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Previewing 2013

December 17, 2012 | —Robert Westervelt

Year-end investor meetings and industry forecasts show industry preparing for another year of slow growth in 2013. Despite data that show a pickup in the United States and China, Europe and Japan continue to struggle. “While we are seeing indications that market conditions are firming up in some areas, volatility and uncertainty also persist,” DuPont chair and CEO Ellen Kullman said last week (p. 7). Dow Chemical chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris said in early December that he expects “a 2013 that looks a lot like 2012 in the aggregate.” Dow...

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