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PPG to build new paint, coatings center in China

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10-Sep-18 PPG has acquired land in Tianjin, China, where it plans to build a new, state-of-the-art paint and coatings R&D centre. The facility, which will be located in the Tianjin Economic and Technology Development Area, will be completed in 2021. [image: Body Shop Business]

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Dubai wealth fund ICD launches new logistics firm

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05-Sep-18 ISS Global Forwarding has been set up by Investment Corporation of Dubai, and will invest in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and India, later expanding to Asia and China. The company will focus on freight forwarding and contract logistics. [image: Arabian Business]

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China gets another shot at Mideast energy

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29-Aug-18 US sanctions on Iran have presented new opportunities for Chinese companies, after Total failed to secure an exemption for its investment in South Pars. China’s demand for oil almost doubled in the past decade and natural gas is booming. [image: Bloomberg]

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Africa's first waste to energy plant launched in Addis Ababa

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21-Aug-18 Africa’s first waste-to-energy facility was recently launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Construction of the facility, called Reppie, began in 2014 at an estimated cost of USD118 mn under an agreement between Cambridge Industries and the Ethiopian government.

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Korea's Hanwha vows to invest USD19.5 bn

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13-Aug-18 Hanwha will earmark USD19.5 bn for investments and hire 35,000 workers in its largest-ever growth plan. Korean chaebol (conglomerates) Samsung, Hyundai, SK, LG and others have made similar announcements recently in response to government appeals to help the economy. [image: Business Korea]

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