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AkzoNobel's performance coatings business taps stronger market, targets higher returns

11:35 AM MDT | June 27, 2014 | Ian Young

AkzoNobel's performance coatings business is benefiting from an improved business climate in 2014, says Conrad Keijzer, AkzoNobel executive committee member responsible for performance coatings. "Trading conditions are more favorable than one year ago," Keijzer told a press briefing in London today. "There has been a pick-up in mature markets. We see decent growth in North America—it is another good year for the automotive industry in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Europe is a mixed picture and there are some challenges in Russia and...

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