September 19, 2018

Russian Certificate GOST

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The particular and undoubtedly complex economic moment is forcing global companies to find new outlets for their goods, not to fail. For several years, the Russian Federation has been one of the preferred destinations for European companies. German, Italian, Dutch and French exporters have made great efforts to gain market share in all sectors of […]

Hedge funds won’t get more money from EU’s biggest asset manager

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By Klaus Wille and Nishant Kumar From Bloomberg Amundi to focus on mutual funds and liquid alternatives Disbands London team of hedge fund allocators, researchers Amundi SA, Europe’s biggest asset manager, is stopping allocation to hedge funds to focus on mutual funds and other cheaper alternatives. Inflows into offshore hedge funds, such as those registered […]

Rich UAE expats target Caribbean for second passport

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By Pedro Goncalves From International Investment The Caribbean countries have seen a surge in demand in theirs citizenship-by-investment schemes as more high-net-worth expats from the UAE are seeking a second passport. The demand for a second passport among expatriates in the UAE has increased by 67% in the first six months of this year compared […]

UK: Notting Hill Carnival revellers strut their stuff in elaborate Caribbean costumes

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From Deccan Chronicle The carnival has been held every year since 1966 and one of the largest festival celebrations of its kind in Europe. IMAGES: Performers in costume take part in the carnival on the main Parade day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 27, 2018. The carnival has been held […]

Evolution of female bathing suit

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The storied evolution of the woman’s bathing suit By ELEFTHERIA TRAIOU From ekathimerini In 1907, Annette Kellerman appeared on a Boston beach wearing the world’s first one-piece bathing suit for a woman. The 20-year-old Australian athlete was arrested on indecency charges even though the suit was extremely modest by modern standards. Yet the fact that […]

Guyana Government websites blocked by 28 countries

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By Andrea Fernandes From Guyana Guardian Almost every website belonging to the Guyana Government, and even dozens of websites that are being operated by entities within the private sector, has been blocked by the UK and over twenty other European countries. The countries decided to blacklist the locally operated websites citing the fact that the […]

Cleansing the Catholic Church of its sins

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By Andrew Sullivan From New York Mag After a while, I couldn’t continue reading the Pennsylvania grand jury report on sexual abuse in six dioceses in the Catholic Church. Apart from the rising nausea, I realized the horror of each incident had begun to numb my conscience, and the sheer number of cases had numbed […]

Kempinski advances development plans in the Caribbean

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Monday, August 13, 2018 — Geneva, Switzerland – In the wake of the much-anticipated opening last year of Cuba’s first luxury five-star hotel, Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, Kempinski continues expanding selectively in the Caribbean with luxury developments in Cuba and Dominica, including the upcoming Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica. Set to open […]

Why Europe is not ready to take sides in the US-China trade war

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By Teddy Ng From South China Morning Post Despite a recent agreement between Washington and Brussels last month, China’s fears of being ‘stabbed in the back’ have yet to come to pass The European Union is not yet ready to join forces with the United States against China despite the recent rapprochement between Washington and […]

UK: Ryanair strike widens as German, Dutch pilots join Friday stoppage

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By Victoria Bryan and Patricia Weiss REUTERS From This Is Money UK BERLIN/FRANKFURT, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Ryanair will cancel about one in six of its flights on Friday after pilots based in Germany voted to join 24-hour stoppages set to hit Europe’s biggest airline in Ireland, Sweden and Belgium at the height of the […]