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FILES – A picture taken February 4, 2004 shows the plant of German chemicals company BASF in Ludwigshafen. BASF, the world’s leading chemical group, lowered on October 30, 2008 its 2008 earnings targets and voiced concern about a possible recession next year. AFP PHOTO DDP/MICHAEL URBAN GERMANY OUT