OTHER THINGS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED – AUGUST 11

11th August 2019

BREXIT DONOR ARRON BANKS IS INVESTIGATED OVER CLAIMS HE ‘SMUGGLED DIAMONDS OUT OF SOUTH AFRICA’

The Daily Mail on 11th August reported that the NCA has been passed claims that Banks, who owns diamond mines in South Africa, tried to get hold of black-market diamonds from Zimbabwe., with allegations by his former business partner also include the claim that he was ‘dealing with Russians’ in the diamond scheme.  He has denied the claims, calling them ‘ludicrous’ and a ‘concoction of nonsense’.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/brexit-donor-arron-banks-is-investigated-by-national-crime-agency-over-claims-he-smuggled-diamonds-out-of-south-africa

DUAL-USE TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPED IN THE ARMED FORCES HAVE EXTENSIVE INFLUENCE OVER THE US NATIONAL ECONOMY

iHLS in Israel on 10th August reported on a study by TechLink, a US DoD-funded technology transfer centre at Montana State University, which reveals that dual-use technologies contribute to total economic activity by businesses that build products and services around dual-use technologies invented in military laboratories of $58 billion.  Sales of new products and services by companies with US Department of Defense licence agreements reached nearly $27 billion.  The study set out to determine the extent to which the licence agreements contributed to new economic activity and job creation in the US.

https://i-hls.com/archives/93751

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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