIRMS CAN THRIVE IN TIMES OF FINANCIAL REGULATORY REFORM

Dimitris Koutsopoulos, CEO of Deloitte Greece, identifies three key policy points promoting his company’s success: maintain a culture of professionalism in the workplace; provide services that are of high quality to clients; and invest in employee training to implement new technology.…

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COMPANIES ADVISED TO DEVELOP HOLISTIC DEFENCES TO CYBERCRIME, AS 2019 ATTACKS MAYBE MORE PROLIFIC AND SOPHISTICATED THAN IN 2018

From an irritating slowdown in access to files to loss of significant sums of money – or business closure – and potentially loss of life, cybercrime is set to wreak further havoc in the business world in 2019. Security experts warn it is no longer enough to expect IT departments to keep ahead of the threat and fix any harm done, it is in the top five business risks that should be handled at board level to mitigate the challenge effectively.…

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ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS AND PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING BOOSTS GEOTEXTILE SALES

WITH environmental concerns increasingly important worldwide as a key plank of sustainable development, the role that effective geo-textiles can play in ensuring infrastructure performs effectively in the longer term is underpinning demand for these products.

In June 2017, Global Market Insights released a report on geotextile market size by material, application, region, price, market share and forecasts for 2017–2024, which stated that “positive application outlook in construction, agriculture, erosion control, and drainage should drive geotextile market size” globally.…

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CANADA’S CANNABIS LEGALISATION OFFERS INVESTMENT GAINS FOR TOBACCO INDUSTRY, AND LEAF PRODUCTION COOPERATION

FACED with ever tightening restrictions on production, marketing and distribution, the tobacco sector is keeping a close eye on how the legalisation in Canada of another largely smoked product – cannabis – rolls out. On October 17, 2018, the consumption and cultivation of cannabis in Canada will become legal, making it the first G7 country to legalise recreational cannabis nationwide.…

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EBRD LOAN BOOSTING TURKISH ACRYLIC PRODUCTION

A SYNDICATED loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is enabling Turkish company Aksa Akrilik, already one of the world’s largest manufacturers of acrylic and acrylic fibres, to significantly expand its operations.
The EBRD loan agreement, signed in July and covering seven years, was the fourth the bank has provided to Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayi A.S.,

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CHARITIES STILL STRUGGLE TO AVOID BEING TAINTED WITH TERRORIST FINANCING

Charities continue to be at risk of being exploited by terrorist groups looking to transfer money and finance their operations, with the Middle East a high-risk area.

These non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are, however, criticising the extra scrutiny the sector is facing from regulators, banks and governments, saying it is driving charity financing into the shadows, actually increasing risks of financing by crime and terror groups.…

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UNINETTUNO – ITALY’S TOP ONLINE UNIVERSITY HARNESSING 3D TECH TO ENHANCE LEARNING

With traditional universities increasingly using web-based learning as a way of recruiting students world-wide, University World News spoke to the head of Italy’s top online university to see how it has developed a successful model for international higher learning

Enrollments for the 2018-2019 school year at the Rome-based International Telematic University, Uninettuno, have exceeded expectations, university rector Maria Amata Garito, shared with UWN: “I can confirm that enrolments have jumped quite a bit this year – up by circa 200% compared to last year,” said Garito.…

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