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Middle East oil industry key for global growth, expert says

February 25, 2014
Part of the Western world is underestimating the importance of the Middle East as a result of the shale revolution in the United States but this may be too hasty a reaction.
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Diseases linked to Salmonella, Campylobacter decrease in Europe

February 24, 2014

The number of people suffering from campylobacteriosis in the European Union dropped for the first time in five years in 2012 but it remains the most common foodborne disease.


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China to launch major water resources cleanup program

February 24, 2014
The most populated country in the world has relatively small water reserves and the problem of water scarcity has become particularly pressing over the past few years.
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Shell sells Australian refinery to Vitol

February 24, 2014
Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell is to sell as many as 870 service stations and its Australian refinery to Swiss oil company Vitol. The deal is worth approximately $2.6 billion.
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Australian beef, veal exports to US to drop slightly in 2014

February 19, 2014
Australian exports of beef and veal to the United States in 2014 are expected to drop one percent from last year's levels and reach 210,000 tons swt, according to industry research company Meat and Livestock Australia.
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US, Indian officials meet to discuss drug safety

February 17, 2014
India and the United States have been locked in a regulatory conflict over generic pharmaceutical products distributed on the U.S. market.
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Beijing to develop water reclamation projects to reduce freshwater consumption

February 13, 2014
The Beijing Water Authority has set out a plan to start the construction of 16 new water reclamation plants over the course of this year.
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French refiners report $945 million losses in 2013

February 12, 2014
Cheap U.S. natural gas and competition from Asia and the Middle East have dealt a heavy blow to the European refining sector, with French refineries alone losing about EUR700 million ($945 million) last year.
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Thai cement producer relies on strong petrochemical demand for growth

February 10, 2014
Demand for petrochemical products in Asia is likely to show robust growth over the course of this year, helping Thailand's largest cement manufacturer to offset losses.
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China to require factories to provide real-time emissions data

February 10, 2014
The Chinese government believes that its latest move might be an effective measure to curb pollution in the country.
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