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ERBD mulls load to Ukraine graphite electrode maker

EBRD mulls loan to Ukraine graphite electrode maker

The loan plan has passed all reviews and will be assessed for final approval by the EBRD board on October 29.One key issue has been reducing the company’s environmental impact, with the bank memorandum noting:“Graphite electrodes production [is] associated with air emissions (SO2, dust, CO2, metals, fluoride, VOCs, poly-aromatic hydrocarbons, etc.),…

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Singapore accountants look for opportunity in economic adversity

Singapore accountants look for opportunity in economic adversity

And this can make Singaporean accountants lives particularly difficult, especially in a country not known for robust transparency.

Lee said economic uncertainty creates “significant challenges” for firms regarding their ability and willingness to disclose information about “future-oriented assumptions” and undermines the reliability of commercial projections made in annual results.

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Parliament Hill's ravens should return

In an operation of almost military-like ruthless efficiency, labourers from the public works department ripped down the comfortable wooden straw-padded home of Canada’s national kitties and abducted the occupants, dumping them with unnamed volunteers to live a comfortable exile somewhere in Ottawa.

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Brussels says nearly 5% of EU beef contaminated with horse meat

Breaking news story - Brussels says nearly 5% of EU beef contaminated with horsemeat

 The national breakdown of statistics showed that France had the worst problem – with 47 out of 353 beef products including horsemeat. Denmark, with nine out of 99 also had an above average number of beef products containing horsemeat. No horsemeat was detected in any sampled sourced from the UK.

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Arms and drug smuggling combine with kidnapping in the Algerian Sahara

 “CORRUPTION is systemic in all of the Maghreb, and not likely to change,” said Dr Geoff Porter, a political risk and security consultant specialising in North Africa. “We’ll have to see what happens in Tunisia. It was a cesspool of corruption under the previous government and while the new one seems to have a zero tolerance policy to corruption, it has not been in power long enough to gauge its effectiveness,” said Dr Porter, founder of US-based North Africa Risk Consulting.…

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BHARTI WALMART TRAINING CENTRES IN INDIA

BY MINI PANT ZACHARIAH, IN DELHI

Food wholesalers and their retail customers within Britain might take their knowledge and skills for granted, but it is a different story in emerging market countries such as India. There, big wholesale and retail chains need trained staff and may have to recruit employees with little or no experience of modern food distribution networks.…

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China introduces sex education in primary schools

“How to Protect Myself” is a major topic in both books. In “Boys and Girls,” which is adapted from a German textbook, scenarios include a little girl being given candy by a stranger and a little boy being told by a male tennis coach to help him clean a locker room.…

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China Introduces Sex Education in Primary Schools

 

 “How to Protect Myself” is a major topic in both books. In “Boys and Girls,” which is adapted from a German textbook, scenarios include a little girl being given candy by a stranger and a little boy being told by a male tennis coach to help him clean a locker room.

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Saudi Arabia looks worldwide for nuclear collaborators

A memorandum of understanding on nuclear energy was signed with the US in 2008, but the two countries have yet to sign Section 123 of the US Atomic Energy Act, essentially a prerequisite for nuclear cooperation between the US and other nations.

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Dreamy British Eurosceptics fantasize about UK leaving the EU – but their arguments are weak

By standing aside from this agreement, Britain has cleared the way for Euro-zone members to agree their own financial industry legislation, which could ultimately make it easier for Euro trades to be made in Frankfurt than in London – and that might prove a bitterly expensive pill to swallow.

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