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INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICES CORRESPONDENT HONOURED OVER CLIMATE CHANGE REPORTS

INTERNATIONAL News Services’ Bangladesh correspondent A.Z.M Anas has won the Prince Albert II of Monaco and UNCA Global Prize for his coverage of the impact of climate change in his country. He was honoured for writing a series of articles on the grave environmental challenges facing his native Bangladesh.

It is especially vulnerable to climate change given much of the country is low lying, with its communities built on the deltas of the Brahmaputra and Ganges rivers. His articles have documented how climate change is causing alarming erosion and landslides contributing to economic dislocation and uncontrolled migration.…

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CARIBBEAN ACCOUNTING SECTOR READY TO HELP REGION ADAPT TO CLIMATE-BASED AND TECHNICAL CHALLENGES



From climate change to digitalisation, there is no shortage of economic challenges facing the small island states of the Caribbean, but the region’s accounting sector has the capacity to manage upcoming change.

For many such financial professionals, being a part of ACCA – which this year will mark its 20th in the region – is integral to progress.…

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EUROPEAN NUCLEAR SECTOR TO GAIN COMPARATIVE REGULATORY ADVANTAGE COMPARED TO CARBON-BASED POWER



NEW rules on how the electricity market works in the European Union (EU), provisionally agreed in December 18 negotiations, will emphasize and strengthen nuclear energy’s role in meeting climate targets, at least in the shorter term, experts have told Fuel Cycle Week.…

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USA IMPOSES NEW SANCTIONS ON VENEZUELA TO FORCE OUT MADURO



In a significant ramp up of its pressure on the government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Monday (January 28) announced the imposition of new sanctions against the country’s state oil company Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PdVSA).…

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EU COUNTRIES FALLING SHORT ON BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP MONITORING



EUROPEAN Union member states are dragging their feet implementing the fourth anti-money laundering directive’s (4AMLD 2015/849) beneficial ownership rules. Only five countries met the June 26, 2017, AMLD4 deadline for having an ultimate beneficial ownership (UBO) register under national law – Britain, Denmark, France, Germany and Sweden- according to the European Commission. …

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MINIMUM WAGE RISE PRESSURES WILL POSE CHALLENGES FOR SOUTHEAST ASIAN MANUFACTURERS IN 2019



INCREASES in minimum wage rates are likely to be of significant concern to brands sourcing from south-east Asia in 2019, with pay on an upward trajectory – although governments’ approaches vary.

For some governments in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, raising minimum wage serves as a populist measure (for instance by Thailand’s military government, whose supporters will face an election this year), while for others, an annual review is a statutory requirement, for example, in the Philippines.…

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THE IRISH BEEF INDUSTRY SEES A CATASTROPHE COMING IN A NO BREXIT DEAL SCENARIO



AS the British House of Commons prepares to vote on the European Union (EU) withdrawal agreement negotiated by UK Prime Minister Theresa May, the Irish beef sector has been warning that a no deal Brexit would cause chaos and dramatically undermine Ireland’s beef exports.…

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AUDITORS SHOULD DO MORE TO FIGHT FINANCIAL FRAUD, SAY EXPERTS



AUDITORS have not received a good press in the area of combating financial fraud. Financial disasters involving fraudulent practices include the notorious collapses of Lehman Brothers and the HBOS bank. A New York attorney concluded in 2007 that “EY substantially assisted Lehman Brothers… to engage in a massive accounting fraud”.

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CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE SECTOR MATURES – BUT IT IS FAR FROM STOPPING CLIMATE CHANGE



A TECHNOLOGY entwined with fossil fuels that, by the of 2018, boasted 43 large-scale facilities, (18 in commercial operation, five in construction and 20 in development), and which processed almost 40 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of CO2, is clearly more than a passing fad.…

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RENEWABLE ENERGY SUBSIDIES STILL NEEDED DESPITE FALLING RENEWABLES COSTS, SAY EXPERTS



THE EUROPEAN and global energy landscape is changing fast – and the biggest winners are renewable energies, Dr Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), has argued – even as green subsidies decline. Dr Birol told the November 27 Brussels launch of the ‘World Energy Outlook 2018’ report.…

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