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HALDIRAM’S USE AMAZON TO TARGET NEW AMERICAN CONSUMERS



Haldiram’s, Indian snacks, confectionery and food service major, is to use Amazon’s e-retail platform to market its products online in the United States.

“This will facilitate and enhance the experience of our customers in United States,” Gaurav Mahajan, head of marketing for Haldiram Snacks Pvt Ltd in New Delhi, told just-food, “it is a huge market and we expect to increase our sales by four to five percent” there.…

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IAF FASHION CONVENTION HEARS HOW OUTSOURCING CENTRES NEED TO FOCUS ON DIGITALISATION TO ATTRACT SALES AND FDI



With an improving law and order situation, business-friendly policies from its elected government, and incoming Chinese investment under the Beijing-backed CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) programme, Pakistan is becoming an increasingly attractive location for foreign direct investment, especially in the textile and clothing sector, an international conference has been told.…

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ECB REVOKES AUSTRIAN BANK LICENCE OVER MONEY LAUNDERING



Money laundering and due diligence failings led the European Central Bank (ECB) to revoke the licence of one of Austria’s oldest financial institutions with immediate effect last week (on November 15). The Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA – Finanzmarktaufsicht Österreich), which had recommended the move to the ECB, announced that the European Union (EU) institution had revoked the licence of Anglo Austrian AAB Bank AG, which was known as Bank Meinl until June. …

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AUSTRALIA DAIRY SECTOR FEARS IT WILL LOSE OUT FROM EU TRADE DEAL MANDATING GI PROTECTION



A free trade deal between Europe and Australia is in the making but European Union (EU) trade negotiators have managed to generate some serious concerns among Australian dairy industry in the process. The EU wants Australia to recognise the exclusive rights of EU cheesemakers to the traditional names of almost 60 different types of cheeses through Australia recognising EU geographical indications (GI) within any agreement.…

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ALSTOM FINED GBP15 MILLION FOR TUNISIAN TRAM CONTRACT BRIBES



The British subsidiary of French engineering giant Alstom has been fined GBP15 million (USD19.37 million) plus GBP1.4 million (USD1.8 million) costs over bribes it paid to win a key contract to build trams to serve the Tunisian capital Tunis. The fine comes more than a year after Alstom Network UK’s April 2018 conviction for bribery and corruption, in a case brought by the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO). …

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USA HEMP SUPPLIES COULD INCREASE FOR BEAUTY SECTOR NOW USDA RULES ARE IN PLACE



The USA cosmetics industry is expecting to benefit from recently promulgated United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) rules that would facilitate increased legal cultivation of the hemp plant – the botanical source for cannabidiol (CBD), an ingredient already widely available in the US for pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications.…

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NATURAL AFRICAN LOOKS INCREASE IN PREDOMINANCE AS SUB-SAHARAN BEAUTY MARKETS BECOME MORE SOPHISTICATED



Beauty markets in sub-Saharan Africa are becoming more sophisticated, and with this comes an increasing desire by consumers to use cosmetics that better match their own skin and hair characteristics, rather than utilising products that of more universal appeal.

Nigeria’s personal care product industry continues to grow, and given its population is the largest in Africa – now estimated by the United Nations at 200 million – this market inevitably has the most potential in the continent.…

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CANS PLAY IMPORTANT ROLE IN DELIVERING FOOD AND DRINK TO THE NEEDY IN DISASTER ZONES



METAL cans play an important role in enabling aid agencies to deliver food and drink to needy people in disaster zones and areas of food scarcity – being sturdy, stackable, and recyclable. The scale of some of these operations and hence their demand for canned food and drink is huge.…

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TECHNOLOGY COULD BE THE SOLUTION FOR PUSHING ML&TF OUT OF VIRTUAL CURRENCIES, SAY EXPERTS



Robust international enforcement of revised AML guidance will improve current weaknesses in cryptocurrency compliance, according to financial services analysts.

Current figures indicate about 3,000 separate cryptocurrencies being traded with a value of USD221 billion, according to Yahoo Finance on October 8.

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VIETNAM’S CAR IMPORTS SURGE AS THAILAND, INDONESIA-BASED MANUFACTURING FINALLY COPES WITH RED TAPE – INDICATING MAJOR POTENTIAL AS FUTURE MARKET



A sharp increase in imports of cars into Vietnam has underlined how this south-east Asian country of 96 million people, could become a major auto market, especially as Vietnamese drivers move from motorcycles to cars.

At present, the motorcycle is king in Vietnam.…

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