INDIA: BANKNOTES FOR VOTES CORRUPTS BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
BY RAGHAVENDRA VERMA, in New Delhi
INDIAN authorities have seized more than US$120 million worth of unaccounted cash during the six-week long general election that concluded in May. Law enforcers have warned that this could be for vote buying, making a future government susceptible to corruption, promoting graft in business. Raghavendra Verma reports from New Delhi.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICES CORRESPONDENT HONOURED OVER CLIMATE CHANGE REPORTS
INTERNATIONAL News Services’ Bangladesh correspondent A.Z.M Anas has won the Prince Albert II of Monaco and UNCA Global Prize for his coverage of the impact of climate change in his country. He was honoured for writing a series of articles on the grave environmental challenges facing his native Bangladesh.
COMMISSION SETS STRICTER CMR LIMITS FOR TEXTILES
BY LIZ NEWMARK, in Brussels
THE EUROPEAN Commission has adopted a regulation* tightening use restrictions for 33 carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) substances in clothing and textiles.
WORLD’S SMALLEST COMMERCIAL RUNWAY REBUILT – IN SABA, DUTCH CARIBBEAN
BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE WORLD’S shortest commercially-operated runway has been rebuilt, with a new concrete surface replacing the previous degraded asphalt at Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, on Saba, a Dutch Caribbean island.
PLANNED EU RULING MAY REGULATE TATTOO INKS FOR THE FIRST TIME TO AVOID HEALTH RISKS
BY DIANA YORDANOVA, in Brussels and KEITH NUTHALL, in Ottawa
Body artists in Europe may have to reconsider the pigments that they use in future, with the European Union (EU) drafting new rules that could regulate what chemicals can be used in tattoo inks.
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.