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HSBC Swiss unit fined for unregistered US biz
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HSBC Swiss unit fined for unregistered US biz

A Swiss unit of British bank HSBC has agreed to pay $12.5 million for flouting US rules requiring registration of cross-border brokerage services, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced on Tuesday. READ  

Cuban Ebola patient in Geneva 'improving'
Jérôme Pugin (left), chief medical officer of the intensive care unit at the Geneva University Hospital (HUG) next to HUG General Director Bertrand Levrat. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Cuban Ebola patient in Geneva 'improving'

A Cuban doctor infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is improving after treatment with experimental drugs, the Geneva hospital where he is being treated said on Tuesday. READ  

Swiss ranks 13th for mobile and internet use
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Swiss ranks 13th for mobile and internet use

Switzerland remains behind a dozen countries when it comes to highest mobile phone and internet use for 2014, according to a report issued on Monday by the Geneva-based International Telecommunications Union. READ  

Bern museum to accept art looted by Nazis
Christoph Schäublin, of Bern's Museum of Fine Arts, making the announcement in Berlin. Photo: Ronny Hartmann/AFP

Bern museum to accept art looted by Nazis

A Bern museum announced on Monday that it would accept a German recluse's bequest of a spectacular trove of more than 1,000 artworks hoarded during the Nazi era. READ  

HSBC Swiss unit in French tax evasion probe
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HSBC Swiss unit in French tax evasion probe

HSBC Private Bank, the Swiss subsidiary of British banking group HSBC, said Friday it had been placed under formal investigation as part of a French tax fraud probe. READ  

Wealthy Asian donor helps UN news agency
Malaysian financier Jho Low. Photo: Jho Low/Twitter

Wealthy Asian donor helps UN news agency

The UN news agency IRIN said on Thursday that it was leaving the world body to become an independent non-profit organization thanks to a cash injection from a foundation backed by an Asian billionaire. READ  

'Disabled staff member won’t lose job': Nestlé
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'Disabled staff member won’t lose job': Nestlé

Nestlé said on Thursday that a disabled staff member in Italy, who was initially sacked for publicly criticizing company managers over Facebook, will no longer lose her job. READ  

Italy's PM upset over Swiss mogul's acquittal
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Photo: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Italy's PM upset over Swiss mogul's acquittal

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi vowed on Thursday to change Italy's "nightmare" statute of limitation rules after the conviction of a Swiss billionaire related to nearly 3,000 asbestos deaths was overturned. READ  

Disabled Nestlé worker fired for Facebook post
Perugina chocolate shop. Photo: Perugina

Disabled Nestlé worker fired for Facebook post

Swiss food giant Nestlé fired a disabled member of staff at its Perugina chocolate division in Italy after she posted a message on Facebook that “undermined the authority” of managers, a media report says. READ  

Ukraine killings near 1,000 since truce: UN

Nearly 1,000 people have been killed in conflict-torn Ukraine since a tattered truce was signed in September while the number of people displaced has nearly doubled, the United Nations said in Geneva on Thursday. READ  

Swiss tycoon acquitted over asbestos deaths
A man walks past banners posted by the Swiss victim association reading 'Mr Stephan Schmidheiny, we are also waiting for you in Switzerland' in Turin in 2009. Photo: Damien Meyer/AFP

Swiss tycoon acquitted over asbestos deaths

Italy's supreme court has overturned an 18-year prison sentence handed to Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny for causing 3,000 deaths linked to the use of asbestos in his factories. READ  

Financial markets brace for Swiss 'gold' vote
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Financial markets brace for Swiss 'gold' vote

As Switzerland prepares to vote this month on whether to force the country's central bank to increase its gold reserves, economists warn a 'Yes' vote could wreak havoc in financial markets. READ  

Fifa files criminal complaint with Swiss AG
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Fifa files criminal complaint with Swiss AG

Zurich-based Fifa, football's world governing body, has lodged a criminal complaint with the Swiss attorney general over "possible misconduct" by individuals in connection with the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. READ  

IOC pitches joint Olympic bids between countries
Thomas Bach: sees possibilities of joint bids for future Summer Olympics. Photo: AFP

IOC pitches joint Olympic bids between countries

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach revealed in Lausanne on Tuesday that the IOC were willing to consider joint bids between countries and cities in order to make hosting an Olympic Games more accessible. READ  

New bird flu expected to spread in Europe: WHO
Ducks at breeding farm in Yorkshire, England where bird flu has been identified. Photo: Oli Scarff/AFP

New bird flu expected to spread in Europe: WHO

A new kind of bird flu hitting European poultry farms will surely continue to spread among birds, the Geneva-based World Health Organization said on Tuesday, urging countries to be "vigilant". READ  

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