Asian Chemical Connections
It has been a long time since this magazine published an upbeat assessment of the European economy. But recent weeks have seen a steady trickle of economic and employment data from many sources that seem to point to early signs of a long-awaited easing of the region's malaise.
In the UK - where a new Canadian Bank of England governor pledged to keep interest rates low for an extended period - lots of indicators point to an upturn in the country's fortunes.
INSIGHT: Dow Chemical, chlor-alkali, and shale to specialties
"Dow has been buoyed by the shale revolution which began to influence chemicals manufacture at just the right time."
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