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GPCA 2010: UAE Minister Outlines Growing Importance of Mideast Chemical Sector

11:30 AM MST | December 8, 2010 | Ian Young

The Gulf region could be “the future center of gravity for the global petrochemicals and chemicals industry,” as the industry shifts from mature economies to emerging countries, says H.E. Sheika Lubna Al Qasimi, minister of foreign trade for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Al Qasimi was speaking earlier today in an opening keynote address to the fifth Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Annual Forum, currently being held in Dubai. The recent global economic downturn may have accelerated the eastward migration of production, Al Qasimi...

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