James Barr

James Barr

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    Features

    Regional markets – Focus on Eastern Europe

    2018-02-02T00:00:00

    In this month’s regional market series, gasworld Business Intelligence focuses on Eastern Europe. The region has experienced better growth than its Western neighbour, chiefly due to the fact many more emerging markets are found in the East.

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    Regional markets – West Coast report

    2018-02-01T00:00:00

    For the first instalment of gasworld’s 2018 series of US regional market reports, gasworld Business Intelligence focuses on the dynamics and market prospects for the industrial gases business in the West Coast.

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    Regional markets – Focus on South Asia

    2018-01-03T10:02:00

    A recent report by a leader in global finance, PriceWaterhouseCooper (PwC), suggests that by 2050 India will be the second-largest economy in the world, in terms of GDP based on purchasing power parity.

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    Regional markets – Focus on Middle East

    2017-12-03T00:00:00

    Incorporating Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. By James Barr.

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    US market report 2017

    2017-12-01T09:32:00

    After a slight decline in 2015, the US industrial gas market returned to growth in 2016 by posting total revenues of $20bn – growth of 2%. The key event of 2016 was of course the completion of the Airgas acquisition, by Air Liquide. This propelled Air Liquide to become the ...

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    Regional markets – Focus on North Africa

    2017-11-03T00:00:00

    In 2016, the North African industrial gases business – incorporating Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia – generated revenues of $330m, up from $150m in 2006, indicating an average annual growth rate of just over 8%.

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    The CAB and why it’s significant to the US industrial gases industry

    2017-10-17T11:39:00

    gasworld Business Intelligence investigates how the Chemical Activity Barometer relates to the US industrial gases business.

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    Air Products lengthens contract with US gold mine

    2017-10-17T11:10:00

    Air Products has announced a successful contract extension with Barrick Goldstrike, to continue to operate and maintain an oxygen plant at the company’s mine in Elko, Nevada.

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    Praxair-Linde to form new market leader in Russia

    2017-10-17T11:03:00

    The proposed business combination between Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG has gained unconditional anti-trust clearance in Russia. This marks the first publicly official anti-trust approval for the Linde-Praxair merger.

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    Country Focus – USA

    2017-10-17T11:01:00

    In 2016, the US market was valued at around $20bn. This is an increase from 2015 revenues, which stood at $19.6bn.

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    Regional markets – Focus on Southern Africa

    2017-10-04T00:00:00

    In 2016, the Southern African industrial gases business generated revenues of $535m, which is up from $210m in 2006, indicating an average annual growth rate of just over 8%.

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    The New England report

    2017-10-01T00:00:00

    Incorporating Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, By James Barr.

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    The South East report

    2017-09-01T00:00:00

    Incorporating Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. By James Barr.

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    Regional markets – Global update

    2017-09-01T00:00:00

    After a rather disappointing year for the global industrial gases business in 2015, many hoped that 2016 would mark the start of a much-needed recovery. Yet, as all major industrial gas companies released their second quarter results, there was little sign of any notable improvement.

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    Regional markets: Focus on South East Asia

    2017-08-02T10:46:00

    Last month, our regional focus highlighted the industrial gas markets of the more developed nations in the South Pacific, analysing how future growth may be sought from the developed markets of Singapore and Australia. This month, we focus on some of the smaller, yet fastest-growing markets in the region.

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    The Great Lakes report

    2017-08-01T00:00:00

    Incorporating Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Ohio. By James Barr.

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    Regional markets – Focus on South Pacific Rim

    2017-07-05T00:00:00

    Last month, the regional spotlight shined on the North Pacific, where economic growth had averaged at 7.5% per annum (p.a.) over the past decade. In the South Pacific, commendable levels of growth have also been achieved over the same period, averaging at 6.8% p.a.

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    The Mid-Atlantic report

    2017-06-30T00:00:00

    Incorporating Delaware, District of Colombia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. By James Barr.

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    Praxair-Linde: A worldwide leader?

    2017-06-02T13:30:00

    The much anticipated, multi-billion-dollar merger of equals between Praxair, Inc. and The Linde Group has been agreed in a $70bn deal that unites two of the biggest players in the industrial gas industry. But what impact will the union truly have on a global stage?

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    Regional Markets: Focus on North Pacific Rim

    2017-06-01T00:00:00

    In 2016, the North Pacific Rim industrial gas business was valued at just under $18bn, and for the first time in history, eclipsed the size of the European market to become the second-largest regional gas business in the world.

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