January 2013

Trends and Resources

HP Industry Perspectives: 2012: Is it over yet?

According to a year-end report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the global economy is still stumbling three years after the “great recession of 2008.” The Euro area is challenged t..

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to a year-end report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the global economy is still stumbling three years after the “great recession of 2008.” The Euro area is challenged to move beyond recession conditions. China’s thriving economic expansion slowed in 2012 from the double-digit expansion of earlier years. The final thought on 2012 economic news can be summarized as confidence eroding. Global manufacturing entered a soft period in the 2012 summer; Europe and East Asia were the most affected regions. Looking for positive news has been a challenge in 2012 In the US, recovery in the manufacturing industry struggled against waves of uncertainty, such as the re

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