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CHARITIES STILL STRUGGLE TO AVOID BEING TAINTED WITH TERRORIST FINANCING

Charities continue to be at risk of being exploited by terrorist groups looking to transfer money and finance their operations, with the Middle East a high-risk area.

These non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are, however, criticising the extra scrutiny the sector is facing from regulators, banks and governments, saying it is driving charity financing into the shadows, actually increasing risks of financing by crime and terror groups.…

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ISRAEL PUSHES AHEAD WITH GAS EXPLORATION AND DISTRIBUTION PLANS

THE ISRAELI natural gas sector is undergoing significant expansion, with the country pushing ahead to plan to develop and commercially exploit new fields. Indeed, “this past year in energy has been the most dynamic year we have ever had,” said Dr Yuval Steinitz, Israel’s minister of energy, at the annual Energy & Business Convention, held in Tel Aviv in November (2016).…

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INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ROUND UP - WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION BANS EXPORT SUBSIDIES

FOOD and drink export subsidies are to be scrapped after a World Trade Organisation ministerial meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, agreed to phase out these trade sweeteners. Developed country members have promised to remove export subsidies immediately for basic food products, with a slower phase-out for many processed foods and drinks, pigmeat and dairy products.…

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PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT SECTOR STRUGGLES TO MAINTAIN SALES IN UNSTABLE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Five years since the start of the Arab uprisings in 2011, instability is still impacting cosmetics sales in the Levant and north Africa. Last year saw a slight improvement on overall sales in 2014, the year the Islamic State spread through northern Iraq and Syria, but figures are down on 2013, and the growth projected in 2010, according to figures from market researcher Euromonitor International and estimates from cosmetics companies.…

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EU ROUND UP – ECJ BLASTS COMMISSION OVER FAILURE TO SET ENDOCRINE DISRUPTOR CRITERIA

THE EUROPEAN Court of Justice (ECJ) has censored the European Commission for failing to produce formal guidance on what constitutes an endocrine disrupting chemical, so that chemical industries such as the paint sector can comply with the EU biocidal product regulation.…

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PALESTINIAN MEAT AND LIVESTOCK SECTOR HAMPERED BY SECURITY AND DISEASE

THE MEAT and livestock sector in the West Bank of the Palestinian territories is suffering because of tough Israeli security restrictions, the development of Israeli settlements and a recent outbreak of bluetongue disease.

Dr Abdellatif Mohammed, deputy general director of the Palestine Agricultural Relief Society, told globalmeatnews.com…

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MUNIB AL-MASRI: BUSINESSMAN, LEADER, AND NATION BUILDER

In the West Bank, everyone calls him ‘The Godfather’ or ‘The Duke of Nablus’ – Munib al-Masri, 79, is the richest Palestinian, the patriarch of a prominent Palestinian family that has produced bankers, consultants and politicians, and also one of the most influential.…

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ISRAEL PONDERS WHETHER TO EXPORT NATURAL GAS

BY KEITH NUTHALL, PAUL COCHRANE, IN BEIRUT; AND HELENA FLUSFELDER, IN JERUSALEM

IT is not often that a country that has serious energy security issues gets to choose about whether it wants an energy export industry – but the State of Israel is in this relatively happy situation.…

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NEW METHOD TO INCREASED SUNSTANCE SOLUBILITY RELEASED

BY KEITH NUTHALL

A RESEARCH project at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in Israel, has developed a new manufacturing process that will enable the cosmetics industry to mix thus far insoluble substances with water. Researcher Katy Margulis-Goshen says ingredients such as oil can be dissolved in water if broken into nanoparticles.…

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SMALL COUNTRIES SHOW THE WAY WITH ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) INFRASTRUCTURE: ISRAEL AND DENMARK

BY HELENA FLUSFELDER, GERARD O’DWYER

A PLAN to install an electric car network has been approved by Israel’s government, making this small Middle East country a global leader in electric vehicle (EV) technology.

The project is a joint venture between Renault-Nissan, which will provide the electric vehicles, and a Silicon Valley, USA-based start-up project Better Place, which will operate the re-charging grid.…

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