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CANNABIS MONEY LAUNDERING CONTROLS TO BECOME MORE COMPLEX AS LEGALISATION GROWS IN NORTH AMERICA

BY DANIEL SEKULICH, in Toronto; LIZ NEWMARK, in Brussels; ED ZWIRN in New York; and SARAH GIBBONS, in London

WITH the introduction of Bill C-45 into the Canadian House of Commons earlier this year, and its securing a second reading vote in June (see https://openparliament.ca/bills/42-1/C-45/), Canada’s government has moved closer to removing millions of dollars of dirty money from its economy.

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DIGITISATION OF HR IS GROWING ACROSS ASIA

BY POORNA RODRIGO

A GROWING trend of digitising HR – or simply put, developing human resources using machines – is sweeping Asia’s HR sector. And it has brought with it many challenges and risks that the industry need to take note of, experts warn.

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UK MUST MAINTAIN EXISTING EU PLASTICS LEGISLATION POST BREXIT, EXPERTS SAY

BY LIZ NEWMARK, in Brussels

WITH the Brexit negotiations now underway in earnest, the plastics industry is clear about its ideal outcome – maintaining the existing legislative framework for plastics when the UK leaves the European Union (EU) – scheduled for March 29, 2019. This is essential for the health of the industry in the UK and its current EU partners, experts have told European Plastics News, with the third round of Brexit negotiations to start August 28.

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INDIA’S GST REGIME UNFAIRLY DISCRIMINATES AGAINST BRANDED FOOD MANUFACTURERS SAY EXPERTS

BY RAGHAVENDRA VERMA, in New Delhi, POORNA RODRIGO and KEITH NUTHALL

INDIAN food industry executives and experts have called for a simplification India’s incoming goods and services tax (GST) regime as it applies to food, criticising the levying of higher rates on value-added manufactured foods that can drive market growth.

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Automakers tell Britain auto jobs could be lost if the UK leaves the EU

By Sara Lewis, in Brussels   With a June 23 date set for Britain to hold an in-out referendum on UK membership of the European Union (EU), the European car industry has made it clear it wants British voters to keep their country within the 28-member state bloc.

Four top automaker executives have rejected Brexit (British exit from the EU) by adding their names to a letter from business leaders to the London-based The Times newspaper, flagging up the EU’s benefits.

 

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GREEECE: CORRUPTION IN THE MIDDLE OF A CRISIS

BY MICHAEL KOSMIDES, IN ATHENS



Greece is perhaps the best example of how a corrupt political and commercial system can undermine an economy and prevent it recovering from recession. The country has a patent and overwhelming corruption problem that weakens efforts to reduce its huge debt burden, expected to reach almost 190% of GDP in 2012. Meanwhile, a politically unstable tri-partite coalition government of conservatives, socialists and leftists is struggling to push through painful reforms and austerity measures demanded by Greece's ...
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CHINESE PHARMA COMPANIES TURN TO AFRICA FOR RISING EXPORT AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

BY WANG FANGQING, IN SHANGHAI



THE CHINESE pharmaceutical sector is pushing hard to secure sales in sub-Saharan Africa - seeing it as a softer and growing export market, compared to stagnating mature markets in Europe and north America. It is for want of trying. Western markets have long been a target for Chinese medicine manufacturers, but the strict market approval rules in the European Union (EU) and US have generally restricted Chinese companies to exporting active pharmaceuticals ingredients and intermediates, rather than completed ...
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BANGLADESH: TEN CENTS MORE PER GARMENT WILL ENSURE FACTORY SAFETY, SAYS US LABOUR GROUP

BY POORNA RODRIGO



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The executive director of US based labour-rights group the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) has told just-style that clothing manufacturers and their buyers in Bangladesh have a "moral obligation" to spend an extra 10 cents to make each garment, to boost factory safety.

His comments follow the release of a detailed WRC study on Bangladesh factory ...
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EASTERN EUROPEAN COSMETIC MARKETS RECOVER UNEVENLY FROM THE RECESSION

BY MARK ROWE



ANYONE looking for straightforward conclusions about the impact of the recession on eastern Europe's cosmetics market is likely to be disappointed. Some countries, such as Poland, fared relatively well in the crisis, while others such as Latvia faced punishing economic contraction, therefore signals coming from the region in these uncertain and ever-changing times, are hugely varied.

Collectively and individually, theeasternEurope market's value for the personal care product sector remains smallcompared to its ...
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STANDARDIZATION REMAINS THE MAIN BARRIER IN THE MARKET UPTAKE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN EUROPE

BY CARMEN PAUN, IN BRUSSELS; ANDREW KURETH, IN WARSAW; LEE ADENDORFF, IN ITALY; DAVID HAYHURST, IN PARIS; AND ALAN OSBORN



STANDARDIZATION remains the main hurdle European Union (EU) countries will have to pass to see an increased uptake of electric vehicles, auto industry specialists at a recent conference in Brussels organized by the Public Policy Exchange has determined. Their comments come as the European Union's (EU) executive body, the European Commission starts an impact assessment "into the legislative options and technical ...
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