Food firms outperformed the Thai stock market in 2001 as their
cheap, essential products rode out the global economic slowdown and
analysts said good dividends and growth in key markets made them
attractive again this year, according...
Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis, Europe's third-biggest
healthcare group, said on Thursday that net profit for 2001 had
risen by eight per cent to 7.0 billion Swiss francs (€4.7 bn) as
flagship drug sales rose 15 per cent...