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Payment practices could be moving to the heart of corporate social responsibility following UK government action, says expert

FOCUS: Large businesses that force their suppliers to accept lengthy payment terms or continually pay suppliers late could face serious reputational damage following the latest announcements by the UK government. 17 Apr 2015

US regulator to impose new cyber security standards for banks and their supply chain

A new report highlighting deficiencies in US banks' oversight of suppliers' cyber security should serve to remind financial services companies in Europe of the due diligence they need to undertake, an expert has said. 10 Apr 2015

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Health sector profit cap could lead to more joint venture deals, says expert

Moves to limit the profits that businesses can earn when providing services to the NHS could prompt NHS bodies and their suppliers to enter into joint venture agreements, an expert has said. 30 Mar 2015

Oil and gas operators should exercise caution in 'scramble for Iran', say expert

Oil and gas operators should be wary of moving too quickly into the Iranian market if trade restrictions are lifted this month, according to an energy expert at Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com.  30 Mar 2015

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