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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” »

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” »

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” »