Other Middle East suitors line up to take Kuwait's place as partner for Dow:

01/9/2009 | MarketWatch

With Dow Chemical appearing to have been left at the altar when Kuwait backed out of a $17.4 billion joint venture with the company, other suitors are reportedly in line to take its place. Analysts say Saudi Basic Industries, Oman Oil, Saudi Armaco, Abu Dhabi's International Petroleum Investment and possibly the country of Qatar all fit the bill of what Dow is looking for in wealthy Middle East entities, and all may be up for a deal.

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