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FDA takes action against Indian pharmaceutical companies

Pharmaceutical company Hospira Inc. has been warned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over lapses in the manufacturing of drugs, which were detected during an inspection of its facility in Irungattukottai, India, in October 2012.
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Bird flu outbreak costs Chinese poultry industry more than $6.5 billion

The sector has been losing 1 billion yuan a day since the end of March as chicken-product sales continue to dwindle and prices plunge due to consumer fears over bird flu.
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Danone to invest $417 million in China's biggest dairy producer

French food-products company Danone has agreed to invest $417 million in two deals with China Mengniu Dairy Co., China's biggest dairy producer.
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Mixers make instant coffee production in Thailand efficient

Specializing in production and packaging of instant coffee and tea, CMYK Ltd. was established in Thailand in 2001 as the exclusive co-manufacturer for what some say is the world’s biggest food company, Nestlé.
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Rat meat sold as lamb, Chinese authorities discover

Chinese authorities have arrested 63 people involved in an operation that allegedly sold more than $1 million in rat, fox, mink and other meat as lamb.
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Shell starts major petrochemical investment in Singapore

Global energy giant Shell has announced plans to expand its investments in Asia by building new petrochemical units in Singapore.
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Sun Pharma receives tentative approval for generic version of Januvia

Indian pharmaceutical company Sun Pharma has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has tentatively approved the company's generic version of the successful anti-diabetes drug Januvia.
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Asia, Australia predicted to outperform US in coal bed methane production

The technology to extract methane from coal was developed in the United States almost 40 years ago during a large-scale program for mine degasification and safety.
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India’s Oil Industry Safety Directorate, AIChE sign memorandum

The Center for Chemical Process Safety of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of India’s Oil Industry Safety Directorate.
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Japan, India invest in US liquefied natural gas

Richmond, Va.-based Dominion Energy has signed two 20-year terminal service agreements with Japanese and Indian companies to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its proposed Dominion Cove Point liquefaction project in Maryland.
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