CHINA REJECT US SANCTIONS ON IRAN It came as no surprise when the US announced sanctions on Zhuhai Zhenrong, a Chinese state backed enterprise which was set up 25 years ago as the sole importer of Iranian crude to China. Beijing’s response was swift and equally predictable " “We oppose the bullying and sanctions by the US of China’s enterprises and individuals based on US’s domestic laws.
In the wake of major social and political changes over the last decade, companies are taking steps to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion. Yet progress in most sectors remains tentative. Programs designed to increase diversity and inclusion
ACHIEVING DIVERSITY OBJECTIVES The business benefits of creating a diverse and inclusive workforce are clear. Diversity and Inclusion must always be about enhancing productivity by accessin talent despite its provenance. But creating a positive and inclusive workplace culture requires people to become aware of unconscious thoughts and beliefs
When Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN)a non-governmental organisation broke the news, it just confirmed the scandal that has been going on for years. Nigeria has been the destination for dumping the worst, most carciogenic refined petroleum products on the planet for a while
The United States debt-based fracking boom has been compared to the mortgage backed securities crisis before 2008, and if it does go bust it will be taxpayers who bear the brunt. Through government lobbying and the support of the financial sector, the industry is presenting itself as the next big thing for the UK economy when in reality its growth is based on systemic financial risk.
President Trump’s trade war with China has quickly metastasized into every other domain of Sino-American relations. Washington is now trying to dismantle China’s interdependence with the American economy, curb its role in global governance, counter its foreign investments, cripple its companies, block its technological advance, punish its many deviations from liberal ideology, contest its borders, map its defences, and sustain the ability to penetrate those defences at will.
Sometimes giving assets outright to a beneficiary – such a child, a grandchild or a special needs loved one…
Deregulation it would appear is finally upon Nigeria, or probably not. An incoherent and ostensibly contradictory statement made by The Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Abdulkadir Saidu cast doubt on earlier proclamations as he seemed to suggest that the market would not set the price for gasoline and PPPRA would retain exclusive control in setting pricing.
Saidu said: “The published regulation does not confer on marketers, the power to fix prices for the product as they deem fit. A guiding price will always be advised by the PPPRA according to market realities.