Swiss signs tax info sharing deal with Australia

2015-03-03 16:30

Switzerland has signed a deal with Australia to exchange tax information, the first such agreement under an international framework to swap tax information.

Skiers killed in Swiss Alps avalanche

2015-02-21 22:28

Three Italian skiers have been killed and another is in a critical condition after they were hit by an avalanche in the Swiss Alps, police say.

Bomb threat grounds Swiss aircraft in Zurich

2015-02-20 15:45

A bomb threat has been made against an aircraft operated by Lufthansa's Swiss at Zurich airport.

Sepios the robot cuttlefish takes to the sea

2015-02-18 10:38

Sepios, a four-finned, omnidirectional robot built by undergraduate students at ETH Zurich, could inspire a new generation of eco-friendly, aquatic androids.

Bank tries to stop naming of SA rich in scandal

2015-02-15 13:34

Banking giant HSBC has reportedly threatened a South African newspaper over its article on wealthy South Africans who held R23bn in secret Swiss bank accounts.

HSBC's reforms at Swiss bank eat into profits

2015-02-12 12:00

HSBC's Swiss private bank has seen a steep drop in profits since 2008 and even fell to a loss in 2013.

Swiss scandal haunts HSBC's former boss

2015-02-10 20:00

The scandal at HSBC's Swiss private banking arm is particularly awkward for former executive chairperson Stephen Green, as the tax evasion saga develops.

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.


Edelweiss announces new seasonal schedule

2015-03-02 17:44

As Switzerland continues to be one of Europe’s most popular winter destinations, Edelweiss has announced its forthcoming seasonal schedule.

Trains collide near Zurich

2015-02-20 20:27

Two passenger trains have collided in Switzerland injuring at least five people, leaving carriages teetering on the tracks over a road and disrupting commuter routes into Zurich.

Trains collide near Zurich, causing injuries

2015-02-20 13:34

Two trains slammed into each other in the Swiss town of Rafz north of Zurich, leaving passengers injured and train carriages upturned.

HSBC publishes apology in UK papers

2015-02-15 20:00

HSBC has published a full-page letter in British newspapers to offer its "sincerest apologies" for past practices at its Swiss private bank.

Don't boycott events - FINA

2015-02-13 21:01

World swim body FINA has made a "strong" appeal to member federations not to boycott events for political reasons.

Da Vinci painting seized at Swiss bank

2015-02-10 21:20

A hugely valuable painting believed to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci has been seized from a Swiss bank on the orders of Italian police who suspect it was moved out of the country illegally.

Plea for urgency at UN climate talks

2015-02-08 22:33

UN climate negotiators gathered in Geneva have been urged to show urgency and compromise in crafting a draft by next week for a global pact to be signed in December.

Lesson from Switzerland

2015-01-28 07:28

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


President Jacob Zuma on Saturday returned to South Africa following his participation in the World Economic Forum meeting held in Davos, Switzerland. Here's everything you need to know about his trip.

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Zuma: Investors heard our message

2015-01-24 12:04

President Jacob Zuma says on his return from the economic forum meeting held in Davos that investors understand that there are challenges in SA.

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