GERMAN BANKS COMING TO TERMS WITH BIOMETRICS TO FIGHT COMMERCIAL CRIME
BY JENS KASTNER, in Hamburg
GERMAN banks pride themselves on their reliability and safety, but they too are vulnerable to hacking and are exploring biometrics to boost their security. But ensuring these systems are truly safe will be no easy task, Jens Kastner reports.
FINNISH FAST FOOD CHAIN HESBURGER TAKES ON THE CHALLENGES OF EAST EUROPEAN MARKETS
BY JOHN PAGNI, in Helsinki
A FINNISH burger chain that has taken the plunge into some of Europe’s most challenging eastern markets now has almost as many outlets abroad as in its home market.
SUCCESSFUL SPIRITS ENTREPRENEURS BUILD NEW HIGH-END RUM FACTORY ON GRENADA
BY GEMMA HANDY, in St John’s, Antigua
Spirits entrepreneurs who successfully overturned the fortunes of Bruichladdich whisky on Islay are building a new rum factory on the Caribbean island of Grenada.
MULTIPLE TRADE DEALS ALWAYS LIMIT GOVERNMENT POLICY FREEDOMS – A POLITICAL TRUTH UNDERMINING BREXITEER ‘CONTROL’ GOALS
BY KEITH NUTHALL
BRITAIN is about to embark on a withdrawal from the European Union (EU) that could leave its government with much less control over many policies and laws than at present because the policy’s promoters – dubbed Brexiteers – may have ignored a major contradiction in future trade policy.
UK BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP VOTE ALARMS OVERSEAS TERRITORIES
BY KEITH NUTHALL and MELISSA WILLIAMS-SAMBRANO, in Port of Spain, Trinidad
A VOTE by the UK parliament to insist that Britain’s overseas territories introduce publicly available beneficial ownership registers by December 31, 2020, has sparked anger and dismay within these autonomous, mainly small island, jurisdictions.
MAJOR INDIAN FOOD ASSOCIATIONS OPPOSE PLANNED SINGLE USE PLASTICS BAN
BY MINI PANT ZACHARIAH, in Mumbai
MAJOR Indian food industry associations have attacked the Indian government plan to ban single use plastics across India by 2022.
DUBAI SHOW SEES LAUNCH OF SMART SOFTWARE PLATFORMS TO BOOST AIRPORT SECURITY
BY HEBA HASHEM, in Dubai Honeywell has introduced new smart solutions during the Dubai Airport Show that are designed to make life easier for every day airport operation. US-based Honeywell launched a smart software suite, NAVITAS, designed to help improve the safety and efficiency of airside operations by increasing connectivity through Internet of Things technology.
EUROFER WARNS OVER JOB LOSSES RELATED TO USA METAL DUTIES
BY LIZ NEWMARK, in Brussels
EUROPEAN steel association EUROFER’s communications director Charles De Lusignan told Metal Bulletin on March 13 that the impact of the USA’s steel and aluminium duties through a loss of US exports, combined with a surge of EU imports, could force EU steel producers to reduce production by more than 10 million tonnes.
HK INSTITUTE LAUNCHES NEW PROGRAMME TO MENTOR YOUNG HR HOPEFULS
By Poorna Rodrigo THE HR sector in Hong Kong has developed a new mentorship programme to coach young would-be personnel professionals so that they can get a head start in their career.