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China to appeal against World Trade Organisation's ruling that its rare earth metals activity violates WTO rules

China is to appeal against the World Trade Organisation's ruling that Chinese export restrictions on rare earth elements violate global trade rules, China's state press agency Xinhau has reported. 23 Apr 2014

"Homogenised" new EU non-financial reporting requirements will create hefty burdens for mid-tier businesses, says expert

New rules requiring EU companies with over 500 employees to report on measures including environmental impact, workforce diversity and anti-bribery and corruption controls will "widen the gulf" between large-scale multinational businesses and their mid-tier... 17 Apr 2014

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China to put environmental protection above economy with proposed anti-pollution laws

China's environmental regulators will gain greater powers under proposed new laws which will prioritise the environment above the economy, Reuters has reported. 16 Apr 2014

State subsidies to EU renewable energy producers to be reined in, but some energy intensive sectors will still enjoy benefits

A number of energy intensive industries will still be allowed to receive some state support to compensate for high power bills caused by government subsidies for renewable energy under new European Commission guidelines which are designed to gradually phase... 11 Apr 2014

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