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Novartis feels the heat as China opens another bribery probe

Chinese authorities are stepping up their crusade against widespread bribery in the pharmaceutical sector with a newly launched investigation.
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Chevron remains confident about fracking opportunities in Central, Eastern Europe

U.S. oil supermajor Chevron believes that Central and Eastern Europe will warm up to fracking and throw support behind the company's exploration projects.
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Middle East to remain top oil supplier over next five years

Despite the rapid growth in U.S. oil and gas production, the Middle East will remain global leader in energy supply.
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China set to become leader in packaged water consumption

China is set to become the world's biggest consumer of packaged water, dethroning the United States from the top by the end of the year.
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Antibiotics in chicken kill 280 Brits every year

It's been claimed that chicken consumption kills about 280 Britons annually through blood poisoning attributable to ESBL (extended spectrum beta lactamase) E. coli.
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Uganda's first refinery expected to start operations by 2018

Uganda expects its first oil refinery to start operations by 2018. The facility will have an initial capacity of 30,000 barrels per day, the aim being to reach 60,000 barrels by 2020.
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EU countries make progress in urban wastewater treatment

Despite the discrepancies observed among individual member states, the European Commission notes that the overall picture has improved and things are moving in the right direction.
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Veolia Water, Petrobras sign contract for oil-bearing secondary material processing unit

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Brazil and Veolia Water Americas signed a contract with Petrobras to design, build, own and operate an oil-bearing secondary material processing unit at its Alberto Pasqualini REFAP Refinery located in Porto Alegre, South Brazil.
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Chinese pharma probe spreads to two Danish drug makers

Western pharmaceutical companies are coming under increased scrutiny in China following the bribery accusations leveled last month against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
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Australian mining giant targets US shale gas expansion

In a bid to capitalize on growing global demand for commodities, the world's largest miner plans an expansion of its U.S. shale oil and gas operations.
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