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BRUSSELS Jan 16 European markets are still
beset by significant uncertainty, while markets elsewhere were
broadly fine, the chief executive of Solvay said on
"Still (seeing) significant uncertanty in Europe, the rest
of the world is doing well," Chief Executive Jean-Pierre
Clamadieu told a news conference in Brussels. "The U.S.
automotive industry is doing very well."
He added the company was looking at smaller 'bolt-on'
purchases to boost its business in the short term.
Longer term, Clamadieu said, Solvay could consider carrying
out a major acquisition, although he did not elaborate.
(Reporting by Ben Deighton; writing by Philip Blenkinsop)