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Kuwaiti government to suspend scheme requiring foreign contractors to invest in local economy

The Kuwaiti government is to suspend its 'offset programme', through which foreign companies that win large government contracts are required to invest in the local economy, in order to attract more overseas investors to the state. 11 Sep 2014

Airports Commission dismisses Thames estuary airport plans, angers mayor of London

A commission set up by the UK government to consider how to maintain the UK's status as a global aviation hub has dismissed a proposal for a new four-runway airport in the Thames estuary, prompting an angry reaction from mayor of London Boris Johnson. 02 Sep 2014

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South Africa’s Eskom faces legal challenge over award of contract

US-based Westinghouse Electric Company said it is launching a legal challenge over a contract awarded to France's Areva group by South African utility Eskom in relation to the Koeberg nuclear power plant. 29 Aug 2014

Bidders for public sector contracts "very mindful" of need for tax compliance, UK government says

Companies bidding on public sector contracts are "very mindful" of the need to be tax compliant as a prerequisite for appointment one year after new rules on tax and procurement came into force, the government has said. 28 Aug 2014

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