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Transparency Key to Iran Attracting Foreign Investment

Posted on August 25th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

With the lifting of EU sanctions on Iran in January of this year, European businesses now have the opportunity to do business in Iran for the first time since 2011.  Access to Iran’s oil and gas reserves, as well as significant polyethylene and polypropylene markets, could bolster the recently shaky EU chemicals market. Continue reading “Transparency Key to Iran Attracting Foreign Investment” »

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” »

UK vote to leave EU poses many questions

Posted on June 29th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

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The Brexit has shaken the foundation of the European Union and created an uncertain future not only for the United Kingdom, but also for the political and economic unity of the EU. Continue reading “UK vote to leave EU poses many questions” »

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