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SE ASIA BEAUTY SECTOR LOOKS TO ESCAPE COVID 19

THE PERSONAL care product sector in south-east Asia has been looking ahead to how it emerges from the Covid-19 crisis, which has hit this diverse region in differing ways.

According to Finland-based Global Research & Data Services, sales of personal care products in Malaysia’s 31.6 million people market last year (2019) were worth USD557 million, based on UN data.…

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MALAYSIA’S NEW GOVERNMENT IS NEW BROOM ON BOOSTING AML ENFORCEMENT

Malaysia’s money laundering regulation and policies may be on par with international best practice, but their implementation has been tested of late, experts say. These concerns have been sharpened by the scandal related to Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund 1 Malaysia Development Bhd or 1MDB, with Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak accused of channelling more than Malaysian Ringgit MYR 2.67 billion (USD700 million) from the fund to personal bank accounts.…

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THAILAND’S ROBUST ECONOMY REFLECTED BY GROWTH IN BURGEONING PAINT AND COATINGS SALES

AS the second largest economy within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc, Thailand remains a key market in the region for paint and coatings sales. Regarding sales of home paints and coatings, including lacquers and varnishes, London-based market researcher Euromonitor International says that sales have been growing strongly.…

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ASIAN PAINT AND COATINGS REGULATORY ROUND UP – VIETNAM RAMPS UP ANTI-LEAD IN PAINTS EFFORTS

THE VIETNAM Chemicals Agency us ramping up efforts to remove lead from paints in Vietnam – officially requesting to be considered a partner in the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead in Paint, a voluntary partnership formed by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).…

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VOLVO RUSSIA CFO STRESSES NEED FOR EMPATHY AND FLEXIBILITY TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS

There are two displays in the Moscow office of the CFO of Volvo Car Russia, Vladimir Lagutin, that catches the attention, immediately: a large elegantly-framed poster of UK electronic music band Depeche Mode and a case of tennis balls.

“Those things – music and tennis – keep me from being stressed,” says Lagutin.…

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MALAYSIAN CLOTHING SECTOR BENEFITING FROM RISING FDI

FOREIGN direct investments (FDI) into Malaysia’s promising garment and textile sector are set to rise further this year on the back of strong performance in 2017, an official from the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has told just-style.

“Within the six months from January to June 2018, the total investments in the sector reached [Malaysian Ringgit] MYR244.8 million (USD58.73 million) of which FDI accounted for MYR112million (USD26.87 million),” a spokesperson from MIDA said.…

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ICAO AND EUROCONTROL PLOT DEVELOPMENT OF GLOBAL SEARCH AND RESCUE DATABASE FOR PLANES MISSING IN INTERNATIONAL AIRSPACE

THE INTERNATIONAL Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) is working with European ATC organisation Eurocontrol to design a globally accessible repository of urgent messages and related situational data showing emergency services the location of a plane at risk of crashing. This system would, if the project is successful, come on line as a prototype by February 2020, and be operational by the January 2021 enforcement of a second tranche of air navigation reporting requirements, designed to prevent a recurrence of tragedies such as the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines MH370.…

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ASIAN REGULATORY ROUND UP – NEW MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT BUDGET RELEASED

THE NEW Malaysian government has released its first budget – for 2019 – reducing corporation tax for small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 18% to 17% on their first Malaysian Ringgit MYR500,000 (USD119,484) of taxable income. It has also tightened rules on companies transferring up to 70% of their losses to the balance sheet of a related company – limiting such transfers to three years’ contiguous tax returns, there are currently no time limits.…

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ASIAN REGULATORY ROUND UP – HK GOVERNMENT REMOVES PREFERENTIAL TAX TREATMENT FOR OFFSHORE FUNDS

THE HONG Kong government has responded to European Union (EU) concerns that its tax system unfairly benefits offshore investment funds by offering them profits tax exemptions. HK is proposing these breaks also apply to onshore funds. The EU had identified these offshore rights as a potentially harmful tax practice, threatening to add HK on its list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, potentially sparking financial sanctions.…

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ANTI-CORRUPTION IT SYSTEMS GROW IN SCOPE AND SOPHISTICATION

WITH an estimated USD1.5 trillion lost to the global economy because of bribes, the World Bank is pushing for a diverse array of technology to be deployed – it is a call being answered with anti-graft systems being installed worldwide.

Reducing corruption “is a priority” for the World Bank, it said in a briefing note in September 2017.…

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