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SINGAPORE RESEARCHERS DEVELOP MORE ROBUST CONDUCTIVE MATERIALS FOR MEDICAL E-GARMENTS



Researchers in Singapore say they have devised a new conductive textile which enables wearable devices to interconnect and transmit data with far more strength than existing technologies, improving the ability to conduct remote medical monitoring by healthcare professionals and family members.…

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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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EXPERTS HIGHLIGHT THE NEED FOR THE GLOBAL MARITIME SECTOR TO COLLECT AND SHARE GOOD PRACTICE ON REDUCING EMISSIONS



A series of reports published in recent weeks have highlighted the need for increased collaboration across the shipping industry to develop and share best practice to significantly reduce the sector’s carbon footprint. Between 2000 and 2017, the CO2 emissions associated with the shipping sector grew at an average annual rate of 1.87% between 2000 and 2017, according to a report published in September by the Bonn-based International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), ‘Navigating the way to a renewable future: solutions to decarbonise shipping’, resulting in emissions of  677 megatonnes (Mt) of CO2 in 2017.…

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NONWOVENS PRODUCTION PICKING UP VOLUME, QUALITY AND DIVERSITY IN BOOMING ASIA PACIFIC REGION



Data by the Asia Nonwoven Fabrics Association (ANFA) shows that nonwovens production in Asia increased by a robust 6.5% year-on-year in 2018, to 5.6 million tonnes. China-based manufacturers were responsible for the bulk of this output, producing 4 million tonnes. However, but India-based production increased at faster pace, at 15.9% up, year-on-year.…

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COMPANIES TURN SUSTAINABILITY INTO PROFITS, ESQUEL INTEGRAL CONVERSATION HEARS



In every industry, including the clothing and textile sector, sustainability often means huge amount of long-term investment – be it new sewage processing systems or recycling technology. But how to get rewards from these investments? At the Integral Conversation conference held by Hong Kong-based shirt manufacturer, Esquel, in Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, on November 8, companies in the fashion industry were exploring solutions.…

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CADBURY IS STILL KING OF INDIA’S GROWING CHOCOLATE MARKET



INDIA maybe a populous and diverse country with its 1.36 million potential consumers who speak 22 languages, but one company maintains a strong, even dominant, position in India’s fast-growing chocolate market which saw sales of USD1.8 billion in 2018, according to GlobalData – Mondelēz International Inc’s Cadbury brand.…

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ASIAN REGULATORY ROUNDUP – SINGAPORE TAX COLLECTORS USE POWERS OF ARREST FOR FIRST TIME



THE INLAND Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) has for the first time used powers of arrest, in October and November raids, holding 10 suspected members of a crime syndicate, suspected of operating a GST carousel fraud. Chains of sales and purchases have ended in goods disappearing or being exported, with dishonest participants claiming input tax for GST, which is ultimately never paid to the government.…

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UNCERTAINTY FOR NEW ZEALAND’S BARQUE PROJECT AFTER THE COUNTRY’S OIL AND GAS BAN



A few years ago, New Zealand Barque oil and gas prospect was rated as one of the most promising exploratory reserves in the world. The decision by New Zealand’s Labour-New Zealand First-Greens coalition government decision last April (2018) to ban any new offshore exploration permits has, however, complicated any future operations at the Barque, east of NZ’s South Island.…

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AML DATA AGGREGATION WILL BECOME MORE ATTRACTIVE, AS TRUST BUILDS IN AI SOLUTIONS



Aggregated data on shared utility platforms operating across global financial services would “remove banks’ fiefdoms, internal silos that stop them from making the KYC process more informed” and “reduce the risk of bad actors entering the financial system through a weak link,” a report from financial services technology providers Celent, in Boston, USA, has claimed.…

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WORK ON SAFETY STANDARDS FOR EMERGING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES IS NEEDED, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TOLD



THE DEVELOPMENT of uniform safety standards to help reduce the number of reputation-damaging accidents occurring as automated vehicles are rolled out commercially is of key importance, a CAV Canada conference (connected and autonomous vehicles) in Canada has been told.

Sasha Ostojic, a board member of California-based autonomous vehicle company Zoox, and a former senior vice president engineering at GM’s Cruise Automation, said of the current American system, where manufacturers are protecting their CAV IP and not sharing safety information: “I truly think this is a problem.…

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