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American shale gas boom

President Obama faces famous anti-fracking opponents

According to some, the shale gas bonanza in the US continues apace. On the other hand, there are voices casting doubt on its future. Controversy and strong emotions are also in evidence in relation to the fracking method of shale gas extraction. American President Barack Obama faces a growing number of anti-fracking opponents to his energy policy, including famous actors who have been recruited to the initiative “Artists against Fracking”. Here we provide an opposing overview of their arguments and the position adopted by Barack Obama with regard to shale gas extraction. more...


Countries in crisis

"Holiday from the euro!"

The economics and finance expert Professor Max Otte wants to chip away at the accepted line that every country must stay in the euro whatever the cost so that war can be avoided. What utter nonsense, says Mr. Otte heatedly in an interview with International Trade News as he looks back at the record of former Euro Group President Jean-Claude Juncker, who shares responsibility for this widespread belief. For his part, Mr. Otte thinks that the best thing would be for the weaker eurozone countries to take a "holiday from the euro". more...


Russia

Gold fever in the land of the Russian bear

Gold fever is spreading among foreign investors: The rise of Russia as an industrial player, which was also in evidence at the Hanover Fair 2013, offers enormous opportunities. Just don't count your chickens before they hatch – ‘the Russian Bear’ is still very much a developing economy. more...


Transatlantic economic relations

Europe - USA

In world trade, the route crossing the Atlantic has a particular significance. US President Barack Obama, recently sworn in for a second term in office, now has a second chance to intensify the transatlantic trade partnership between the US and the EU. In a special edition of International Trade News we hear the opinions of a series of leading voices from politics, business and society as a whole on this subject. more...


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cd Vet Naturprodukte GmbH

Healthy alternatives for animals

The overdose of antibiotics in food animal production is considered a problem with serious repercussions. The risk of developing resistance rises each time bacteria are exposed to antimicrobials. Resistance opens the door to treatment failure and leads to an increasing number of infections. cd Vet Naturprodukte GmbH situated in Fürstenau, Germany, decided to bank on a completely different approach. The company develops and produces natural pet products based on natural ingredients that help to prevent diseases.

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