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Asia Analysis – April 2019

In this first-ever Asia Analysis edition, we hear from Masanori Osum, Philippe de Taxis du Poët about the current EU-Japan trade investment and Nai-Chi Hsiao on new earthquake alert technology, along with more Asia industry insights.
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Arms sales to Saudi Arabia: UK being taken to court

This week, the UK Court of Appeal will hear the case from Campaign Against the Arms Trade, with intervention from Amnesty, Human Rights Watch and Rights Watch UK about the UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
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No deal and the UK gas industry: What are the implications?

With absolutely nothing currently clear about Brexit, all scenarios are still possible – including leaving the EU with a no deal: But just what might this mean for the UK gas industry?
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Blockchain and retail: A potential industry revolution

This article discusses the potential of blockchain and retail: could the technology be responsible for a profit increase for the sector in 2018?
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UK temporary tariff regime for no deal Brexit published

Government has published details of the UK’s temporary tariff regime for no deal, designed to minimise costs to business and consumers while protecting vulnerable industries.
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Rise in foreign ownership of European companies

A continuous rise of foreign ownership of European companies in key sectors has been observed by the European Commission, according to a new Foreign Direct Investment report.
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‘No deal’ Brexit could put 20% of UK jobs at risk

The Government needs to avoid a hard Brexit to protect UK jobs at risk and ensure that leaving the EU does not disproportionately hurt weaker regions of the UK, experts have warned.
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WTO agreement secures £1.3 trillion market for UK contractors

The WTO agreement has confirmed that British businesses will be able to continue bidding for public sector contracts around the world after the UK leaves the EU.
British pig industry

Where next for the British pig industry?

Zoe Davies, Chief Executive of the National Pig Association asks where next for the British pig industry and provides a fascinating response.
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Will India become a crucial exporter for China?

India is poised to achieve their highest ever export amounts to China this fiscal year: read on to find out what kind of trade deals these countries are negotiating and how this window opened.
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Will Iceland protect Scottish trade links after Brexit?

Scottish Secretary David Mundell’s trip aims to protect Scottish trade links with Iceland, including the fishing and biotech industries.
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EU-Japan Economic Partnership agreement enters into force

The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Japan enters into force on 1 February 2019, allowing businesses and consumers across Europe and Japan to take advantage of the largest open trade zone.
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New free trade agreement approved between EU and Japan

The EU - Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will create an increase in job opportunities and more choice of goods at lower prices.
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The potential of a post-Brexit trade deal with China

The 29th March 2019 is only getting closer, but we don't seem to be any closer to striking a deal with the European Union regarding Brexit

David Martin MEP

David Martin MEP Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament The EU: The undisputed global leader in open and fair trade
S2P

Preparing your Source-to-Pay (S2P) for Brexit

The brexit negotiations are becoming murkier and murkier, and what was once a distant, faraway event, is now fast becoming a near reality. As the topic of trade becomes increasingly hot, Sabine Adotevi discusses how the supply chains are dealing with this pressure and what they can do to prepare their S2P
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The EU: The undisputed global leader in open and fair trade

David Martin MEP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament argues that the EU is now the undisputed global leader in open and fair trade
EU economy

EU economy on the rise as incomes increase and unemployment rate falls

The economy of the European Union (EU) is currently doing quite well. We are most likely at the end of an expansionary phase of the business cycle, average incomes have risen above pre-crisis levels and the average unemployment rate of EU member states is down to 7% from almost 11% in 2013
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The key challenges around Europe’s environment

We spoke to Catherine Bearder MEP about the many challenges around Europe’s environment today, including the funding of Natura 2000 sites and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
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New waterpark makes a big splash in Rhyl

A £15 million waterpark in Rhyl has been named SC2 and will form a major part of the waterfront development in the town

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