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UK companies to produce anti-slavery supply chain reports, says UK PM

Companies with turnover of more than £36 million will have to publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement, under a clause in the Modern Slavery Act that comes into force from October.  31 Jul 2015

Innovation in energy market highlights case for principles-based regulation, says expert

FOCUS: Innovation in the energy market is challenging the existing regulatory regime, highlighting the case for industry supervisor Ofgem to set new principles-based rules. 31 Jul 2015

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Iran sanctions agreement: joint comprehensive plan of action

FOCUS: On 14 July 2015 the E3/EU + 3 (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the UK, the US, with the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy) and Iran announced that trade sanctions would be lifted in return for limits... 21 Jul 2015

Agreement on Iran sanctions a 'game changer' for oil industry, says expert

Iran and the P5 +1 countries – the US, UK, France, China and Russia plus Germany - have reached a deal on limiting Iranian nuclear activity in return for the lifting of international economic sanctions.  14 Jul 2015

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