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Bank Whistleblower’s Attorney to Testify before European Parliament

Qui Tam attorney Stephen Kohn asked to offer Expert Testimony on “best practice” for European Whistleblower Law November 21, 2018. Washington, D.C.  The attorney for Danske Bank money-laundering whistleblower Howard Wilkinson has been invited to testify before the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Financial crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance in Brussels, Belgium as an expert witness on


New Delhi, November 20, 2018: NASSCOM 10,000 Startups and Facebook, today concluded the second edition of the Code for The Next Billion programme with ten shortlisted social impact start-ups showcasing their products on the Demo Day. The programme, a joint initiative by Facebook and NASSCOM 10,000 start-ups, started in the year 2015, had a singular

Steel and Metallurgy to honour Industry stalwarts in Kolkata

The Kolkata headquartered Global benchmark magazine on steel and all its allied and component industries – Steel and Metallurgy will be marking its next conference with a high-voltage award ceremony. The awards will be given out as part of its forthcoming conference on Integrated & Secondary Steel Sector with a focus on Growth & Survival

Global Survey Reveals Coming Shift in Cyber Security Priorities

Barracuda Networks surveyed more than 1,500 IT leaders and security professionals in North America, EMEA, and APAC about their IT security priorities, how those priorities have shifted, and where they’re headed next. Overall, the study indicates that while the top security priorities have remained consistent over the past 15 years, the types of threats organizations

Steelbird International ties-up with Fujikura Rubber Japan

New Delhi, 20 November 2018: The Indian auto components market is undergoing a rapid transformation and the domestic market players are responding meaningfully through strategic initiatives. Long term partnership and tie ups with overseas institutions are one of the ways in which this is being done. Steelbird International, the leading brand in automotive components manufacturing

Switzerland leads the 5th consecutive edition of the IMD World Talent Ranking

The 2018 edition of one of the world’s foremost reports on the quality of international workforces has been released, with Western Europe dominating the top-10. IMD’s fifth edition of the World Talent Ranking (2018) assesses the extent to which countries develop, attract and retain talent to sustain the pool that enterprises employ to create long-term


The  recent ruling by the Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) (in the case of M/s Vservglobal) has taken the industry by surprise as it seeks to treat services provided on “own account” basis as  “intermediary” services. This could lead to unwarranted disputes and uncertainty in case of exports as once a service is treated as

Transparency in military spending in sub-Saharan Africa higher than expected, new SIPRI report

(Stockholm, 19 November 2018) The level of transparency in military spending in sub-Saharan Africa is greater than previously thought, according to a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Between 2012 and 2017, 45 of the 47 states surveyed published at least one official budget document in a timely manner online. The SIPRI

Sharp drops in opium poppy cultivation, price of dry opium in Afghanistan, latest UNODC survey reveals

KABUL/VIENNA, 19 November 2018 (UN Information Service) – The total area under opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan remains at very high levels despite a decrease of 20 per cent compared to 2017. The potential production of opium decreased by 29 per cent in 2018 compared to last year, while farm-gate prices hit an all-time low,

Nespresso to use world’s first responsibly sourced aluminium from Rio Tinto in coffee capsules

Nespresso will become the first company to use responsibly-sourced aluminium, supplied by Rio Tinto, to produce its coffee capsules. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together with Nespresso’s capsule manufacturers to fulfil a commitment of sourcing 100 per cent sustainable aluminium by 2020, allowing customers to enjoy their coffee knowing