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Syngenta boosts Q3 sales and profit

ZURICH, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Swiss agrichemicals and seeds company Syngenta Group boosted third-quarter sales and operating profit despite challenging market conditions, the unit of ChemChina said on Friday.

Sales rose 5% year on year to $5.4 billion, a 15% gain at constant exchange rates.

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose 1% to $733 million, it said, as all businesses delivered strong sales growth at constant exchange rates. (Reporting by Michael Shields Editing by Michelle Adair)

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