Ethics, compliance and consumer goods

Trump has made it clear to China that failure to make progress in negotiations have costs attached. Trump is set to hike U.S. tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods to 30% from next Tuesday, up from their current 25% level. The Chinese may have to revisit their strategy of wearing out opponents through… » read more

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On Wall Street, regulation is either too thin or too restrictive, depending on where you sit in the debate. However, when it comes to the online distribution of commentary on securities pricing, there are irrefutable shortfalls in oversight and in protection of investors. This needs to be addressed, as select groups of dishonest short sellers… » read more

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Bribery and corruption are an international, significant menace within the world of modern business. ISO 37001 is a guidance publication from the International Organisation of Standardisation (ISO) specifically aimed at helping businesses and institutions combat the insidious threat of bribery. Internally devised ethical charters lack the necessary efficacy to be relied upon alone. Universal external… » read more

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Coca-Cola bought Costa Coffee for $ 5.1 billion, Nestle acquired the rights to sell Starbucks products outside its network for $ 7 billion, and the unicorn Luckin Coffee grew up in China with a capitalization above $ 2 billion. All this happened in one year.   The passing year was rich in events for the… » read more

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The largest association of German manufacturers, BDI, has criticized conditions for foreign companies to enter the Chinese market. They turned to the authorities of Germany and the EU leadership with proposals for coordinating policies regarding the PRC. Following the administration of Donald Trump, members of the German Association are complaining about China’s non-market practices and… » read more

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Privatization of an operator of the Greek gas transmission system DESFA has been completed: the HRADF State Property Management Fund of Greece transferred 66% of the shares of the GTS operator DESFA to the consortium SENFLUGA Energy Infrastructure Holdings S.A. for 535 million euro, the fund said.   “This was a successful completion of another… » read more

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Automatic teller machine vandalism and robbery represents a serious maintenance cost for banks and fuels the crime world. Gangs have specialized in the dismantling and harvesting of those pavement safes. Solutions developed by French engineering firm Oberthur Cash Protection may render the entire sport pointless. It wasn’t long, after Barclays installed the first ATM in… » read more

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