Merck takes Altana's spot on Dax

Williams, Dede
June 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;6/11/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 70, p55
Trade Publication
The article reports on the replacement of Altana by pharmaceuticals and chemicals group Merck in Germany's Deutsche Aktien Xchange (DAX) 30 index of leading companies on June 18, 2007. According to Deutsche Boerse, the Frankfurt, Germany stock exchange owner, the market capitalization of Altana has fallen below the requirement of DAX 30. Karl-Ludwig Kley, chief executive officer (CEO) of Merck, states that the company's inclusion in the blue-chip index was a confirmation its strategy.


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