As explained in the analysis of the South Pacific Rim market in gasworld’s August issue, a mixed outlook currently exists in the Asia-Pacific regions as it picks up the tailwind of China’s much-publicised economic slowdown. This month gasworld explores how the emerging markets of the Southeast Asia are faring in ...
Economic headwinds continue to test the robust nature of the global industrial gases business, whether through unfavourable ccurrency impacts, the decline in oil and natural gas prices, or lower economic activity – there has been pressure on the industry over the last 12 months.
Specialty gas consumption has grown significantly in recent times and continues to build momentum in many countries, led by the strong and established North American market, where the largest demand is seen, and buoyed by a fast-growing specialty gases business in the Asia-Pacific region.
Singapore was the perfect backdrop to gasworld’s thirteenth industrial gas conference, and second event in South East Asia. Gas professionals gathered, hungry for information on the drivers for growth and the emerging opportunities the region will offer over the next five years.
Take 10 minutes out with Anish Patel, Director of AIMS Industries Limited and Vice-President of the All India Industrial Gases Manufacturers Association (AIIGMA), who talks about the development of the gases business in India and what to expect from the upcoming 37th AIIGMA Seminar on industrial gases.
Oxygen is one of the most frequently used treatments in healthcare, and a focus on homecare has resulted in considerable innovation in the market in recent years. Reliable, inexpensive and portable home oxygen concentrators are driving the change. Helen Carmichael reports.
The Asia-Pacific region is attracting increased investment interests across all segments of its energy value chain – and the industrial gas sector in the region has never looked more inviting. With a playground of opportunities available, what better time for gasworld to make a welcome return to the bustling metropolitan ...
In regions where water is scarce, particularly in the Middle East, carbon emissions associated with the use of water in all types of industries, particularly the electricity and gas industries are of increasing concern. Water treatment specialist Veolia explores developments in desalination.
gasworld Editor Rob Cockerill and Spiritus Consulting’s Managing Director John Raquet met at the recent Middle East gases conference in Dubai, to discuss what might shape the industrial gases business in 2012 - and beyond.
In my last column I spoke about the ‘ups and downs’ of travelling to promote our wares. This month, I’m going to talk about how this experience has given a unique vision on the evolution of our niche of an industry.
The uninterrupted growth trend of this global industry over some two decades shows the remarkable resilience of demand for gases through previous economic cycles. A new set of demand drivers is also emerging that it is hoped will underpin growth in the short-term future, as Tony Wheatley explains.
Rob Cockerill looks at a collection of industry views to get a feel for the market in 2012 and what some of the key players think we can look forward to.
When it comes to global growth projections, now is probably a good time to look at the BRIC’s. At a time when global activity has weakened, credit risks are rising and a fear of the unknown continues to grow, some solace can at least be found in the developing and ...