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SINGAPORE RESEARCHERS DEVELOP MORE ROBUST CONDUCTIVE MATERIALS FOR MEDICAL E-GARMENTS



Researchers in Singapore say they have devised a new conductive textile which enables wearable devices to interconnect and transmit data with far more strength than existing technologies, improving the ability to conduct remote medical monitoring by healthcare professionals and family members.…

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CANADIAN AUTO SECTOR WELCOMES FINAL USMCA DEAL – WITH FINAL REVISIONS ON STEEL SUPPLIES AND LABOUR STANDARDS



The Canadian automotive industry has welcomed the final text of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal, which includes new flexibility over steel supplies to the North American automotive manufacturing industry.

David Adams, president, Global Automakers of Canada (which represents all Canadian auto manufacturers except for the Big Three), said the new amendments reflected Canadian government thinking and that now he expected “all three countries will work to ratify expeditiously….”,…

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SLOVAKIA STRENGTHENS EFFORTS TO TACKLE MONEY LAUNDERING AND TERRORISM FINANCING – BUT WILL NEED TO FOCUS ON ENFORCEMENT



SLOVAKIA may have been facing European Commission legal action over foot-dragging in implementing European Union EU AML/CFT legislation and has been striving to improve its AML/CFT weaknesses, but its general reputation in combating money laundering is solid. The Basel Institute of Governance AML Index 2019 ranked this central European country 109 out of 125 countries assessed, with the highest number being the top performer.…

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FATF RAISES CONCERN OVER TURKISH FIU EFFECTIVENESS FOLLOWING 2016 COUP



THE FINANCIAL Action Task Force (FATF) has raised concerns about the effectiveness of the Turkey’s Financial Crimes Investigation Board (MASAK) given its involvement in a significant number of legal cases since the 2016 coup, which sparked a wave of government action against suspected or actual political opponents.…

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SA COATINGS SALES CONTINUE TO RISE – BUT INDUSTRY FEARS IMPACT OF WEAKNESS IN OVERALL ECONOMY



SALES within the South African home paint market are expected to reach USD416.6 million (South African Rand ZAR5.96 billion) in the year to December 2019, up from USD358 million (ZAR5.12 billion) in the previous year, but industry association officials fear this growth could be hit by South Africa’s weak general economy in the coming year.…

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FATF CALLS ON RUSSIA TO PRIORITISE COMPLEX ML CASES AND FIGHT AML AGENCY CORRUPTION



THE RUSSIAN government, while being praised for improving its AML/CFT efforts, has been asked by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to better probe complex ML cases and root corruption from banks and even AML institutions.

In its latest mutual evaluation report on Russia released today (December 17), FATF noted that “some parts of Russian law enforcement agencies have a corruption problem, including agencies charged with investigating ML” (although it did not name the tainted bodies).…

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EU MINISTERS GREENLIGHT COMMISSION TO DRAFT LAW CREATING NEW EU AML AUTHORITY



 

THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) Council of Ministers has invited the European Commission “to present legislative proposals” on creating an EU anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) body and tightening the harmonisation of AML/CFT rules across the EU. A comprehensive policy document, signalling a likely shift in authority over AML/CFT powers from EU member states to central EU institutions, highlighted how a central EU AML institution might work.…

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UZBEKISTAN CLOTHING SECTOR EYES MAJOR INCREASE IN EXPORTS AS GOVERNMENT PUSHES AHEAD WITH LIBERALIZATION PROGRAMME



THE UZBEKISTAN clothing and textile industry is eyeing a major increase in clothing and textile imports as its government liberalises what was until three-years-ago a largely unreformed post-Soviet state. A key goal is swapping raw cotton exports for overseas sales of added value textiles and clothing.…

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MEXICAN CLOTHING INDUSTRY EXPERTS HOPE FOR PROMPT RATIFICTION OF THE USMCA TRADE DEAL



MEXICAN clothing industry experts hope that the current stand-off over the ratification of the new United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) will be solved soon, given that they expect that it will cement Mexico’s position as a major apparel exporter to the USA and Canada.…

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NEW EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL INDICATES INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL PUBLIC POLICY WILL NOT QUIOT FINANCIAL BACKING FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY GROWTH



 

GLOBAL and regional public policies promoting environmental good practice and fighting climate change have long encouraged the growth of renewable energy production. And with concern about global warming sharpening, these goals – pushed by international and regional organisations and development banks – are here to stay.…

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