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NEW INDIAN MEDICAL STOCKINGS MAKER PROSPERS FROM COMBINING QUALITY WITH LOWER COSTS

 

INDIA’S knitted medical stockings maker Ista Healthcare has been in business for only three years but has already been exporting products, has created backward integration and is now seeking venture capital for future expansion.

“Our product has been created right from scratch and is now accepted worldwide,” said Kumaraguru Muthuswamy, chief executive of Ista Healthcare LLP, based in the southern Indian city of Coimbatore, in Tamil Nadu state.…

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IRAN GIRDS ITSELF AGAINST RENEWED USA SANCTIONS, PLOTS EVASION

With the USA re-imposing sanctions on Iran, and international financial institutions wary of dealing with the country, Tehran is dusting off its pre-2015 sanctions-busting playbook. Old networks are being renewed, including with neighbouring countries and China, but there are more obstacles for the Iranian government to contend with this time around.…

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MIDDLE EAST PAINT MARKET MIXED BAG – AS ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION PROJECTS BOOST SALES WITHIN WEAK MARKETS

Paint markets throughout much of the Middle East are experiencing a downturn due to the region’s political instability and economic slowdown. However, manufacturers are nonetheless betting on a rebound as larger projects re-start and reconstruction begins in certain markets.

In the oil-based economies of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia, lower oil prices have hit government budgets, causing state-backed projects to be suspended or delayed, while having a knock-on effect on the wider economy.…

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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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INDIAN MEAT TRADERS OUTRAGED BY SUDDEN GOVERNMENT EID LIVESTOCK EXPORT BAN

INDIAN livestock exporters are up in arms after the Indian government withdrew permission to export 25,000 goats and sheep from the western state of Gujarat just before the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha.

The animals were bound for slaughter in Gulf countries as part of the festivities, which involve copious consumption of meat.…

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EU/WTO ROUND UP – CAP REFORMS MAY BOOST INGREDIENT QUALITY FOR MANUFACTURERS

 

DEBATES are now underway at the European Union (EU) on a proposed revamp of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), a programme for 2021 to 2027 that would exclude Brexited Britain. As a result of losing UK contributions to the EU from next March (2019), funding for the CAP would fall by around 5% to EUR365 billion, with EUR265.2 billion spent on direct payments for food producers, EUR20 billion for market price support measures and EUR78.8 billion for rural development.…

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EU BEEF, SHEEP AND GOAT MEAT EXPORTS FALLING FAST, SAYS EUROPEAN COMMISSION

THE OUTLOOK for European Union (EU) beef, sheep and goat meat imports looks bleak, with sales tumbling, according to an EU agricultural markets 2018 and 2019 forecast released by the European Commission.

Beef exports started falling by December 2017, and this has continued into this year, with exports almost 15% lower in the first four months of 2018 year-on-year.…

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MARRIOTT FD PAUL SIMMONS PERSONIFIES THE HUMAN SIDE OF FINANCE

Paul Simmons, Chief Financial Officer, Marriott International Middle East and Africa, provides a glimpse into running the finances of the region’s largest international hotel operator.

 

The Middle East – particularly the countries of the Arabian Gulf – is known for its impressive skyline of luxury hotels.…

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PASSENGER EXPERIENCE COMES TO THE FOREFRONT AT DUBAI AIRPORT SHOW

Enhancing the quality of passenger experience while maintaining maximum security was a recurring theme during the Dubai Airport Show 2018. The annual airport industry event, held from May 7 to 9, drew more than 7,500 visitors.

Covering 15,000 square metres of space across three halls of the iconic Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, its 18th edition hosted more than 350 exhibitors from 60 countries.…

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NUMBER OF WOMEN ON MIDDLE EAST BOARDS STILL LOW, DESPITE ENCOURAGEMENT FROM SOME GOVERNMENTS

Most organisations in the Middle East today acknowledge the importance of gender diversity, yet the current number of females on boards does not reflect this, according to participants at a recent networking breakfast in Dubai, hosted by ACCA.

An important reason for this is the self-perception of women, who feel that they lack the experience to be a board member, according to research from Hawkamah, the Institute for Corporate Governance at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), whose CEO Dr Ashraf Gamal El Din addressed the meeting.…

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