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PPG Industries to take over Mexican coatings manufacturer

U.S. chemicals maker PPG Industries Inc. announced it has reached an agreement to take over Mexican architectural and industrial coatings firm Consorcio Comex for $2.3 billion.
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BASF to sell stake in joint venture to Ineos

Swiss-based multinational chemical company Ineos is to buy out BASF's 50-percent stake in Styrolution -- the joint venture formed by the two companies in 2011.
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One in four big cities globally faces water stress

Tokyo, Delhi, Mexico City, Shanghai, Beijing, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro and Moscow are among the cities that face the biggest water stress.
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Explosion at Quebec chemical plant injures one

An explosion at a chemical plant in Becancour, Quebec, caused injuries to one person but is not expected to result in any environmental damage.
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Canadian study deems BPA in food packaging safe for pregnant women

Exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging in doses the general population is likely to experience on a daily basis is not expected to pose any health risks, even to newborns and young children.
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Wal-Mart to spend more than $48 million on food safety in China

Supermarket chain Wal-Mart has pledged to increase its investments in China's food safety threefold, following the scandal in which fox meat was sold as donkey meat in the Asian country.
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China arrested 186 people for environmental violations in 2013

As part of a nationwide campaign carried out in 2013 by local environmental authorities, over 3,500 businesses and workshops were closed after some 6,500 instances of environmental problems were detected.
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India's drug makers embrace automation

India's second largest drug maker by sales, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, is embracing automation and making it a critical part of the manufacturing process.
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China's gas demand to almost double by 2019, IEA says

Demand for natural gas in China will grow to 315 billion cubic meters by 2019, according to the 2014 Medium-Term Gas Market Report by the International Energy Agency.
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British scientists discover way to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Thanks to a new study by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA), the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria may become easier.
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