AkzoNobel shows paints downturn

By Mark Watts
Published: Thursday, 05 November 2009

The world’s largest paints group says recovery in demand remains fragile

Akzo Nobel NV, the world’s largest producer of paints and coatings, said a recovery in its markets remained fragile as it reported lower sales for Q3 2009.


Revenue dropped 10% against the same period last year to €3,639m. ($5,412m.), although net profit improved to €219m. from €169m....

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