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: ECHA shows how the EU might identify more toxic substances
“Industry is supportive of the roadmap idea but wants a transparent and predicable system which can avoid disruption in supply chains.”
VIDEO: ICIS Asia Lunchtime Bulletin 11 December 2013