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Basel Industry and trade

Pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals are the modern focus of Base city's industrial production. Some of the chemical industry's most notable creations include DDT, Araldite, Valium, Rohypnol and LSD.
Basel is the head quarters of the major Swiss chemical companies like Novartis, Syngenta, Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Clariant, and Hoffmann-La Roche.

In recent years, new sectors have sprung up in Basel, such as e.g. nanotechnology and information and communication technology. Basel is distinguished for its commitment to alternative and renewable energy resources. The research and deployment of these resources is conducted under the support of the UN.UBS AG maintains central offices in Basel, giving finance a pivotal role in the local economy. Basel has Switzerland's tallest building, Basler Messeturm.
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