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Court of Appeal in Singapore warns against "backdoor appeals" as it dismisses UNCITRAL section 33 challenge

Parties to arbitration have been warned against using the courts to "launch backdoor appeals" by the Court of Appeal in Singapore. 22 Aug 2014

Online retailers urged to commit to fair charges for rural parcel deliveries

Online retailers and suppliers have been urged to adopt new guidelines intended to ensure that businesses and customers based in rural areas are not forced to pay "disproportionate and unfairly high" parcel delivery costs. 21 Aug 2014

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Change in consumer law gives universities student accommodation leeway

Universities will no longer have to allow students to cancel accommodation places at short notice without penalty. A change to consumer protection laws makes it clear that certain regulations do not apply to residential lettings.  18 Aug 2014

Obama pledges to increase trade and investment ties with Africa

US president Barack Obama has announced $7 billion in new financing to promote US exports to Africa and the creation of a ‘president’s advisory council of business leaders’ to help boost trade and investment with the region. 13 Aug 2014

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