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Japanese Parliament's privatisation U-turn

Japan's Lower House of Parliament passed legislation last week to reverse the privatisation of the country's growing postal services. This move is likely to intensify tensions with US and European officials worried that such steps could work against non-Japanese financial firms. The bill will now move to the Upper House of Parliament.

The ruling coalition led by the Democratic Party of Japan plans to enact the bill before the end of the current parliamentary session on 16 June.

The development could add to rumours that the US and Europe may bring a suit to the World Trade Organization over the legislation.


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Drone footage of Hermes super hub

Hermes UK has opened its new purpose built, automated parcel distribution hub in Rugby, the biggest of its kind in the UK. The £31m (US$40m) development represents the most significant investment in the company’s history and will create more than 100 jobs. Located in Rugby, the Midlands super hub measures 270,000ft², the equivalent of 34 soccer pitches, and has the capability to efficiently process in excess of one million parcels each day.

23 August, 2017


UPS delivery drivers trained using VR simulations

UPS has announced that it will start training student delivery drivers to spot and identify road hazards using virtual reality (VR) headsets that simulate the experience of driving on city streets. The company will launch VR training at nine UPS Integrad training facilities in September.

To read more about the training simulation, click here.

16 August, 2017

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