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Flavors and fragrances firm Firmenich appoints new CEO
Firmenich (Geneva), the world's largest privately owned flavors and fragrances firm, has appointed Gilbert Ghostine as its new CEO, effective 1 October. Ghostine was most recently president/Asia/Pacific at Diageo, the world's leading premium drinks company...

Swiss health-care group Galenica to split into two listed companies
Galenica (Bern, Switzerland) said today that it is adapting a new management structure. The group will be headed by two CEOs, one in charge of Vifor Pharma, formerly the pharma division, and one of Gelenica Santé, the former Santé division. Both...

WTO rejects China's appeal of ruling against rare earth export restrictions
The World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva) has rejected an appeal by China against a WTO ruling earlier this year that China's export restrictions on the key industrial raw materials rare earths, molybdenum, and tungsten violate trade rules. WTO's appellate...

Sika reports 18% growth in first-half 2014 sales, net profit leaps 25.7%
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says its sales for first-half 2014 increased to 2.66 billion Swiss francs ($2.94 billion), an increase of 18% in local currency, or 10.6% in Swiss francs. Operating profit before depreciation (Ebitda) was SF347.7 million for the first...

Clariant confirms outlook on improved second-quarter results
Clariant’s second-quarter net income from continuing operations was up 17%, to 83 million Swiss francs ($91.5 million), while revenues from continuing operations declined 1%, to SF1.53 billion, the company said today. Sales in local currencies were up...

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