According to Matti Kähkönen, President and CEO, Metso, the demand in the emerging market remains steady. ”Uncertainties in the generally favourable outlook are created by the fragility of economic recovery in developed markets and stronger inflation pressures. Demand in emerging markets remains steady, the outlook in the mining industry continues to improve and the demand for services is expected to remain strong in all our businesses,” Matti said. “Metso’s position in the markets is strong and our financial situation and strategy are on solid footing. We are well-positioned to benefit from the global megatrends. Favourable economic development in emerging markets not only supports the demand for metals, energy and other infrastructure solutions, and paper and board, it also offers us excellent opportunities. Our strong position in services is based on long-term customer relationships and our extensive installed equipment base, and we are continuously developing our services portfolio. Global concern about environmental issues and sustainability creates demand also for our eco-efficient solutions and for the lifecycle services supporting them. So our strategic focus areas offer us excellent growth opportunities also in the future,” Matti added.