BASF to sell its kaolin minerals business to KaMin

BASF and KaMin LLC. / CADAM S.A. (KaMin) have signed an agreement to sell BASF’s kaolin minerals business to KaMin, a global performance minerals company headquartered in Macon, Georgia, United States. Currently, the kaolin minerals business is part of BASF’s Performance Chemicals division. Pending approval by the relevant merger control authorities, closing of the transaction … More BASF to sell its kaolin minerals business to KaMin

People are increasingly worried about inequalities but divided on how to address them, says OECD

For a recovery from the COVID-19 crisis that is strong, sustainable but also fair, it will be key to tackle inequalities and promote equal opportunities. Yet while there is growing consensus that inequality is a problem, people are increasingly divided about its extent and what to do about it, according to a new OECD report. … More People are increasingly worried about inequalities but divided on how to address them, says OECD

xarvio® FIELD MANAGER expands weather station connectivity with integration of METOS by Pessl Instruments and Sencrop

Increased weather station device connectivity options for farmers globally Integration of hyper-local, real time weather data into growth stage models to enhance crop production decisions and optimize yield Compare local weather conditions and anticipate weather risks. xarvio® FIELD MANAGER, from BASF Digital Farming, has expanded weather station device connectivity options for farmers by enabling the … More xarvio® FIELD MANAGER expands weather station connectivity with integration of METOS by Pessl Instruments and Sencrop

A New Source of Fuel in an Aging Japan: Adult Incontinence

By guest authors  By Motoko Rich and Makiko Inoue from the New York Times. Motoko Rich is the Tokyo bureau chief, where she covers Japanese politics, society, gender and the arts, as well as news and features on the Korean peninsula. She has covered a broad range of beats at The Times, including real estate, … More A New Source of Fuel in an Aging Japan: Adult Incontinence

Personalities: The European Commission appoints a new Director for the European Anti-Fraud Office

On November 17, 2021, the European Commission has decided to appoint Joanna Krzeminska-Vamvaka as Director of the Directorate in charge of Expenditure – Operations and Investigations in the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). OLAF is a Directorate-General of the European Commission that investigates fraud against the EU budget, corruption and serious misconduct within the European institutions, … More Personalities: The European Commission appoints a new Director for the European Anti-Fraud Office

Swiss Federal Council requests renewal of Monetary Assistance Decree and approves contributions to IMF

At its meeting on  November 17, 2021, the Federal Council adopted the dispatch on renewing the Monetary Assistance Decree. This is to ensure that Switzerland can continue to take international monetary assistance measures when necessary. In addition, the Federal Council approved contributions to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for its Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust … More Swiss Federal Council requests renewal of Monetary Assistance Decree and approves contributions to IMF