In this week's issue of ICIS Chemical Business:
August 12-25, 2013

Cover story

Commentary: Europe economy stirs

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.



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