Predicts Growth In 2013 As Earnings Buoyed By Plastics

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Kurt Bock, chief executive officer of BASF SE, gestures during a news... News PhotoBASF,Business,CEO,Chemical,Corporate Business,Economy,Environment,Europe,Finance,Germany,Gesturing,Horizontal,Kurt Bock,Ludwigshafen,Making Money,Occupation,Press ConferencePhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergKurt Bock, chief executive officer of BASF SE, gestures during 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