The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes and technology editor/analyst Andrew Tonner discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Brendan takes a look at earnings from the huge international conglomerate Siemens. The company is suffering from its heavy exposure to Europe and recently reported disappointing earnings. Can Siemens turn it around and book a solid 2012, and what about the other big conglomerates?

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