Asian Chemical Connections
More in hope, perhaps, than expectation, US chemical, energy and general business interests have appealed to newly re-elected President Barack Obama to scale back his administration's regulations, restrictions and taxes.
Jay Timmons, president of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), noted that "it is no secret that the business community has had reservations about the president's agenda of the last four years".
INSIGHT: Industry needs a growth-focused agenda from the EU
"There is some growth in Europe but nothing like enough."
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