Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Nestle SA, the world’s biggest food company, named Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executive Wan Ling Martello as chief financial officer to succeed Jim Singh.
EQUITIES: *Actelion’s board elected Jean-Pierre Garnier as chairman, replacing Cawthorn; Elliott, shareholder group holds less than 3 percent *Private bankers’ Asian pay surge poised to slow, Falcon CEO says *Basel Committee said to keep capital-surcharge plans for banks *UBS sues highland crusader for $686 million in New York *Syngenta loses court bid against Bunge over modified corn
ECONOMY/GOVERNMENT: *SNB’s Thomas Jordan speaks in Basel at 6:15 p.m.
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