Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Quick hits

I must get these posts out of my head! Yesterday's C&EN tidbits:

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  1. There are potentially 2 reasons I can see for the japanese chemical industry suffering. The strong yen and high input costs. It's hard to compete in a commodity business when you're costs (no way they can compete with cheap gas/oil in the USA) and the strong yen hurts exports.

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  2. Well, Japan is DOOOOOOOOOOOOOMed anyways, according to demographers who are also economists. The year 2016 looks to be it according to this:
    http://japanjapan.blogspot.com.es/2013/02/japans-looming-singularity.html

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