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INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ROUND UP – CHINA SUGAR DUTIES CHALLENGED AT WTO

CHINA’S imposition of temporary safeguard duties to protect its sugar industry have been challenged at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), with sugar giant Brazil arguing Beijing’s tariffs break global commerce rules. In a signal that Brazil might be considering launching a disputes case against China, diplomats for the South American country told a WTO safeguards committee meeting that the duties broke the WTO agreement on safeguards and the general agreement on tariffs and trade (GATT). …

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PANAMA TIGHTENS UP ITS AML RULES, BUT UNDER-FUNDING OF ENFORCEMENT REMAINS A PROBLEM

PANAMA has been reforming its anti-money laundering (AML) regulations at a rapid rate as it tries to change perceptions of the country as a hub of money laundering and tax evasion. However, with serious loopholes remaining and grave doubts over its lack of investigative capacity, it remains some way from shedding its unwanted reputation.…

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SINGAPORE MANPOWER MINISTRY STRENGTHENS PUSH TO TAP LOCAL WORKFORCE BEFORE IMPORTING FOREIGN TALENT

SINGAPORE may be a global hub for business but the city state’s ministry of manpower is keen to ensure that its employers consider Singaporeans fairly for local jobs when recruiting. And currently there are nearly 300 companies placed on a government watchlist for not doing so, a ministry spokesperson told People Management.…

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WHEN ACCOUNTANTS BECOME VENTURE CAPITALISTS

DUBLIN-based accountancy firm BDO is planning to start a new EUR100 million investment fund to assist fast expanding mid-sized Irish companies in unlocking further growth opportunities. This will be the successor fund to an already existing BDO Development Capital Fund (DCF) worth EUR75 million.…

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TUNISIA SPA AND SALON DOMESTIC SALES GROW, EVEN AS FOREIGN TOURISM SOFTENS

THE ARAB Spring, for all its faults, inconsistencies and disappointments, has delivered the world one thriving open and pluralistic Arab society – Tunisia – where women especially have seized new freedoms and spending power. This is reflected in spending on spa and salon services in the country, where, according to market researcher Euromonitor International, in the year of the 2011 Jasmine Revolution the turnover of the Tunisian spa sector was just USD32.4…

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INTERNATIONAL, REGIONAL AND NATIONAL STANDARDS OFFER GOOD PRACTICE AS TEXTILE DIGITALISATION SPEEDS AHEAD

IN a cutting-edge area of the textile sector such as digital manufacturing, planning and distribution, it is always helpful to know what the gold standard is for performance. But with technologies still developing and innovation taking hardware and software in directions that are untested – with implications that are as yet unknown – companies may not want to follow the crowd.…

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CAMBODIA’S WEAK AML SYSTEMS CRITICISED BY INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS

THE IMPOVERISHED south-east Asian kingdom of Cambodia shares porous borders with the significantly more dynamic economies of Thailand and Vietnam, is notorious for corruption, has a large casino sector and generates significant earnings from illegal exports.

This precarious mixture of factors has since 2012 consecutively earned Cambodia a spot in the Basel Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Index (from the Basel Institute on Governance) top-10 risk jurisdictions for money laundering.…

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EAST ASIAN MARKETS STILL PRESENTING AMPLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPATS

MOST of East Asia’s dynamic economies have traditionally relied on expats and there are no readily discernible signs that this is decreasing.

In Vietnam, which has been benefitting from production lines migrating from China amid rapidly rising labour and land costs there, increasing the number of expats six-fold since 2004 to almost 100,000 in 2016, the shortage of engineers and managers can be seen throughout most sectors.…

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OPERATION RENEGADE YIELDS IMPORTANT COUNTERFEITING INTELLIGENCE IN ONGOING GLOBAL STRUGGLE AGAINST FAKES

A MAJOR international anti-counterfeiting action ‘Operation Renegade’ did not just seize more than 70,000 counterfeit auto spare parts, oil and air filters, grills, and fuel pumps, and nearly 600 cylinders of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) refrigerants, it yielded valuable anti-smuggling and counterfeiting information.…

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SMALL AND HOPING TO BE BEAUTIFULLY FORMED – QATAR’S LOCAL POPULATION FEEDS DOMESTIC COSMETIC SURGERY MARKET

QATAR is a small country, roughly half the size of Wales and with a population of 2.5 million. But what it lacks in demography and geography, it makes up for in spending power – and its significant cosmetic surgery industry is a key beneficiary.…

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