Regional markets: Focus on Iran, Iraq and the GCC Subscription
Economic modernisation, the arrival of the multinationals, and the emergence of new industrial gas trends and technologies are driving change in the Middle East. What better time to explore the dynamics of the Iranian, Iraqi and GCC markets as part of a wider new industrial gas frontier?
Regional markets: Focus on ASEAN Subscription
When gasworld covered the Asia-Pacific region in its August 2013 issue, there was a distinct reference to China as an economic influencer. This month, we look into the ASEAN collective of countries, for whom the health of China’s economy is also hugely significant.
Something of a wind of change, or stimulus, has been blowing through the healthcare sector in recent years where the gases business is concerned. This is a sector in strong growth mode for the gas and equipment industry.
As our lead feature this month explains, the gases industry has always been a supplier of important welding gases, process gases, welding supplies, cutting machines, and other hardgoods. Here we explore the market drivers for welding gases and hardgoods.
Economic challenges exist in the region, especially where currency strength and drag is concerned, but this may also present opportunities for the gases business.
The global CO2 markets receive sourcing from a variety of chemical, energy, natural, and combustion processes, and sustainable developments of the merchant markets is highly driven by competitive and reliable (usually by-product) processes which will endure over time – and which benefit from being scaled up.
Regional markets – Global update Subscription
It has been a busy year so far for the global gases business. Headwinds persist in a number of the more established economies, while modest buoyancy prevails in many of the emerging economies that so excite the gas and equipment industry.
Regional markets – Focus on East Africa Subscription
Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda are in the spotlight as gasworld explores the current and futur prospects in East Africa.
Regional markets – Focus on Central Europe Subscription
Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia in the spotlight as gasworld explores the current and futur prospects in Central Europe.
Regional Markets – Focus on Iberian Peninsula Subscription
For the troubled Eurozone, it’s very much been a story of crisis management of late. The region has been described as being in ‘stagnation’ and it is widely thought that the Euro area continues to pose risks to the global economic outlook. According to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) recently released World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update of January 2013, the region’s return to recovery after a protracted contraction is delayed.
Regional Markets – Focus on Central Asia Subscription
Central Asia as a region is stabilising in political activity and has important natural resources that are being developed or will be developed in coming years. Ahead of its launch of a new series of country reports on the region, gasworld reports on the activity and potential for the region.
Last month’s regional analysis discussed the position the North America gases business finds itself in and the changing dynamics that might just shape it’s future. This month we take a closer look at some of those dynamics and pick up where we left off, exploring the US market in particular, with a view to 2020.
10 minutes with...Bernard Zenou Subscription
Take 10 minutes out with Bernard Zenou, President and CEO, NOVAIR, who tells us about the company’s activities, challenges in the medical oxygen market, the future for the medical gases business, hobbies and much more.
Natural gas – Essential, everyday but unpredictable Subscription
Used in heating, cooking and electricity production, many facets of modern life could not exist without the fossil fuel natural gas.