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Akzo Nobel posts a Q4 loss

Thursday 18 February 2010

Chemicals group Akzo Nobel posted a loss of €60m in the final quarter of 2009, partly due to a €119m restructuring charge and €40.6m fine from the European Commission for price fixing.

Turnover reached €3.3bn while pre tax earnings rose 4% to €396m.

Turnover over 2009 as a whole was down 10% at €13.9bn.

'The stabilisation we reported at the end of the third quarter has continued,' CEO Hans Wijers said in a statement.

'However, we believe the recovery is fragile and will be slow. We continue to focus on customers, cost reduction and cash generation, but investments to capture growth will remain a priority – particularly in high growth markets.'

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