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European consumers favor glass as safest packaging material

European consumers are increasingly aware of the benefits of glass as a packaging material, which is boosting demand for food and drinks packed in glass.
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EU, US health officials team up to fight antimicrobial resistance

Health officials from both sides of the Atlantic have been working together to tackle antimicrobial resistance under their joint Transatlantic Taskforce on Antimicrobial Resistance.
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House of Lords committee calls for 'urgent' fracking regulation in UK

The UK urgently needs to regulate fracking, so that the country's economy can start benefiting from the opportunities created by shale gas.
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Sanofi looking to shed multi-billion portfolio to optimize assets

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi SA is exploring options to sell a range of older drugs, with an estimated value of the portfolio between $7 billion and $8 billion.
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Oil & gas industry contributes £35 billion annually to UK economy

Although oil prices are persistently high and production is declining in the UK, the outlook for the oilfield services industry is very positive.
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Pharmaceutical sector roiled

Sanofi looks to shed multi-billion portfolio, Pfizer proposes $106 billion takeover to AstraZeneca
Based on patent expiries and for other reasons, the global pharmaceutical industry is going through a process of consolidation, impacting European suppliers.
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Pfizer proposes $101 billion takeover to AstraZeneca, reports claim

U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer has expressed interest in taking over Anglo-Swedish giant AstraZeneca for a total of $101 billion.
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EU chemical industry voices concern over proposed new packaging requirements

The additions to the legislation introduced by the European Parliament's Environment Committee go beyond what was initially planned, potentially putting processors and packaging companies under significant pressure to comply.
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Domestic demand to fuel Russia's petrochemical industry growth

The Russian petrochemical industry is set to benefit from increasing domestic demand over the medium term, with non-oil industrial sectors emerging as the strongest driving force for growth.
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Veolia outlines strategic move towards mining industry

French water and environmental services giant Veolia Environnement SA is looking to increase its share of sales to the mining industry.
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