, No 3, Monday 13th February, 2017

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MAIN HEADLINES FROM THIS ISSUE:

  • Blenheim gets tangled in the African bush

    Grant Rogan, CEO of the Blenheim Group, says that assertions made in an anonymous letter to CTO are ill-conceived and intended to cause mischief. The letter described the disposal of share capital in Blenheim Capital Services Ltd. (BCSL) to a Nigerian bank. Mr Rogan says that an agreement was reached concerning a joint venture with Heritage Bank to establish an offset programme for Nigeria…..

  • Avascent analyses the impact of the Trump administration’s domestic labour policies

    Avascent, the strategy and management consulting firm, suggests that political pushback against sharing labour on future programmes would put U.S. firms at a disadvantage in upcoming foreign deals. Current offset obligations could become a liability in the eyes of the White House.

  • Malaysia’s industrial cooperation programmes are worth $9bn in economic returns

    The CEO of Malaysia’s Technology Depository Agency, Datuk Zailani Safari, said that his agency was optimistic that it would meet its projection for collaborative high-impact projects, especially for the commercial and defence sectors. Two local companies were summoned by a special committee for failing to implement the projects that had been planned.

  • Denel slows Malaysian IP pending payment

    Denel Land Systems’ contract to deliver turrets for Malaysia’s fleet of DefTech AV8 8×8 armoured fighting vehicles has been delayed by two years because of the country’s economic situation. The contract mandates industrial participation in Malaysia.

  • UK signals “buy national” approach to government procurement after Brexit

    The British government has published a 132-page strategy green paper—a consultation document—titled ‘Building our Industrial Strategy.’ The green paper addresses the governments’ contracting approach after Brexit and makes clear that the UK will favour local firms. Currently, European Union public procurement rules outlaw “buy national” policies.

AND LOT'S MORE...

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