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Wal-Mart to spend more than $48 million on food safety in China

June 30, 2014
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

June 30, 2014
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

June 30, 2014
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

June 23, 2014
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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China to combat illegal wastewater discharges

June 2, 2014
Premier Li Keqiang said in a State Council meeting on energy saving and emission reduction that China aims to tackle the problem and hopes to deal a serious blow to polluters.
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Exxon focuses on LNG sales on Asian spot market

May 28, 2014
Exxon Mobil Corp. has been involved in negotiations with customers in Asia regarding sales of liquefied natural gas on the spot market.
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Gazprom signs 30-year gas delivery contract with China

May 27, 2014
Russia and China have signed a historic 30-year gas delivery deal that is estimated to be worth more than $400 billion.
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Japanese machine orders surge

May 19, 2014
In March, Japan's core machinery orders rose the most in more than 18 years, signaling an upswing in business investment.
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Japanese chemical company to open new facility in Georgia

May 14, 2014
The new plant will manufacture fiber-free potassium titanate, called Terracess, which is used in the production of brake pads.
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Chinese province to invest $3.35 billion in water conservation projects

May 13, 2014
Heilongjiang province in Northeastern China will focus on conserving water used in agricultural irrigation and drainage, as well as on better flood protection and preservation of water resources in general.
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