Predicts Growth In 2013 As Earnings Buoyed By Plastics

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Hans-Ulrich Engel, chief financial officer of BASF SE, left, and Kurt... News PhotoBASF,Business,CEO,CFO,Chemical,Corporate Business,Economy,Environment,Europe,Finance,Germany,Horizontal,Kurt Bock,Ludwigshafen,Making Money,Occupation,Photograph,Portrait,Press ConferencePhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergHans-Ulrich Engel, chief financial officer of BASF SE, left, and Kurt Bock, chief executive officer of BASF SE, pose for a photograph ahead of a news conference to announce the company's results in Ludwigshafen, Germany, on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. BASF SE forecast growth in earnings and sales this year after demand for plastics used to lighten cars and higher oil production buoyed quarterly earnings. Photographer: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg via Getty Images