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Police Arrest 7 People in Oil Theft Syndicate in Indonesia

The Jambi Regional Police's Directorate of General Criminal Investigation has unveiled a theft syndicate involving stolen oil condensate from an Indonesian state-owned oil and natural gas corporation. The incident took place in Rantau Karya, Geragai District, East Tanjung Jabung Regency, Jambi Province. According to the Director of General Criminal Investigation of the Jambi Police, Police…

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Delhi Crime Branch Cracks Down on Counterfeit Spare Parts Op Targeting Automobile Companies

The Delhi Police's Crime Branch has initiated legal action after receiving a complaint from automobile companies regarding producing and selling counterfeit spare parts bearing their logos and stickers in New Delhi. According to an official, various auto parts like filters, pumps, and more are being manufactured and distributed in the market. This fraudulent activity not only…

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Technology Companies Halt Laptop Imports to India After Sudden Curbs

Following an abrupt ban on inbound shipments without a license by the Indian government, multinational technology companies have decided to halt the import of laptops and tablets to India. Regulators surprised major PC makers by making licenses mandatory for importing electronics, ranging from small tablets to all-in-one PCs. While laptop makers had anticipated some government measures…

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China’s Growth Now Relies on Auto Sector Performance

A supply chain news channel survey evaluates and ranks the technological and automotive supply chains of 5,000 enterprises in countries like China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and India. The study focuses on financial metrics such as revenue and net profit, primarily focusing on the technological and automotive supply chains within significant Asian economies.…

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More Companies Have Joined Malaysia’s Burgeoning Shepherd Carbon Capture And Storage (CCS) Project.

Malaysia's Shepherd Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project has attracted global manufacturing and gas & power companies to join its ranks. This initiative aims to gather CO₂ emissions from various industries in South Korea and either convert or store them in Malaysian facilities. The Shepherd CCS project has a threefold objective: capturing carbon dioxide emissions from…

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India Drug Regulator Finds Counterfeit Medicines Worth 20 Mln Rupees in Raid

India's drug regulator has successfully seized counterfeit medicines worth over 20 million rupees ($241,666) in a recent operation conducted in Kolkata, the eastern city. The Drugs Standard Control Organisation conducted the raid, uncovering counterfeit copies of leading brands. According to the health ministry, an ongoing investigation aims to identify the manufacturer and supply chain to ensure…

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Swedish 5G Leader Establish Global 5G Equipment Manufacturing Supply Chain in Malaysia

A leading Swedish telecommunications company in the field of 5G technology has enhanced its contribution to Malaysia's economy by establishing its first 5G manufacturing facility in Southeast Asia, specifically in Penang. This company has had a presence in Malaysia since 1965 and is currently rolling out the 5G network in the country. As a world leader…

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Japan Eyes Tax Break for Domestic EV Battery, Chip Production

According to a recent newspaper report, Japan is considering implementing tax breaks starting in April 2024 for domestically-produced electric vehicle (EV) batteries and semiconductors to bolster economic security. As part of the government's fiscal 2024 tax code revision, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to propose these tax cuts for companies that manufacture strategically…

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India Mandates Licensing for Laptop, Tablet Imports in Blow to Technology Companies.

With immediate effect, India has announced that it will require a licensing process for the import of laptops, tablets, and personal computers. This decision is anticipated to have a significant impact on technology companies, potentially compelling them to enhance local manufacturing efforts. Previously, India allowed the free import of laptops, but the new rule establishes…

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India Finds Violations at Cough Syrup Maker

According to a government health official, manufacturing and laboratory practices violations have been discovered at a drugmaker lab in India. This has been connected to the deaths of children in Cameroon through its cough syrup. Following incidents where cough syrups manufactured in India were associated with the deaths of numerous children overseas, authorities have increased…

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