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GROWING DESIRE FOR WELLNESS EXPANDS SALE OF NICHE BEAUTY PRODUCTS FOR EXERCISE AND ATHLETICS

Comprised of a dry shampoo, deodorant, face moisturiser, lip balm, and more recently, body lotion, the line is sold only in North America and available in gym or travel sizes.  “For over 20 years, lululemon has been focused on solving athletes’ needs.…

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NEW FINANCIAL SERVICES PLAYERS OFFERED GROWING SUITE OF THIRD PARTY AML/CFT COMPLIANCE SOLUTIONS

New smaller banks competing with established players and other payment service providers (PSPs) are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their use of fintech to addressing anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) financial crime compliance.

David Carlisle, an associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, told Money Laundering Bulletin that anecdotal evidence suggests that these so-called ‘challenger’ banks and PSPs are increasingly using third-party fintech suppliers to help them address know your customer (KYC) requirements, transaction monitoring, record-keeping and suspicious activity reporting.…

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DEMAND FOR ANTI-FRAUD SURVEILLANCE GROWS, WITH NEW TECH FUELLING CONTRACTS

With different forms of fraud skyrocketing, demand for surveillance is not only growing but becoming more diverse, with companies offering services ranging from old-fashioned stakeouts to high-tech detection. A Market Guide for Online Fraud Detection, released in January (2018) by research and advisory firm Gartner Inc, forecasts that the fraud detection and prevention marketplace is expected to grow significantly by 2022.…

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AMERICAN FRACKING YIELDS ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL EXPERIENCE FOR BRITAIN’S NASCENT SHALE GAS SECTOR

AS the USA continues to expand its shale gas production, environmentalists are keeping a close eye on how this increasingly large industry is managing its pollution. For the American sector is huge. The USA produced 16.86 trillion cubic feet of shale gas in 2017, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), accounting for around 62% of all US natural gas production during the year.…

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A TALE OF TWO HYDROGEN PIONEERS – THE CHASE TO REPLACE NATURAL HAS WITH A LOW CARBON ALTERNATIVE

The UK and Australia are poles apart geographically but share the aim of becoming leaders in using or selling hydrogen for energy. The scheduled unveiling in November (2018) of a conceptual design to convert an eighth (8.3 million) of the UK’s population to 100% low-carbon hydrogen gas between 2028 and 2035 matters.…

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FAST CHARGING SPREADING ACROSS EUROPE

With lower battery and auto prices boosting the battery electric vehicle (BEV) market in Europe, the race is on to ensure there are enough fast-charging stations to satisfy demand. 

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) warned European Union (EU) lawmakers July 5 that plans to force a continent-wide switch to BEVs through swingeing cuts in CO2 emissions caps for manufacturers, was doomed to fail due to the lack of charging points.…

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AI AND MACHINE LEARNING TO REDUCE AML REPORTING FALSE POSITIVES

WITH inflexible rules-based transaction monitoring systems built from a range of legacy systems still dominating the anti-money laundering (AML) landscape, excessive numbers of false positives are causing “mayhem” in the financial services sector, Luca Primerano, now chief AI officer at AML solutions provider Fortytwo Data in London, has claimed.…

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UK CITY OF LONDON POLICE RECEIVES FUNDING BOOST FOR ITS ANTI-FRAUD WORK

A SERIES of new counter-fraud initiatives will be funded by a GBP6.1 million government cash injection to the UK’s City of London Police, Britain’s national lead force for economic crime issues. A national taskforce to enhance regional work on fraud investigation will be launched and a campaign to recruit direct entrant fraud detectives – from outside the police service – will help increase skills.…

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UK BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP VOTE ALARMS OVERSEAS TERRITORIES

An amendment to a UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill requires the British government to impose such registers on its OTs by this deadline, if the local administrations have not created their own. The UK currently has the world’s only public beneficial ownership register – but it only covers England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – see http://ownershiptransparency.com/

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UK BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP VOTE ALARMS OVERSEAS TERRITORIES

A VOTE by the UK parliament to insist that Britain’s overseas territories introduce publicly available beneficial ownership registers by December 31, 2020, has sparked anger and dismay within these autonomous, mainly small island, jurisdictions.

An amendment to a UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill requires the British government to impose such registers on its OTs by this deadline, if the local administrations have not created their own.…

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