Switzerland


Eight dead in Swiss avalanches

2015-02-01 16:22

Eight people have died in avalanches in Switzerland, where experts have warned that the considerable avalanche risk has not yet subsided.

Too few ill for Liberia Ebola vaccine trial

2015-01-26 17:47

A steep fall in Ebola cases in Liberia will make it hard to prove whether experimental vaccines work in a major clinical trial about to start.

Plans to halt Ebola thwarted - WHO

2015-01-26 12:30

Halting the spread of Ebola in West Africa will depend on mobilising funds and aid workers before the rainy season hits, warns the World Health Organisation.

Hollande: Invest in green economy

2015-01-23 22:30

Hollande has called for investments in the green economy and a pact for addressing poverty.

Inequality ignored at Davos - ILO chief

2015-01-20 12:46

World leaders meeting in Davos this week are likely to agree that inequality is a problem but unlikely to do anything about it, says the ILO chief.

Russians flock to St Moritz despite rouble crisis

2015-01-18 22:00

Switzerland's poshest ski resort Saint Moritz boasts stunning snow-laden peaks, iconic hotels ... and Russians.

Swiss bank president defends shock move

2015-01-18 20:30

Reaction to the Swiss National Bank's scrapping of its cap on the value of the Swiss franc has been overdone, says its president.

Market furore wipes $100bn off Swiss stocks

2015-01-15 18:58

Frantic foreign exchange trading after the Swiss National Bank scrapped its euro cap on the franc has taken $100bn off the value of Switzerland's blue-chips.

FIFA transfers cost $4bn

2015-01-14 07:15

FIFA online transfer system handles $4.1bn in deals in 2014 and English clubs spent $1.2bn on importing players.

Messi - purple patch of confusion

2015-01-13 16:42

Lionel Messi has confused everyone at the Ballon d'Or awards with his purple tuxedo and his Barcelona talks.

Hacker demands money from Swiss bank

2015-01-09 19:20

A hacker claiming to be behind a cyber attack on Banque Cantonale de Geneve (BCGE), has used social media to threaten to leak confidential data.

F1 engine-makers to meet in Geneva

2015-01-06 10:39

F1's four engine-makers - Mercedes, Renault, Ferrari and newcomer Honda - will meet in Geneva to resolve a simmering dispute.

 

Lesson from Switzerland

2015-01-28 07:28

If people can be financially safe, economies can also be safe, says Edward Ingram.

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Zuma: Investors heard our message

2015-01-24 12:04
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President Jacob Zuma says on his return from the economic forum meeting held in Davos that investors understand that there are challenges in SA.

'Ghandi of Swiss tax law' to avoid jail

2015-01-19 16:00

A former Julius Baer banker found guilty of breaching Swiss banking secrecy laws by handing over data about offshore clients to WikiLeaks will avoid jail time.

Barclays loses millions over Swiss franc move

2015-01-18 21:00

British bank Barclays has lost "tens of millions" of dollars after Switzerland's central bank scrapped its currency ceiling against the euro, says a source.

Swiss watchmaker ticked off with central bank

2015-01-16 16:00

The Swiss National Bank's decision to abandon its cap on the franc could drive exclusive Swiss timepieces towards extinction.

Swiss Bank scraps cap against euro

2015-01-15 16:30

The Swiss National Bank has unexpectedly scrapped its cap on the franc, sending the safe-haven currency crashing through the 1.20 per euro limit.

Swiss to vote on compensation for former child labourers

2015-01-13 21:15

Swiss voters will decide whether thousands of former child labourers who were taken away from their families and subject to cruel treatment should receive compensation.

Will Ronaldo win coveted trophy?

2015-01-12 05:00

Cristiano Ronaldo is the favourite to win the Ballon d'Or for the second year ahead of Manuel Neuer and Lionel Messi.

Swiss banks not moved by exchange worries

2015-01-09 13:33

Swiss banks are more satisfied with their performance than a year ago despite worries on the effect the evaporating banking secrecy may have on them.

Ebola vaccine trial resumes

2015-01-05 16:00

The clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine developed by Merck and NewLink have resumed at a lower dose after a pause to assess several complaints.

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