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TRUMP LOST AN ELECTION BECAUSE OF PERSONAL ENMITY NOT POLICY – BUT WILL HIS REAL ACHIEVEMENTS SURVIVE HIS DEFEAT?



Every four years, the presidential US election reminds the world that democracy can work – that even the leader of the world’s most powerful country can lose power at the hands of voters. Sure, there is some repetition – today’s losers in Washington are those who won in 2016.…

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EU FRAUD ROUND UP – EPPO LAUNCH COMES AS EU INCREASES LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTION AGAINST FRAUD



European Union (EU) law enforcement, perhaps emboldened by the launch of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO), has launched a series of cases and inquiries, including against high-ranking politicians accused of corruption. For example, Gabrijela Žalac, Croatia’s regional development and EU funds minister from 2016-9, and three accomplices, have been arrested, on EPPO orders, for alleged fraud regarding the purchase by her ministry of deliberately overpriced software for a public company.…

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APPAREL SECTOR: COUNTRY PROFILE BANGLADESH



The second-largest garment exporting country in the world, Bangladesh has grown its position as a key outsourcing hub since the 1980s.  

With a global market share of 6.26%, according to the World Trade Statistical Review 2021 (1), “The industry has come a long way,” said Md. …

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CAP REFORM SHOULD AID DECLINING FARMING POPULATION, SAY EXPERTS



The European Union (EU) dairy industry is looking hard at the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reforms that were approved in June to see if they deliver enough help to rejuvenate what has become an ageing industry. Currently only 11% of EU farmers are less than 40 years old, the European Commission notes (1), a problem highlighted at this year’s European Milk Board general assembly.…

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AUTOMATION NOT YET ABLE TO FORCE MASS RESHORING – BUT THAT DAY MAY COME, SAY EXPERTS



The use of ‘sewbots’ that can replace human sewers and other robotics look set to transform the clothing and textile supply chain and facilitate reshoring or near-shoring to developed countries currently reliant on lower income outsourcing hubs, maybe thousands of kilometres away from buyers.…

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The first time that a single engine Gripen fighter plane flew with 100% biofuel, at manufacturer Saab’s facilities in Linköping, in Sweden. CREDIT – Saab AB/ Linus Svensson

CIVIL AVIATION SECTOR PUSHES AHEAD WITH SUSTAINABLE FUEL GROWTH

AVIATION has always been regarded as a tougher sector to convert to low carbon fuels than road transport, because of the high intensity burn required to power planes – which traditionally been supplied by fossil-based kerosene. And a lot is burned.

In 2019, before Covid-19 knocked the industry off a seemingly unstoppable growth trajectory, 95 billion gallons of fuel was burned by commercial airlines worldwide said statistical service Statista.

Speaking to Petroleum Review, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) deputy director for environmental protection Jane Hupe said analysis undertaken by the UN agency found “that, by 2050, it would be physically possible to meet 100 percent of international aviation jet fuel demand with sustainable aviation fuels, corresponding to a 63 percent reduction in emissions.”…

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TECHNICAL ROUND UP – IOSCO SAYS REGULATORS SHOULD PUSH ESG DATA SERVICE QUALITY



 

The International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has called on regulators to proactivity ensure environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) ratings and data product providers perform at a high standard. In detailed guidance, IOSCO noted: “Their significance and usefulness will only continue as capital markets intensify efforts to support the shift towards a net zero economy.”…

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SOUTH KOREA’S PHARMA SECTOR PROBES HALAL MARKET WITH INDONESIAN PARTNERS



 

South Korea’s pharmaceutical industry, a global player with exports reaching South Korean Won KRW7.93 trillion (USD6.8 billion) in 2020, has been expanding its foothold in the world’s Muslim markets, offering guarantees that manufacturers avoid inputs that are offensive to Muslims.…

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INDONESIA’S HALAL PHARMA SECTOR GROWS, BUT RELIANCE ON IMPORTED UNCERTIFIED INGREDIENTS IMPEDES DEVELOPMENT



 

Indonesia’s drive to require pharmaceutical products to be halal-certified is gathering pace, but the country’s pharma industry’s reliance on imported raw materials for medicines is impeding progress, officials and industry players say.  

In October, Indonesia issued a government regulation requiring pharmaceutical products to be certified halal by 2029 for over-the-counter drugs and 2034 for prescription medicines.…

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KENYA’S HALAL FOOD MARKET AND INDUSTRY IS GROWING, BUT EXPANSION COULD BE MADE MORE SUSTAINABLE



The halal food market and industry in Kenya, east Africa’s economic hub, is growing, say experts, although reforms in regulation and certification are needed to underpin the sustainability of this growth.

As elsewhere, said Eugene Jernigan, director of International Trade Policy and Development at the Action Green for Trade and Sustainable Development (AGTSD) organisation, that serves small businesses in Kenya, Covid-19 hit food service sales in Kenya, and that included halal outlets.…

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