GCC-British Economic Forum: Bahrain Taking Steps to Improve Business Opportunities

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GCC Secretary-General says relations with the United Kingdom unaffected by Brexit; Minister of Trade, Commerce and Tourism affirms Bahrain open for business
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22 July, London: GCC Secretary-General HE Dr. Abdullatif Al Zayani spoke at the 2nd GCC-British Economic Forum which was held at Lancaster House in London yesterday conveying the interest of the Arab Gulf nations in further expanding economic and business opportunities. The forum was organized by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce and brought together distinguished panelists, including ministers, CEOs, Academics, and leaders in the fields of economics, investment, business and trade.

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Two-thirds of Brits who lease their car could be falling foul of European legislation

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Motorists who lease their vehicle could be falling foul of the law when driving overseas this summer.

22nd July 2016 – 50% of drivers in a recent survey admitted they had been penalised for at least one traffic offence whilst travelling abroad1. Many are also unaware of the valid registration documents needed to take a company or leased car across the channel.

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NTO announcement on fraud and computer misuse

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This report is in line with similar reports from other bodies and it almost certainly grossly underestimates the scale of the problem, for the simple reason that computer crime, like many other crimes, is greatly under-reported. Some security specialists have suggested the reported crime is less than 20% of the actual crime and that the conviction rates for reported crime are less than 20%. Under-reporting is largely due to many attacks either going undetected, or not being considered worth reporting, but some significant attacks on large companies, like banks, are not reported, but covered up from fear that publicity would destroy confidence of customers. This is a huge problem, largely neglected by politicians and avoided by the computer and communications industry. Fire Project Managing Editor

Dave Webber, Commercial Strategy Director at LexisNexis® Risk Solutions UK, comments on the news that there were 3.8 million fraud and 2 million computer misuse cases reported in the UK in the year end to March, according to The Office of National Statistics.

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Brick Wall Index highlights those companies most difficult to connect with

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TALKTALKING TO A BRICK WALL: MOBILE COMPANY
RANKED WORST FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE

The worst customer service offenders are identified in new Brick Wall index
Talk Talk, Expedia, airlines and TV Licensing among those leaving customers most frustrated

The companies that consumers find most difficult to get through to have been identified by new research commissioned by Eckoh, a global provider of customer service solutions.

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Johnson Matthey Battery Systems relocates to Milton Keynes

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Thursday 21st July 2016

Johnson Matthey Battery Systems Automotive announces that it is moving to new premises in Milton Keynes at the end of July. JMBS is a Lithium-ion battery system supplier with expertise at the leading edge of Li-ion electrochemistry, independently analysing, selecting and sourcing cells and advanced mechanical, electrical and thermal engineering, combined with chemistry-independent Battery Management Systems.

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The Israeli Kibutz Joins the International Cooperative Alliance Leadership Circle

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The Israeli Kibutz Joins the International Cooperative Alliance Leadership Circle

Kibbutz movement secretary stated “we are proud to represent Israel at the Cooperative Leadership Circle”

The world’s Top 300 co-operatives and mutuals achieved an annual turnover of USD 2.4bn; 1.2 billion co-operative members around the world.

 

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The impact of Brexit on UK sensitive data security

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After the rare (pre-EU) European triumph of the ITSEC ( and the ITSEM guide) the EUSSR has had a serious downward effect on data security. This is one of the many areas where Great Britain should be taking a leading position in building a global environment where assurance, access and integrity standards and practices drive safer and more profitable data processing, storage and communications. ITSEC showed how the Governments of Great Britain, Germany and France could work co-operativey together, putting aside any national diversions. ITSEC was a very complex process that actually worked and almost involved the US, Canada and Australia in a common information security evaluation criteria as the basis of definng and anchoring all future legislation to protect data users and their copyright information. The European Commission has since demonstrated its ability to replace national initiatives to produce a total mess. BREXIT frees Great Britain from this mess. As nations queue up to sign free trade deals with independent Great Britain, there is now a great opportunity to also agree co-operative working of all of these sovereign nations to build a trusted environment that is vital to ensurng free, fair and safe trading across the globe FIRE Managing Editor

THE IMPACT OF BREXIT ON GDPR:
COMPLACENCY COULD PUT UK COMPANIES AT RISK

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has led some data professionals to think that they will no longer be affected by EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to come into force in 2018.

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Significant increase in older people living alone, but millions are failing to adapt their homes to help them live independently

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Governments more interested in milking pensioners to pay for things like bankers’ bonus payments

Growing numbers of 45-64 year olds, and 65-74 year olds are living alone, with 6 million people living in houses with two or more excess bedrooms.
Think Tank urges government action on supply whilst also calling for more support to encourage people to adapt their own homes.
New analysis for ‘The State of the Nation’s Housing’ projects a shortage of 160,000 retirement housing by 2030.

 

Despite significant increases in the numbers of older people living alone, half of all older people with care needs haven’t made adaptations to their homes to make it easier to live in, finds the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) in their new “State of the Nation’s Housing” report.

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