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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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China's nitrous oxide emissions soar 37-fold between 1990 and 2012

May 12, 2014
Estimated emissions of nitrous oxide in China will triple by 2020 unless urgent measures to reduce emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas are taken.
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Mixed oil-sector investment picture in Asia

China and Malaysia among countries whose companies are adjusting approach
May 1, 2014
When making investment decisions, Asian oil and gas companies must weigh the region’s continuing industrial growth against North America’s potential to supply inexpensive petroleum products based on abundantly exploited shale gas reserves.
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PetroChina, Asia Trans Gas expand their use of sophisticated software

Proven value leads to expanded use of process-modeling, collaboration-supporting and knowledge-based solutions
May 1, 2014
China is the world’s largest consumer of energy, second largest of crude oil, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Analysts say China will be the world’s largest crude oil importer within a year.
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US wholesale sector consolidation hits Indian drug makers

April 30, 2014
The U.S. pharmaceutical sector is going through a period of consolidation and this has already has a noticeable effect on Indian drug makers.
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Sinopec drops plans for new petrochemical projects

April 30, 2014
China's largest refiner, Sinopec Corp., has shelved plans to invest in new petrochemical projects, citing growing competition from the U.S. petrochemical sector as the main deciding factor.
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Almost 60% of China's water is contaminated, government report finds

April 28, 2014
More than half of China's water reserves are moderately or heavily contaminated, a government report has revealed.
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Oil leak contaminates Chinese city's water supply

April 24, 2014
The city of Lanzhou is in the midst of a serious drinking water crisis as a crude oil pipe leak has contaminated water supplies with a highly toxic chemical.
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