WATCHING THE WORLD EXXON MAY BE BIG BUT NOT IN SLOVAKIA

With David Knott from London Until recently it was an almost unknown experience for a representative of the world's largest oil company, which earned more than $5 billion in 1993, to be asked to provide corporate credentials in a business meeting. Yet this has happened several times to salesmen from Esso AG, Hamburg, who are leading a push into eastern Europe by Exxon Corp. Government officials in Slovakia and the Czech republic have proved the most sheltered from western ways.

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