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

Of course, it is not doing this by increasing policing and the number of suspicious transaction reports, but by liberalising what is now a criminal activity, the growing, processing, sale and consumption of cannabis for recreation.

By doing so, it plans to be the first G20 country to legalise and regulate the recreational use of cannabis nationwide by July 2018.…

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DIGITISATION OF HR IS GROWING ACROSS ASIA

Using simple automation or more advanced artificial intelligence (AI) – where machines can simulate human intelligence – to perform HR jobs such as hiring, developing and engaging workers, has resulted in massive productivity gains. Consequently, it has made HR decision making more data-based rather than intuition-based and “Asia has certainly embraced digitisation,” global law firm Evershed Sutherland’s head of Hong Kong and Asia Pacific employment practice Jennifer Van Dale said.…

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

“We don’t want to have to conform to two different legislative frameworks: one for the UK market and another for exports to the EU,” after Brexit, the British Plastics Federation (BPF) director-general Philip Law said, speaking on August 1.

The UK’s so-called ‘Great Repeal Bill’, which will convert all EU legislation into British law – scheduled to pass through the British parliament later this year – is a key part of this process.…

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

With the nationwide tax being levied from July 1, the announcement of a wide variety of rates by India’s GST Council last week has caused concern. This is ironic given that a key aim of the reform was to streamline sales taxes – until now a patchwork of national, state and municipal charges.…

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

Ralf Speth, CEO of the UK’s biggest automaker, Jaguar Land Rover, owned by Indian conglomerate Tata; James Farley, Ford executive vice president and president, Europe, Middle East & Africa; Warren East, Rolls-Royce CEO; and BMW board member Ian Robertson all signed the February 23 letter, which argued: “Business needs unrestricted access to the European market of 500 million people in order to continue to grow, invest and create jobs.…

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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.…

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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.…

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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.…

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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.…

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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.…

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