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Sinopec pipeline blast kills at least 35 in eastern China

November 25, 2013
An eastern Chinese pipeline operated by Sinopec Corp exploded Friday, killing at least 35 people and injuring 166 more.
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Asian fuel supply to outpace demand by 2018

November 18, 2013
As the largest refineries in China and India continue to keep supply well ahead of demand for fuel across Asian markets, many refineries will have to work at a reduced capacity over the next five years.
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More Indian drug makers venture into US generics market

November 11, 2013
Companies like Macleods Pharma, Indoco Remedies, Intas Pharmaceuticals and Hetero Labs are venturing into the well regulated and lucrative U.S. market.
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Petrochemical industry to see rapid growth in Philippines

November 6, 2013
Like many industries in the Asia Pacific, the Philippines' petrochemical industry is expected to go through a period of rapid growth, fueled by an expanding economy and increasing demand.
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China's plan for synthetic gas plants may threaten water resources

November 4, 2013
China is preparing a move to create synthetic natural gas plants, which convert coal to gas. However, operating these plants requires huge amounts of water and this could put some areas of the country under serious water stress.
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China's wastewater treatment industry outlook revealed

October 28, 2013
China's wastewater treatment is lagging behind that of developed countries but its wastewater treatment capacity has increased over recent years, growing at an average annual rate of 14% between 2005 and 2012.
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India needs to develop food processing potential, industry group says

October 28, 2013
A new report predicts that the country could attract $33 billion of investment over the next decade, boosting the national economy and securing high profits.
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Taiwanese companies plan to invest in petrochemical complex in China

October 16, 2013
The Petrochemical Industry Association of Taiwan announced Monday that a group of eight Taiwanese companies is planning to invest in the construction of a large petrochemical complex in China.
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US beef shipments blocked in South Korea

October 14, 2013
South Korea has banned the import of certain shipments of U.S. beef, following the discovery of the feed additive known as zilpaterol in meat supplied by the U.S. unit of meat processing company JBS.
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Solvay to open largest sodium bicarbonate plant in Southeast Asia

October 4, 2013
Solvay, a Belgian manufacturer of soda ash and bicarbonate, has announced plans to build the largest sodium bicarbonate plant in Southeast Asia. The facility will be located in Thailand and will have a capacity of 100,000 tons per year.
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