International news agency
International News Services archives articles supplied to clients one year or more after initial publication. These articles are protected by a password and not made available to readers without permission from clients. They are used as a background resource by agency journalists. Upon client requests, International News Services will remove such articles from the archive or not upload them in the first place. They are included to demonstrate the breadth of topics undertaken by the agency and also to help promote clients’ coverage.

Search Results for: united nations

10 results out of 3526 results found for 'united nations'.

FORMER INS CORRESPONDENT PUBLISHES MYANMAR MEMOIR

A FORMER correspondent for International News Services has published a memoir about the four years she lived in Myanmar.



Our Home in Myanmar is written by Australian journalist, Jessica Mudditt, who moved to Yangon with her Bangladeshi husband in 2012 to join The Myanmar Times. She also worked at the country’s state-run newspaper during the historic elections of 2015, and was a consultant for the United Nations and the British Embassy.…

Read more
"Via Rail Canada # 6430 diesel locomotive (Gascons, Quebec, Canada) (23 or 24 July 1989) 1" by James St. John is licensed under CC BY 2.0

OPINION: Canada Rail Distruptions and the Need for Reconciliation

CANADA'S rail system has been disrupted by blockades of lines by indigenous Canadians angered by a pipeline construction dispute in northern British Columbia, which has upset some local hereditary chiefs.

While this dispute is happening thousands of kilometres away from where most Canadians (settler or indigenous) live, this dispute illustrates how tough it is to get appropriate sign-off from indigenous communities on pipeline projects and how it is underpinned by centuries’ old struggles involving indigenous Canadians.…

Read more

CARIBBEAN ACCOUNTING SECTOR READY TO HELP REGION ADAPT TO CLIMATE-BASED AND TECHNICAL CHALLENGES



From climate change to digitalisation, there is no shortage of economic challenges facing the small island states of the Caribbean, but the region’s accounting sector has the capacity to manage upcoming change.

For many such financial professionals, being a part of ACCA – which this year will mark its 20th in the region – is integral to progress.…

Read more

USA IMPOSES NEW SANCTIONS ON VENEZUELA TO FORCE OUT MADURO



In a significant ramp up of its pressure on the government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Monday (January 28) announced the imposition of new sanctions against the country’s state oil company Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PdVSA).…

Read more

UAE’s OPEN ECONOMY AND COMPLEX POLITICS MEANS AML REGULATION IS MORE DECENTRALISED THAN IN CENTRALISED SAUDI KINGDOM NEXT DOOR



The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are political and economic heavy-weights in the Middle East, but while they have much in common, their anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regimes and the risks they face significantly differ, primarily due to the UAE’s greater exposure to the international financial system.…

Read more

MINIMUM WAGE RISE PRESSURES WILL POSE CHALLENGES FOR SOUTHEAST ASIAN MANUFACTURERS IN 2019



INCREASES in minimum wage rates are likely to be of significant concern to brands sourcing from south-east Asia in 2019, with pay on an upward trajectory – although governments’ approaches vary.

For some governments in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, raising minimum wage serves as a populist measure (for instance by Thailand’s military government, whose supporters will face an election this year), while for others, an annual review is a statutory requirement, for example, in the Philippines.…

Read more

MYANMAR LOOKS TO TAIWAN TO HELP BUILD VERTICALLY INTEGRATED CLOTHING AND TEXTILE SECTOR



MYANMAR is counting on investors from Taiwan to support the country with capacity building and technical assistance, including in textile and garment production, even as its trade access privileges to the European Union (EU) are under review.

Reflecting this, the Union of Myanmar Federation of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) and Taiwan’s Chinese National Federation of Industries have signed two memorandums of understanding facilitating technology transfers and training programmes for workers, supervisors and technical staff at factories across the country – the agreements were signed in mid-2018 and are now being implemented. …

Read more

SOARING COSTS IN JORDAN’S GARMENT SECTOR COULD DETER INVESTORS



JORDAN garment exporters maybe growing their export sales, but high costs and declining local purchases could weaken their ability to take advantage of robust growth in overseas demand, industry experts have told just-style.

Jordan’s garments exports are expected to have generated receipts of USD1.8 billion in 2018, and their value is expected to grow by at least 8% in 2019, a source at the Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation told the Jordan Times newspaper this week.…

Read more

EGYPT’S TEXTILE INDUSTRY SET TO BENEFIT FROM AFRICAN FREE TRADE TREATY



The African Union’s African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement is expected to provide a boost to Egypt’s garments industry and enable it to better compete in the global market, but logistics and Egyptian export red tape will pose a major challenge, say industry executives.…

Read more

UK AMONG EUROPEAN NATIONS TO DROP IN CORRUPTION INDEX



BRITAIN was among a handful of European nations that fell down in Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perception Index, dropping out of the top-10 of the most honest jurisdictions in the 2018 rankings. The UK is now joint 11th with Germany, dropping two points to 80 on the scale where 100 is seen as cleanest and 0 highly corrupt among experts and business people surveyed.…

Read more