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Pandemic boosting demand for plant-based foods, Nestle says

Sep 28 2020

KONOLFINGEN, Switzerland Demand for plant-based foods has picked up during the coronavirus crisis as consumers try to eat more healthily and problems at some factories have hit meat supplies, the head of Swiss food giant Nestle said on Monday.

Judge under fire from Swiss right-wing party wins re-election

Sep 23 2020

ZURICH The Swiss parliament re-elected supreme court judge Yves Donzallaz on Wednesday after attempts by his right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) to oust him triggered a wave of protests.

U.N. rights body agrees to hold urgent debate on Belarus

Sep 14 2020

GENEVA The Human Rights Council agreed on Monday to an EU proposal to hold an urgent debate on the human rights situation in Belarus as the U.N. rights chief described "alarming" reports of repression since a disputed election last month.

U.N. rights body agrees to hold urgent debate on Belarus

Sep 14 2020

GENEVA The Human Rights Council agreed on Monday to an EU proposal to hold an urgent debate on the human rights situation in Belarus as the U.N. rights chief described "alarming" reports of repression since a disputed election last month.

UPDATE 1-UN rights body agrees to hold urgent debate on Belarus

Sep 14 2020

GENEVA, Sept 14 The Human Rights Council agreed on Monday to an EU proposal to hold an urgent debate on the human rights situation in Belarus as the U.N. rights chief described "alarming" reports of repression since a disputed election last month.

Nestle likely to do more big acquisitions: CFO

Sep 09 2020

ZURICH Nestle will do more acquisitions, also big ones, the food giant's chief financial officer said on Wednesday.

Nestle gets peanut allergy treatment with $2 billion Aimmune buyout

Aug 31 2020

Nestle will pay $2 billion to buy the remaining stake in Aimmune Therapeutics Inc , gaining full ownership of the first U.S.-approved peanut allergy treatment which has struggled with a slow launch due to the COVID-19 pandemic. | Video

China, deals to help Givaudan keep up pace of growth

Aug 27 2020

ZURICH Givaudan aims to increase its annual organic sales by 4-5% on average until 2025, mainly due to acquisitions, a focus on smaller and local customers and fast-growing China, the Swiss fragrance and flavour maker said on Thursday.

UPDATE 2-China, deals to help Givaudan keep up pace of growth

Aug 27 2020

* Acquisitions, local customers, China in focus (Adds CEO, analyst comment, details, shares.)

Richemont chairman says company has to be cautious with cash

Aug 26 2020

ZURICH Luxury goods group Richemont must manage its cash even more carefully this year in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, its chairman said on Wednesday, explaining why the Cartier owner slashed its dividend proposal.

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