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EU BANKS LINKED TO USD4.8 BILLION TROIKA LAUNDROMAT SCANDAL



MAJOR western banks have been linked to the ‘Troika Laundromat’ scandal, which saw USD4.8 billion funnelled out of Russia via Russian investment bank Troika Dialog. The latest revelations published March 4 by newspapers linked to the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) said that Troika was one of at least 75 companies that formed a complex financial web from 2006 to early 2013 and not only shifted billions out of Russia but also USD4.6 billion into the country.…

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EU ROUND UP – EU TO ESTABLISH NEW ANTI-CYBERCRIME ORGANISATIONS



THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) is expanding its network of cyber-crime expertise, with a view to beefing up intelligence, protections and responses to online criminal attacks, including frauds such as identity theft, as well as hacking.

EU member states and the European Parliament are to start talks establishing from January 2021 a European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Centre, pooling European investment in cybersecurity research, technology and industrial development.…

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WELLNESS CONFECTIONERY PRODUCTS GROW PRESENCE AS CONSUMERS BECOME MORE HEALTH CONSCIOUS



While the confectionery industry is traditionally associated with high sugar levels and unhealthy indulgence, market research indicates that efforts to also appeal to consumers with a growing interest in health and wellness trends are paying off. According to UK-based market researcher GlobalData, in 2016 alone USD3.7 billion worth of confectionery with functional or fortified attributes was sold globally.…

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EU INVESTMENT BANK FOCUSES ON DEVELOPING NEW PLASTICS TO LIGHTWEIGHT E-CARS



WITH auto manufacturers looking for ways to light-weight electric and hybrid vehicles, to boost performance and battery life, the European Union (EU) is investing in a Spanish company that is seeking to develop recyclable thermo-plastic alternatives to rubber for auto parts.…

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KENYAN PAINT COMPANIES FACE RISING COSTS – BUT BOOMING CONSTRUCTION MEANS THAT SALES WILL STILL GROW



WITH Kenya’s economy still growing fast – its GDP is projected to increase by 5.8% this year (2019) east Africa’s economic hub is expected to provide the paint and coatings sector plenty of extra sales. Such growth in the construction industry is reflected in its neighbouring countries, notably Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, offering additional sales for companies with the scale to score regional sales.…

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REGULATIONS CONTROLLING SUNSCREEN CHEMICALS START TO EMERGE WORLDWIDE



CONCERNS about the environmental and health damage caused by sunscreen chemicals has started to translate into regulatory action around the world, with the US state of Hawaii being the most high-profile reformer.

Hawaii has imposed a state-wide ban on the sale and distribution within Hawaii of products containing oxybenzone and octinoxate, which are widely regarded as having a harmful impact on coral.…

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EU COUNTRIES FALLING SHORT ON BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP MONITORING



EUROPEAN Union member states are dragging their feet implementing the fourth anti-money laundering directive’s (4AMLD 2015/849) beneficial ownership rules. Only five countries met the June 26, 2017, AMLD4 deadline for having an ultimate beneficial ownership (UBO) register under national law – Britain, Denmark, France, Germany and Sweden- according to the European Commission. …

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RENEWABLE ENERGY SUBSIDIES STILL NEEDED DESPITE FALLING RENEWABLES COSTS, SAY EXPERTS



THE EUROPEAN and global energy landscape is changing fast – and the biggest winners are renewable energies, Dr Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), has argued – even as green subsidies decline. Dr Birol told the November 27 Brussels launch of the ‘World Energy Outlook 2018’ report.…

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GROWTH IN ECO-PAINTS BRIGHTEN SLUGGISH PERFORMANCE BY GERMAN PAINT SECTOR IN 2018



GERMANY’S paint and coatings sector seems set in stasis, with 2018 expected to be another year with a slight market downturn. That said, increased interest in sustainability continues to drive the demand for more ecologically friendly products.

Given the sluggishness of overall sales, the German industry has viewed with relief results from 2018’s third quarter, where the national coatings and printing ink sector saw a rise in exports.…

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MAJOR REPORT RELEASES BLUEPRINT FOR PROMOTING EUROPEAN CARPET SECTOR SUSTAINABILITY



A DETAILED consultants’ report released yesterday (Dec 4) has included two policy blueprints for shifting Europe’s major carpet manufacturing industry towards a more sustainable future, increasing recycling and reuse of products. The paper by UK-based Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd outlines policy options for European Union (EU) member states to move the carpet industry towards being part of a circular economy that is a key priority of the current European Commission.…

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