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Brexit prompts ship insurers to look at Luxembourg, Cyprus bases

London - U.K.-regulated ship insurers are preparing plans to open new outposts in European Union jurisdictions such as Luxembourg and Cyprus, fearing that Brexit will hinder access to the EU’s financial market, industry sources involved say.

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“Fincantieri cannot take over a majority stake in the Saint Nazaire shipyard”

Paris - he view over the Seine is splendid. “Giuseppe Bono knows these offices very well,” Christophe Sirugue stated from his desk. Sirugue, the French Secretary of State for Industry, has found the STX France dossier in his hands.

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MSC’s CEO leaves door open on STX France deal

Genoa - Pierfrancesco Vago isn’t rejecting a possible deal. His slightly more nuanced appraisal of the options seems to indicate that for MSC the role of player in the chess game of global naval shipyards is still a possibility.

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Died of exhaustion, six “caporali” arrested

Andria - On 13 July 2015 Paola Clemente,49, died from overwork in the fields around Andria (Puglia). She died from exhaustion: putting in twelve-hour days for a wage of less than thirty euro. Her death prompted Trani’s prosecutor to open an investigation that yesterday led to the arrest of six individuals

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Italy’s black economy: a 400,000-strong army / FOCUS

Rome - As Mafia infiltration of the agro-sector spreads throughout Italy,so the phenomenon of illicit agricultural labour contracting known as “caporalato” shows no sign of abating; just the opposite. The case of Paola Clemente, a 49-year old farm worker from San Giorgio Jonico whose life was cut short in 2015

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LNG shipping prospects brighten up

LNG shipping prospects brighten up

Athens - New LNG projects coming online are bound to improve the fortunes of LNG shipping carriers. In a recent market outlook, shipowner GasLog said that “with a growing number of new demand centers, the demand outlook for LNG carriers with long-term charters remains positive