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GCC mood lifts despite worsening gas crisis

THE MOOD seems to have become a little more upbeat in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) region of the Middle East thanks to the economic recovery.

“The flow of foreign funds into the GCC came to a complete standstill in …

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Thai project delays good news for markets, but…..

….what do these environmental issues mean for Thailand as an investment destination?

 

 

The Map Ta Phut refinery-petrochemicals complex

Source of picture: Pattaya News

 

 

 

By Malini Hariharan (Malini is now joint blogger for Asian Chemical Connections)…

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Maybe it’s not as bleak as I’ve made out…

Consensus opinion tends to swing firmly in one direction and then the other.

For example, in the good old days of 2007 you would have been pretty hard-pressed to find many in the chemicals industry who saw anything but a …

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It’s tough at the top…….

It’s easy to take pot shots at the boss, and everyone of course feels they have been underpromoted and could do the job better themselves. Andrew Liveris is just the latest in a long line of CEOs to experience both …

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It’s fun to be miserable….

To quote Woody Allen, “More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.”

It’s refreshing …

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Even Middle East funding is under threat

The reach of the credit crisis is such that liquidity is even becoming hard to come by in the hugely wealthy Middle East, according to this report.

With so few petrochemical projects officially announced for the region post-2012 (although I …

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Can I have those coconuts, please?

This article, by David Strahan, author of The Last Oil Shock, says that it would take three million coconuts to power one flight from London to Amsterdam on 100% biofuels.

Some of the comments posted at the end of this …

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Liveris gets liverish on energy

Great stuff from the big boss of Dow Chemical in this article from USA Today.

Gems from the interview include “corn-based ethanol, one of the dumbest ideas of all time” and “the whole hydrogen (fuel cell) approach is dumb.”

He …

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I’ve got ten of these

A report by the Hay Group on world pay, surprise surprise, concludes that the Middle East tops the world in terms of disposable income because of the region’s economic boom and the absence of income tax.

This has serious implications …

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The river doesn’t just run black

China and the environment might not be only about rivers changing colour several times a day and factories belching out air pollution that kills hundreds of thousands of people prematurely every year.

Elizabeth Economy outlined the extent of China’s environmental …

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