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Saba airport before repairs took place. Photo by INS

WORLD’S SMALLEST COMMERCIAL RUNWAY REBUILT – IN SABA, DUTCH CARIBBEAN

The runway spans just 400 metres overlooking steep cliffs serving an island which is a dormant volcano with few stretches of flat land. The operator, Saba’s island government, has said…

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IRISH MEAT EXPORTERS EYE DIRECT SHIPPING ROUTES TO EUROPE

…which began operating between Dublin, the Belgian port of Zeebrugge and the Dutch port of Rotterdam, in October 2017. MII said that “[Irish] exporters welcome such developments and see them…

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SLUGGISH UK PAINT AND COATING MARKET SET FOR REBOUND, THANKS TO GROWING AUTO SECTOR

…In 2017, Dutch giant AkzoNobel acquired UK-based Flexcrete Technologies Ltd, further expanding its industrial as well as aerospace and automotive coatings output. Such takeovers do not necessarily depress innovation. AkzoNobel…

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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT APPROVES TOUGHER RULES AGAINST MONEY LAUNDERING

Dutch Green MEP Judith Sargentini. Also welcoming the vote, the European Commission’s first vice-president Frans Timmermans, vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis and commissioner for justice, consumers and gender equality, Věra Jourová, said…

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SOUTH AFRICA AVIATION BIOFUEL PROJECT STALLS OVER POLITICAL FEEDSTOCK SOURCING DEBATES

…AltAir Fuels and supplied by Dutch-based sustainable jet fuel manufacturer SkyNRG, with Project Solaris itself based in Limpopo, northern South Africa. The SAA and Mango flights carried 300 passengers from…

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BENELUX COSMETICS MARKET STILL STRONG BUT SALES CHANNELS ARE SHIFTING, SAY EXPERTS

…over 2015 figures. Belgium and Luxembourg consumers spent an average EUR175/capita on cosmetics, toiletries and perfumes in 2016, EUR11 more than their Dutch neighbours (EUR164/capita). For 2016, Belgium (population 11.4…

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CHAROEN TO INVEST IN BUILDING SEVERAL POULTRY BREEDING RAISERS IN RUSSIA

…in 2015 from Dutch entrepreneurs the van den Brink family for USD680 million. Through their local subsidiary Agro Invest Brinky BV, the Brinks had invested about USD200 million to significant…

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EU PUSHES AHEAD WITH GREEN ENERGY LEGISLATION

…Brempt highlighted consensus on the palm oil ban, saying: “We all agree on palm oil…” Dutch Green MEP Bas Eickhout also welcomed the “total phase-out of palm oil for biofuels…

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SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA PERSONAL CARE EMERGING MARKETS STILL SURGE AHEAD WHILE WEALTHIER SOUTH AFRICA STAGNATES

…USA and Europe are proving to be eager to purchase products that have a national character,” said Yenus. In January 2017, British-Dutch multinational consumer goods company, Unilever Global, announced a…

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AFRICAN CLOTHING MANUFACTURERS PROJECT GROWTH AS CHINA LOSES COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE AS AN OUTSOURCER

…focus on Africa,” said Dhyana Van Der Pols, CEO of Netherlands-based Nash International and a supply chain strategist at Dutch clothing company G-Star RAW She said brands like G-Star RAW…

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