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CHILEAN MINING LEADER HOPES UNREST WILL NOT SLOW FOREIGN INVESTMENT INTO LITHIUM-FOCUSED SECTOR



THE LEADER of the Chilean mining association Consejo Minero has claimed that he has seen no evidence that the unrest that has wracked Chile since October may reduce investment into the country’s important mining sector, which accounts for around of a third of global lithium supplies.…

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POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENTS INCREASE GREEN ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND INVESTMENT WORLDWIDE



As national, regional and international legislation nudges the world away from its reliance on fossil fuels, corporations are increasingly sourcing renewable energy through the mechanism of green power purchase agreements (PPAs), whereby companies (and also utilities) act as an off-taker, making commitments for future renewable energy payments.…

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OECD OBESITY REPORT SAYS REFORMULATION CAN BOOST ECONOMIES AND WEALTH OF FOOD MANUFACTURERS



AN ORGANISATION for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) report on obesity has argued that initiatives such as reformulation, can benefit the food industry, enabling companies to reduce costs and target new consumer niches. These included “attracting people from the health-conscious segment of the market”. …

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PERU’S CLOTHING MAKERS BET ON ALPACA FOR EXPORT GROWTH



Peruvian clothing manufacturers are betting on a local fibre with international renown to grow exports: alpaca. “Instead of exporting the raw materials, we want to export more value-added products,” Raúl Rivera, marketing manager of Michell & Cia, an Arequipa, Peru-based maker of alpaca fibre, yarns and garments, told just-style. …

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EU MERCOSUR DEAL OFFERS EUROPEAN AND SOUTH AMERICAN METAL PACKAGING SECTOR NEW TRADE OPPORTUNITIES



THE EUROPEAN metal packaging sector will be hoping that the newly negotiated European Union (EU)-Mercosur trade deal is ratified quickly, given it scraps import duties imposed by Brazil and Argentina on such exports of between 12% and 35%. These are the key markets in the South American trade bloc, that also includes comparative minnows Uruguay and Paraguay, whose protective duties shadow their larger Mercosur neighbours.…

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INNOVATIVE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY STUDENT COLLABORATION SHOULD HELP DEVISE KEY PROBLEM-SOLVING SOLUTIONS FOR PRESSING GLOBAL ISSUES



STUDENTS from top Pacific Rim research universities have embarked on an innovative programme of problem solving, designed to create fresh solutions on pressing socio-economic problems that leverage leadership skills and community contacts.

The University of Oregon (UO), in Eugene, Oregon, welcomed 50 undergraduate students from 30 universities based in the Pacific Rim region, including from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Japan, Australia, and more.…

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LATIN AMERICA’S PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT MARKETS REMAIN IN THE DOLDRUMS AS ECONOMIES PERFORM POORLY



IT has been another subdued year for the beauty and personal care product market in Latin America, as the region’s economy underperforms yet again after six years of deceleration (and in some countries outright recession), keeping a lid on sales growth. …

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WOLLASTONITE OFFERS GREAT POTENTIAL AS BASE FOR DEVELOPING CARBON EMISSIONS REDUCTION TECHNOLOGY



WOLLASTONITE has been described by a Canadian producer as “a white mineral for a greener world,” and it seems governments, businesses and industries agree – with wollastonite is set to see increased market growth in its traditional uses plus a new focus on its powerful qualities to help tackle climate change.…

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WOLLASTONITE OFFERS GREAT POTENTIAL AS BASE FOR DEVELOPING CARBON EMISSIONS REDUCTION TECHNOLOGY



WOLLASTONITE has been described by a Canadian producer as “a white mineral for a greener world,” and it seems governments, businesses and industries agree – with wollastonite is set to see increased market growth in its traditional uses plus a new focus on its powerful qualities to help tackle climate change.…

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VIETNAM SEEKS TO BOOST FABRIC PRODUCTION SO GARMENT-MAKERS CAN PROSPER FROM CPTPP DEAL



The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) took effect in December 2018, incrementally bringing down import tariffs for Vietnamese garments in a market with 495 million consumers across 11 countries.

But Vietnamese garment-makers are struggling to reduce costs to deliver pricing that is competitive enough to make the most of CPTPP.…

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