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BRIEF-China Huapont-Nutrichem to purchase 20 pct stake in US firm Albaugh for $220 mln

* Says plans to purchase 20 percent stake in U.S. agricultural products firm Albaugh for $220 million

3:58pm IST

Aetna says second-quarter profit rose

July 29 - Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Tuesday that its second-quarter profit rose, helped by the acquisition of Medicare and Medicaid provider Coventry last year.

3:45pm IST

UPDATE 1-Drug maker Orion's Q2 profit rises on Bayer, Takeda payments

* Result boosted by one-off payments from Bayer and Takeda

3:43pm IST

BRIEF-Orion shares turn lower after Q2 report

HELSINKI, July 29 - Orion Oyj : * Shares turn lower after Q2 report, down 0.6 percent (Reporting by Helsinki Newsroom)

2:55pm IST

Drug maker Orion's Q2 profit rises on Bayer payments

HELSINKI, July 29 - Finnish drug maker Orion reported its second-quarter operating profit rose 41 percent from a year ago, boosted by upfront payments from Germany's Bayer.

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ITC Q1 sales jump on demand for smaller smokes, consumer goods

MUMBAI - ITC Ltd , India's largest cigarette maker, reported a better-than-expected 25 percent rise in quarterly sales as demand for smaller and cheaper cigarettes grew and its consumer goods business put in a stronger performance.