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: Dynamics of global BDO market showing signs of change
"The main reason behind increasing trade flows has been the overcapacity in Asia, while the biggest effect it has on the European market is putting pr
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