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#InsulinFraud unfolds in Moldova – Ukrainian #Farmak company allegedly involved

#InsulinFraud unfolds in Moldova – Ukrainian #Farmak company allegedly involved

| September 11, 2019

In July 2019, the National Anti-corruption Centre in Moldova instituted criminal proceedings in connection with public procurement of Strim insulin. The issue is the products manufactured by Farmak SAP, one of the largest Ukrainian pharmaceutical companies, the Talk Finance reports According to Angela Starinschi, the press secretary of the anti-corruption authority, the centre is conducting […]

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Old ways linger – Can one do business in Europe the #Russia way?

Old ways linger – Can one do business in Europe the #Russia way?

| September 9, 2019

Late in 2018, bad news came in for DIA Group, a Spanish supermarket chain and Europe’s third largest food sector franchiser. As reported by the FT, by December the chairwoman and chief executive had resigned, the head of finance had been fired, the company’s shares fell 80% just over a year, and dividends plummeted. In […]

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#Qatar2022 – Undercover report reveals extent of ongoing exploitation of World Cup workers

#Qatar2022 – Undercover report reveals extent of ongoing exploitation of World Cup workers

| June 27, 2019

The dreadful conditions for workers building the stadiums and infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, now just over two years away, are once again making headlines. This renewed criticism comes on top of recent developments regarding irregularities around Qatar’s original bid to hold the tournament. The detention and questioning of former UEFA president […]

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#Qatar exploiting UN Security Council loopholes to allow convicted terror financier access to significant sums

#Qatar exploiting UN Security Council loopholes to allow convicted terror financier access to significant sums

| June 21, 2019

A Wall Street Journal exposé has revealed that individuals on the UN’s al Qaeda and Islamic State financing blacklist are receiving up to $120,000 a year for ‘basic necessities’. These individuals include Khalifa al-Subaiy, a Qatari financier and resident of the tiny Gulf state, who was previously convicted of providing significant financial backing to senior […]

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Changing trends and challenges facing the European #Entertainment industry in 2019

Changing trends and challenges facing the European #Entertainment industry in 2019

| June 17, 2019

How we pursue entertainment is changing thanks to improvements in technology. Europeans now enjoy faster internet and more readily available mobile technology than ever before, with performance and connectivity improving year on year. For consumers, the cost of entertainment enjoyed via technology is also continually falling in price, meaning it’s often cheaper to stay at home than […]

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#FoodUnion heritage brands scoop ice cream market in countries ignored by multinationals

#FoodUnion heritage brands scoop ice cream market in countries ignored by multinationals

| June 7, 2019

Having emerged from the rubble of the global financial crisis in 2008, the dairy giant Food Union has not only gone on to conquer a highly competitive Latvian market but now, with the continual financial support from founding investor Meridian Capital, have set their sights on major global expansion. With their headquarters situated in Hong […]

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#FoodUnion launches digital tool for #Latvia dairy industry

#FoodUnion launches digital tool for #Latvia dairy industry

| June 6, 2019

Since their emergence in 2012, pan-European dairy and ice cream company Food Union have placed an emphasis on consistent innovation to maintain their place at the top of the industry. The latest example comes in the form of the interactive platform Smart Dairy Farmer, introduced in May with the stated goal of helping the Latvian […]

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