Novartis profits up by almost a third
Second quarter profit for Novartis increased by 29 per cent from 2010, with income for the 2011 period rising to $3.56bn. At constant currencies the increase was similarly strong at 31 per cent.
Income was buoyed by a formidable sales performance, with net sales rising by 27 per cent from $11.72bn in 2010 to $14.91bn for Q2 2011.
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