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SLOVAKIA STRENGTHENS EFFORTS TO TACKLE MONEY LAUNDERING AND TERRORISM FINANCING – BUT WILL NEED TO FOCUS ON ENFORCEMENT



SLOVAKIA may have been facing European Commission legal action over foot-dragging in implementing European Union EU AML/CFT legislation and has been striving to improve its AML/CFT weaknesses, but its general reputation in combating money laundering is solid. The Basel Institute of Governance AML Index 2019 ranked this central European country 109 out of 125 countries assessed, with the highest number being the top performer.…

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MALAWI HOLDS TALKS WITH USA, AFTER CUSTOMS ORDER RESTRICTS TOBACCO IMPORTS OVER CHILD LABOUR CONCERNS



MALAWI’s government has said it has entered into talks with the USA government after the USA Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency issued an ‘withhold release order’ on imports of products containing Malawi tobacco over concerns that child labour continues in the southern African country’s leaf production and processing sector.…

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UK VAPING COMPANIES EYE LIBERALISATION SHOULD BRITAIN QUIT THE EUROPEAN UNION



E-cigarette manufacturers in the United Kingdom pondering a Brexit from the European Union (EU) that is currently scheduled for January 31 are hoping to benefit from looser rules than currently apply in the EU, if the UK does quit the EU.…

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NEW EU COMMISSION FACES MAJOR ANTI-FRAUD CHALLENGE



With a new European Commission about to take office (probably on December 1, one month late, with three proposed nominees being rejected by MEPs), one key challenge will be pushing fraud out of the European Union (EU). It is still a huge problem, with in 2018, 1,152 frauds detected and reported.…

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IRELAND FARMERS SHOULD PREPARE CONTINGENCIES FOR UPCOMING CAP REFORM SAY IRISH AGRICULTURAL ACCOUNTANTS



IRISH farming accountants will not only be monitoring Brexit as a current important European Union (EU) policy change, they will be scrutinising potential reforms to the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), now under discussion for remaining member states, like Ireland. They will be advising their agricultural clients to be prepared for potential shifts in CAP subsidies.…

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FORMER UNAOIL EXECUTIVES ADMIT OIL SECTOR BRIBERY IN USA PROCEEDINGS



The former CEO and chief operations officer (COO) of Monaco-based energy services company Unaoil have pleaded guilty to facilitating millions of US dollars in bribes to officials in multiple countries. Britons Cyrus Ahsani and Saman Ahsani accepted they made illicit payments in countries including Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Libya and Syria.…

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ESTONIAN PLASTICS SECTOR INNOVATES AS IT TARGETS OVERSEAS MARKETS



Estonia, long known for developing its high-tech sector, innovation, and environment-friendly businesses, has seen its plastics sector gaining momentum. It has been expanding export sales, not only to neighbouring Nordic and Baltic countries, but as far east as China.

As regards volumes, regarding primary resins and plastics, 11,807.7 tonnes were produced by Estonian manufacturers this January-August (2019), an increase of 132.8% for the same period in the previous year.…

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COPPER PRODUCTION BOUNCES BACK IN BOTSWANA



Botswana looks set to boost southern African copper supplies with Khoemacau Copper Mining Pty. (Ltd), a subsidiary of a US-based company, Cupric Canyon Capital, planning to open a mine in the country’s Kalahari copper belt.

The planned mine has an initial annual production of 62,000 tonnes of copper (and 1.9 million ounces of silver), with managers hoping to increase yearly production to over 100,000 tonnes of copper and three million ounces of silver.…

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AROUND 56 MILLION PAID BRIBES FOR PUBLIC SERVICES IN LATIN AMERICA



More than one in five or around 56 million people who accessed public services in Latin America and the Caribbean last year paid a bribe, according to the latest 18-country survey from Transparency International. The police notched up the highest bribery rate (24%), followed by other public services such as utilities (19%). …

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IRISH ACCOUNTANTS ARE BUSY ADVISING CLIENTS ON GROWING CHINESE INVESTMENT INTO IRELAND



 

IRISH accounting executives are busy advising clients on how to benefit from a new wave of Chinese investment that is moving into Ireland. At a party staged at the Convention Centre Dublin this September to mark 40 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Ambassador He Xiangdong said Chinese investors “are in a good mood” about Ireland, with Chinese foreign direct investment into the Republic exceeding EUR128 million from this January-June, up 75% year-on-year.…

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