DSV-Panalpina deal could get ‘messy’ as the offer is considered

A response to DSV’s Sfr170 per share bid for Panalpina is expected on Friday – but analysts and investors are increasingly asking who, exactly, will respond. Last week’s news that DSV was looking to buy the Swiss 3PL triggered a flurry of talk about the deal, while Panalpina issued a simple statement saying it was considering the merits of the offer.

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Forwarders step up to prepare for ‘hard Brexit’

Following the rejection of United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May’s European Union withdrawal agreement, in a statement today the British International Freight Association (BIFA) recommended its members prepare for what it expects will be “a hard Brexit.”

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Sudan: New anti-government protests expected

AGS Sudan wishes to inform its colleagues and partners that a call for protest was launched in Sudan for Thursday 17 January 2019. The country is facing regular anti-government protests which slow down economic activity in the capital of Khartoum and other cities around the country.

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Zimbabwe: Social unrest to cause delays

Zimbabwe has been facing a difficult economic situation for the past couple of months. The president's announcement on Saturday evening of a 300% fuel price increase triggered a three-day strike by the Zimbabwean Trade Union Confederation. Many protests followed, paralyzing the economy in the country's two largest cities; the capital, Harare and Bulawayo.

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