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Chinese pharma probe spreads to two Danish drug makers

August 13, 2013
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

August 12, 2013
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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European biotechs back on venture capital radar

August 8, 2013
Venture capital firms are once again warming to European biotechnology players, which attracted a significant portion of the venture capital invested globally in this sector during the second quarter.
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Prospects look good for global ethylene oxide, ethylene glycol markets

August 8, 2013
Global demand for ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol is predicted to remain on a steady upward trajectory in the next five years.
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Honeywell's UOP to revamp Japanese petrochemical facility

August 7, 2013
UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, has been selected by Taiyo Oil Co. Ltd. to supply technology and catalysts to improve operational flexibility and increase petrochemical production at Taiyo's Shikoku Operations in Ehime, Japan.
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Dutch scientists unveil first lab-grown burger

August 5, 2013
The 5-ounce "Cultured Beef" burger, which reportedly cost around $332,000 to produce, was made with muscle cells taken from a cow and other common food ingredients such as salt, egg powder and breadcrumbs.
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Emerson selected to modernize hydropower plants in Brazil

August 5, 2013
Emerson Process Management has been awarded contracts totaling nearly $9 million to modernize the controls of multiple hydropower plants and a dispatch center for AES TietĂȘ in Brazil.
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Canada's meat and poultry industry starts to recover

August 2, 2013
The Canadian meat and poultry industry accounts for about 10 percent of the total export of agriculture and food products and employs about 66,500 workers across the country.
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BASF to build polymerization plant in Shanghai

July 31, 2013
Chemical company BASF has announced plans to build a new polymerization plant with a capacity of 100,000 metric tons per year in Shanghai, China.
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European Commission invests EUR 130 million in Romanian water treatment project

July 29, 2013
The European Commission has approved a €130 million investment for a wastewater treatment project around the city of Bucharest, Romania.
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