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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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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.…

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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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EU EYES SANCTIONS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AND GRAFT



THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) is considering introducing a Global Human Rights Sanction Regime to freeze assets and ban travel of individuals involved in rights abuses and corruption. Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok tweeted that “the EU decided to further develop a blueprint for an EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime” after a December 10 EU Council of Ministers (foreign affairs) meeting that discussed his motion on the issue. …

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DUTCH CARIBBEAN UNDER SPOTLIGHT OVER MONEY LAUNDERING CONTROL WEAKNESSES



THE DUTCH Caribbean continues to have a weak reputation for fighting money laundering, and to a lesser extent terror financing, with the US 2017 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) highlighting weaknesses in its three autonomous jurisdictions. See https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/268024.pdf

Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten are ‘countries’ within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with their own prime ministers, while less populous islands Bonaire, St Eustatius (Statia) and Saba are municipalities, with fewer powers vested in their island councils, and the Dutch government being responsible for enforcing international anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) norms.…

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INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ROUND UP – CHINA KNITTED FABRIC EXPORTS HIT BY AMERICAN DUTIES



CHINESE exports of knitted fabrics have been hit by major USA duties in the latest round of tit-for-tat tariffs imposed in the countries’ ongoing trade war. China exported USD470 million’s worth of knitted and crocheted fabrics to the USA in 2017, according to international trade data.…

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GASEP TIMELINES SHOULD BE REVIEWED, SUGGESTS SENIOR ICAO OFFICIAL



THE MIDDLE East regional director of the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) has called for a rethink of how the roll-out of the 2017 ICAO Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP), as member states struggle to meet initial 2020 deadlines for security improvements.…

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OIL DEAL IN GRAFT COURT BATTLE COULD COST NIGERIA USD6 BILLION, PROSECUTORS CLAIM



A 2011 oil deal at the centre of a huge corporate fraud and corruption trial currently underway in a Milan court would see Nigeria lose nearly USD6 billion if it is not overturned, according to a report from Global Witness. Quoting claims made in the case, ‘Take the Future’ alleges that Italy’s partly state-owned Eni and Anglo-Dutch Shell knew that much of the USD1.1 billion they paid for a license to explore OPL 245 (oil prospecting licence) an offshore oil field in the Niger delta, ended up in the pockets government officials and did not end up in Nigerian state coffers, according to emails uncovered during the investigation.…

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AUTO INDUSTRY CONTESTS EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT PUSH FOR TOUGH TRUCK EMISSIONS GOALS



THE EUROPEAN car industry has slammed the “excessively aggressive CO2 reduction targets” for new heavy-duty vehicles – trucks and lorries – backed by the European Parliament – the European Union (EU)’s directly-elected legislative body – on November 14 in at the Strasbourg plenary session.…

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