Take away currency benefits of 4.8 percent, and a boost of 2.6 percent from acquisitions, and Sigma-Aldrich’s revenues grew 1.8 percent in the fourth quarter of FY 2004, the company reported this week.

“Market growth made our sales expectations a challenge in 2004 and I expect that it will continue to do so, if to a lesser degree, in 2005,” David Harvey, Sigma’s chairman and CEO, said in a statement.

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