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EU chems ask for pragmatic Brexit while bracing for uncertainty

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The UK and the remaining 27 countries within the EU should adopt a “pragmatic” approach to Brexit, according to trade group Cefic, but sources within the industry are bracing for more uncertainty as the UK pound sterling is expected to depreciate further while negotiations take place. Continue reading “EU chems ask for pragmatic Brexit while bracing for uncertainty” »

Political Shifts Threaten Free Trade Development

Posted on September 30th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

The global economy has been impacted significantly in recent months by political mood shifts in major economies.  Brexit, the upcoming US election and the dampening public sentiment in EU member countries all paint an uncertain future for free-trade relationships.  Continue reading “Political Shifts Threaten Free Trade Development” »

China Economy Faces Downside Risks from Brexit Jitters

Posted on August 11th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

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China has had it’s 2016 growth forecast increased by the International Monetary Fund to 6.6% (from 6.5%) as a result of the country’s efforts to stabilize their economy amidst international uncertainty. Continue reading “China Economy Faces Downside Risks from Brexit Jitters” »

EU-US Free Trade Deal Chances of Survival Closing

Posted on August 1st, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the proposed free trade deal between the EU and US, is at risk of failure as the support of key German groups might be pulled. Continue reading “EU-US Free Trade Deal Chances of Survival Closing” »

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