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FORMER INS CORRESPONDENT PUBLISHES MYANMAR MEMOIR

A FORMER correspondent for International News Services has published a memoir about the four years she lived in Myanmar.



Our Home in Myanmar is written by Australian journalist, Jessica Mudditt, who moved to Yangon with her Bangladeshi husband in 2012 to join The Myanmar Times. She also worked at the country’s state-run newspaper during the historic elections of 2015, and was a consultant for the United Nations and the British Embassy.…

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PMI WARNS OF EXPANDING ILLICIT ONLINE SALES PLATFORMS

Philip Morris International (PMI) has warned that cigarette smugglers and counterfeiters are expanding the platforms they use to generate illicit sales during the Covid-19 pandemic.

A spokesperson said: “Covid-19 has accelerated the trend of illicit markets moving toward e-commerce and cyberspace, while also expanding the range of goods being sold online and on the dark web. This may redefine the route of illicit goods to market.”

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Streets of Lagos, Photo By Samuel Okocha

International News Services’ Nigeria correspondent explores Lagos city life in vivid photographic book

LAGOS is Nigeria and Africa’s most populous city - a fast-moving and changing metropolis that plays home to both the country’s super-rich and the super-poor. It’s Nigeria’s commercial capital. It is the hub of its dynamic music industry, growing arts scene and tech startups.

International News Services’ Nigeria correspondent, Samuel Okocha, has produced a photographic book showing a candid glimpse of the city. “It’s also a product of my strong interests in street photography which has been therapeutic for me,” Samuel said. “Street photography helps me slow down in a crazy fast moving city like Lagos.…

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International News Services is southern England ‘Media Company of the Year’

International News Services has won a prestigious business award for southern England – being named Media Company of the Year by the UK’s Southern Enterprise Awards for dynamic small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The agency was one of 5,000 businesses assessed by organiser SME News, Britain’s national publication for groundbreaking and innovative businesses.

SME News has the story about our agency – see Global News Agency Offers Specialist Media Outlets a Window on the World

Also see https://www.sme-news.co.uk/awards/uk-southern-business-awards/

The award panel said:

“20 years established, International News Services clearly owes its longevity and client reach within the industry to its highly experienced multilingual international team of reporters and editors, alongside its honest, upfront and trustworthy approach to its clients across the globe.

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SE ASIA BEAUTY SECTOR LOOKS TO ESCAPE COVID 19



THE PERSONAL care product sector in south-east Asia has been looking ahead to how it emerges from the Covid-19 crisis, which has hit this diverse region in differing ways.

According to Finland-based Global Research & Data Services, sales of personal care products in Malaysia’s 31.6 million people market last year (2019) were worth USD557 million, based on UN data.…

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NORDIC BEAUTY MARKET HIT BY COVID-19, BUT FUNDAMENTAL STRENGTHS REMAIN

THE NORDIC region’s beauty market has, like every other country, been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the stability of societies in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland has meant that their retail sectors have avoided some of the chaos linked to the health emergency that that has harmed other markets.

All five countries are also developed economies, whose consumers have money to keep their personal care product traders afloat.

According to Finland-based Global Research & Data Services, sales of personal care products in Norway’s 5.3 million people market last year (2019) were worth USD700 million, based on UN data.…

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INDIAN CAPITAL EXPANDS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AS AIR TRAFFIC GROWS FAST

INDIRA Gandhi International airport (IGAI) in New Delhi, India have released an artist’s impression of upcoming domestic Terminal 1, now under construction, which will be ready by June 2022.

Situated at five-kilometre road distance from the main international Terminal 3, it will have 22 air bridges and 82 aircraft stands spread over 629,285 sqm with the building itself covering 192,985 sqm. This is part of a wider IGAI airport expansion project costing USD1.3 billion, which includes a new 4.4 km long fourth runway, 2.2 km long dual aircraft elevated taxiway and additional vehicular traffic lanes at arrival and departure forecourts.…

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EUROPEAN DAIRY SECTOR ENCOURAGED BY RUSSIA LOOSENING IMPORT BAN TO COPE WITH COVID-19

THE EUROPEAN dairy sector has welcomed the opening of an infant formula import quota by the Russian government as it shores up essential supplies to cope with the Covid-19 outbreak.

Moscow’s action on 90% demineralized whey powder followed up an announcement made in March 19 by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin that from March 20 “for one month, all restrictions on the supply of essential goods, including customs, are cancelled”. This was followed up by a government plan allowing for the easing of sanctions-related restrictions – see http://static.government.ru/media/files/vBHd4YRxpULCaUNNTFLVpPSZbMCIA2Zq.pdf…

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GROWING DESIRE FOR WELLNESS EXPANDS SALE OF NICHE BEAUTY PRODUCTS FOR EXERCISE AND ATHLETICS

The intersection between beauty products, fashion and sport has never been so mainstream. This was evident last year when popular yoga and athletic-apparel brand, Vancouver, Canada-based Lululemon Athletica Inc launched in June (2019) its own athleisure gender-neutral beauty and personal care line (BPC), called ‘lululemon selfcare’.

Comprised of a dry shampoo, deodorant, face moisturiser, lip balm, and more recently, body lotion, the line is sold only in North America and available in gym or travel sizes. “For over 20 years, lululemon has been focused on solving athletes’ needs.…

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OPINION: Canada Rail Distruptions and the Need for Reconciliation

CANADA'S rail system has been disrupted by blockades of lines by indigenous Canadians angered by a pipeline construction dispute in northern British Columbia, which has upset some local hereditary chiefs.

While this dispute is happening thousands of kilometres away from where most Canadians (settler or indigenous) live, this dispute illustrates how tough it is to get appropriate sign-off from indigenous communities on pipeline projects and how it is underpinned by centuries’ old struggles involving indigenous Canadians.…

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