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Asian energy markets to change in coming years

The IEA believes Asia will be at the center of significant shifts in terms of energy supply and demand developments in 2013 and beyond.
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Chinese poultry farmers involved in drug scandal

Concerns have been raised over the safety of poultry meat being produced in China that farmers in Shandong Province have been using alarmingly high doses of illegal growth hormones to speed up the growth of their chickens.
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Chinese authorities waited five days to report dangerous chemical spill

Authorities in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi have apologized for waiting nearly a week to report a massive chemical spill into a major waterway.
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Cargill invests in Indian food processing sector

U.S. agribusiness giant Cargill has announced plans to invest in India's fast-developing processed food sector by constructing a $73 million corn milling unit.
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Indonesia to invest heavily in petrochemical industry

Indonesia is planning to boost its petrochemical industry and start exporting by 2016 thanks to two upstream petrochemical centers that will be constructed over the next couple of years.
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Chalco to invest in Indonesian alumina plant

CHONGQING, China — Aluminum Corporation of China Limited, China''s largest producer of aluminum, is planning to open new processing plants in Indonesia after the country reduced exports.
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Japan's Meiji builds new plant to boost production capacity

INAZAWA CITY, Japan — Japanese dairy products manufacturer Meiji Holding has announced plans to build a new processing plant to meet its goals for increased production capacity for yogurt
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Yaskawa to strengthen automation solutions portfolio with VIPA acquisition

WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Yaskawa Electric Corp. has agreed to acquire a majority of the shares of VIPA, a Herzogenaurach, Germany-based supplier of automation technology and control solutions.
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Taiwan's petrochemical industry to see output rise in Q4

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan''s petrochemical sector is predicted to grow over the last three months of the year. A government report expects a 7.6 percent rise in output compared
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Machinery bearing quality impacts energy costs

Indonesian textile plant tests lead to reduced energy consumption and lower operating costs
Not long ago, along with the rest of Indonesian industry, PT. Leuwijaya Utama Textile Co. (Leuwitex) was confronted with a government-enforced increase in electricity costs, in its case approximately 18%. The Bandung plant includes 300 textile weaving machines and 176 twisting machines, consuming 2,120 megawatt-hour (MWh) per month. This threat to bottom-line profitability had to be reduced.
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