NVS » Topics » Strong economic growth in emerging markets

This excerpt taken from the NVS 6-K filed Feb 8, 2008.
Strong economic growth in emerging markets with large populations, particularly China, India and Russia, has led to rapid expansion of the middle class and greater demands for better healthcare services.


·                  Finally, new technological discoveries and trends are continuously enabling the development of innovative medicines to address a range of diseases that previously could not be adequately treated.


Although these developments reaffirm prospects for rising demand for healthcare and our products, a number of challenges exist:



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