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VIETNAM’S TEXTILE-GARMENT SECTOR MULLING STEPS TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE



TEXTILE and garment-makers in Vietnam need to continue investing in new technology to remain competitive and make their ability to meet growing demand sustainable, exports say. And there is concern that the capital required may be tough for small-and-medium-sized manufacturers to source.…

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EU-MERCOSUR DEAL OFFERS EUROPEAN AUTO AND PARTS EXPORTERS MAJOR NEW MARKETS



THE EUROPEAN automobile manufacturing sector will be hoping that the newly negotiated European Union (EU)-Mercosur trade deal is ratified quickly, given it scraps import duties imposed by Brazil and Argentina on EU automobile exports of 35%.

This agreement has been welcomed by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), which noted that the South American trade bloc, which also includes Uruguay and Paraguay, is home to around 270 million people, where 3.3 million new cars were sold during 2018.…

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ENJOY EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING AS THEY SEEK TO DEVISE FRESH SOLUTIONS FOR GLOBAL ISSUES



A GROUNDBREAKING collaborative international educational programme, staged at the University of Oregon (UO), Eugene, USA, has pushed the participating 52 students to ally their intellectual research skills with empathy and practicality to deliver effective solutions to global problems.

They have now entered the second week of an Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Undergraduate Leaders Program designed to foster innovative thinking and problem solving.…

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GROUNDBREAKING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAMME DELIVERS INNOVATIVE AND EXPANDABLE COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS TACKLING GLOBAL PROBLEMS



THE EMPATHY, connectedness and flexibility skills taught to students during an innovative international problem solving programme at the USA’s University of Oregon (UO) have manifested themselves in three prize-winning solutions to community problems.

These focused on environmental degradation, social inequality and public health, with students having 10 days this month to develop groundbreaking ideas for action at an Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Undergraduate Leaders Program.…

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INNOVATIVE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY STUDENT COLLABORATION SHOULD HELP DEVISE KEY PROBLEM-SOLVING SOLUTIONS FOR PRESSING GLOBAL ISSUES



STUDENTS from top Pacific Rim research universities have embarked on an innovative programme of problem solving, designed to create fresh solutions on pressing socio-economic problems that leverage leadership skills and community contacts.

The University of Oregon (UO), in Eugene, Oregon, welcomed 50 undergraduate students from 30 universities based in the Pacific Rim region, including from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Japan, Australia, and more.…

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NONWOVENS SECTOR IN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA STRUGGLES WITH OVERCAPACITY



THE NONWOVENS industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is still struggling with over-capacity, while declining purchasing power has hit the mid- and higher-tier segments, prompting global players to reconsider product offerings.

MENA economies have been impacted by low oil prices and regional instability, with growth forecast at 1.5% this year, down from 1.7% in 2018, according to investment bank JP Morgan.…

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JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA CONTINUE TO TIGHTEN AML/CFT CONTROLS, BUT WILL REFORM BE ENOUGH TO SATISFY FATF AND APG?



JAPAN and South Korea have many similarities in AML/CFT terms, being the only countries in north-east Asia with democratic, open societies, who also run their economies according to standard free market principles. They are also both developed industrial economies in which the rule of law is applied consistently and transparently.…

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JAPAN FINANCES NEW UN-LED GARMENT DESIGN PROJECT FOR PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES



Japan is financing a United Nations (UN)-led project to bolster employment and garment design in the West Bank of Palestine. The project was officially launched this month (July), with Japan’s ministry of economy, trade and industry (METI) providing USD446,428 for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to spend on promoting “employability for women and youth in the State of Palestine through supporting the garment and textile value chain”.…

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BRAZIL BEEF EXPORTS TO UAE BOOM



Brazilian beef exports to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) saw an increase of 439.84% year-on-year in the first half of 2019, according to figures issued by the Dubai-based Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce. Brazilian beef sales to all Arab countries were up 47.62%.…

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NESTLÉ’s EMENA RESTRUCTURE IS PAYING DIVIDENDS, SAYS SETTEMBRI



GLOBAL food and beverage company Nestlé’s restructure in the EMENA (Europe, Middle East and North Africa) region, which began in 2017, has delivered improved efficiencies and performance, according to Marco Settembri, Nestlé’s executive vice-president and EMENA zone CEO.

“It’s always a question of evolution,” Mr Settembri told just-food before the opening session of the July 4-5 2nd European Entrepreneurship Education summit in Lille, northern France,* in which he was to speak.…

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