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Indian sewage treatment plant sector set for growth through 2018

Changes are expected over the next few years that will improve the quality of municipal sewage treatment services in the country.
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Middle East oil industry key for global growth, expert says

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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