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Survey: US 'fiscal cliff' a concern for industry execs

10:46 AM MST | December 19, 2012 | Vincent Valk

A survey of chemical industry executives by KPMG (New York), a consultancy, has found that the US “fiscal cliff” is a key concern going into the end of the year. However, executives remain hopeful about the potential of shale gas. The survey found that 41% of chemical industry leaders cited the “fiscal cliff” of spending cuts and tax increases as a key macroeconomic concern.   Other macroeconomic concerns were cited in the survey, as well. Some 20% of executives are concerned about a slowdown in emerging markets, while 19% are...

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