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What’s your plastic bag IQ?

When even the GPCA is calling for the re-use of plastic bags, andreplacing thin single-use bags with thicker and stronger bags, there are notmany voices raised in favour of lightweight plastic bags.  One plastic bagmanufacturer and recycler has posted a catchingly titled video “What’s YourPlastic Bag IQ” to get across its points about the value […]

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MOVES: Liz Bains to Editor, MEED magazine

Elizabeth (Liz) Bains, formerly with ICIS, has been promoted to editorof the Middle East Economic Digest (MEED) magazine, she announced lastweek.Bains has been based in Dubai with MEED since August 2008, starting as Gulf correspondent before being promoted to supplements editor and then analysis editor.

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Agrofert’s Babiš launches current events magazine

Photo ©   Chemical folk often think they would make good reporters, but now the CEO of ferts and chems giant Agrofert is launching his own current events magazine.   Andrej Babiš, Agrofert’s founder and CEO, who has also set up a civic movement, is now about to launch a magazine as part of […]

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PHOTOS: Awards Night success for ICIS

Four awards went to ICIS at the RBI Achievement Awards on Monday night in London.   In photos: 1 Online Data Service of the Year: ICIS 2 Outstanding Achievement in Innovation: ICIS Dashboard 3 Event of the Year: ICIS World Base Oils Conference 4 Outstanding Newcomers of the Year: Joint winners: Jacqueline Savory, ICIS Heren, and Gemma […]

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Four wins for ICIS at RBI Achievement Awards

ICIS had a record haul of trophies at last night’s RBI Achievement Awards.   Winning in four out of the 24 categories, a strong contingent from ICIS London and Houston celebrated among the 1,500 guests at the annual awards bash for parent company Reed Business Information in London’s Battersea Evolution nightclub.   Presented by cult […]

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ICIS acquires Parpinelli TECNON

ICIS, the global chemical, energy and fertilizer market intelligence division of Reed Business Information, has announced its acquisition of the global data products and research services of Parpinelli TECNON.   Established in 1958, Parpinelli TECNON is an independent data and consulting business specializing in the areas of petrochemicals, feedstocks, energy, refining and speciality chemicals. The […]

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More free stuff from ICIS

More free stuff. Subscribe to the ICIS magazine (ICIS Chemical Business) and get a free ICIS USB memory stick with over 100 chemical profiles.  

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BOOKS: The Fear Index

It is not high art, but Robert Harris’s most recent book, The Fear Index, is well-written and the plot rattles along at a brisk pace. It is just the thing for a long flight if you are interested in trading, markets, algorithms, finance and risk, with a bit of murder, Darwinism and Swiss tourism thrown […]

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JP Morgan explains euro crisis with Lego

Is everyone jumping on the Lego bandwagon? Here JP Morgan illustrates the euro crisis with the use of some cute Lego figures and some blatant national stereotyping.   The Spanish are toreadors, the Germans are men in helmets and the French are artists.   The original graphic is from Michael Cembalest’s research note, buried in […]

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Free Lego toys in the Sun

The Sun newspaper has gone Lego mad today.   Look out for strong localised demand for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), as the UK’s biggest circulation red-top paper, heads its Thursday 13 October 2011 issue with a banner headline: FREE LEGO TOYS ARE BACK: CONTINUES THIS WEEK IN THE SUN.     The page is also […]

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