True, they are still under a lot of pressure. Much of the top management has been replaced and PPG might come back with an offer early next year. And AkzoNobel are now in new merger talks with another smaller American paint company:i've been getting a lot of alerts with Akzo corporate stuff. "Headwinds in our marine division" cited as one of the reasons they missed earning so bad, and still smarting from the whole PPG deal and associated expenses and PR hangover. Interesting days ahead.