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Easing into a recovery – crank up the printing press!

QE2 has arrived in the US! – not the famed cruise ship, but the second round of quantiative easing by the US Federal Reserve. The pace of economic recovery in the US has been painfully slow, and momentum is waning with persistent high unemployment, weak housing and construction markets and tight credit availability. And abroad, […]

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East Europe chemical industry emerges from the crisis

The chemical industry in central and eastern Europe (CEE) and Russia has suffered more than most through the financial crisis. Many economies in the region have suffered negative GDP growth and some, such as Ukraine and more recently, Greece, are suffering near financial meltdown. Prior to the crisis, bankers saw CEE as a fantastic place […]

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Chemical industry to change Brazil’s gas demand profile

Brazil’s future LNG requirements could be heightened by plans to upgrade and expand the country’s chemical industry, according to Brazilian industry participants.These plans come in addition to previously reported projects to build gas-fired power generation infrastructure in Latin America’s largest economy, which are designed to cover part a projected annual electricity demand growth rate of […]

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After the tsunami comes a new wave

Few have been hit harder by the global financial and economic crisis than Japan. Its export-based economy heavily exposed to automotive and electronic goods came under severe pressure and challenges persist. However, this economic tsunami will put a charge into the pace of structural reform – it is already happening in Japan’s chemical industry with […]

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