Turning to Chart 5. Steady on higher demand in most regions. And so this is a good chart, in a sense, when you look around the globe where we stand. Starting from the left-hand side, you can see the Americas are up 20%, overall; excluding Thomas & Betts, up 10%. And really good progress in both power and automation, power, up 26%; and automation, up 16%. So we were pleased with what we see in the Americas for this quarter. Moving to the right, we look at the Middle East and Africa, up 34%, and good progress in both power and automation in that area. And it's good that we could drive some good orders realization in that part of the world for this quarter.Moving more to the right is ASIA, minus 1%. In the next page, we'll talk more about how we can dissect Asia for you, and how that works. But overall, power, up 12%; and automation, down 8%.
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