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Basel private bank raided in German tax probe
Safra Sarasin is based in Basel. Photo: Michelle Kinsey Bruns

Basel private bank raided in German tax probe

Police in Switzerland have raided the offices of the private bank Safra Sarasin as part of a probe by German authorities into alleged tax fraud, Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger reported on Friday. READ  

Swiss banker arrested over Hoeness tax fraud
Hoeness was jailed for tax evasion to the tune of 28.5 million euros. Photo: Stuart Franklin/Pool/AFP

Swiss banker arrested over Hoeness tax fraud

Polish authorities said Thursday they had arrested a Swiss banker wanted by Germany on suspicion of tax fraud that a report said may involve the jailed former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness. READ  

Roche reveals towering plans for Basel site
Roche's development will include the highest building in the country. Photo: Roche

Roche reveals towering plans for Basel site

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche is to invest three billion francs ($3.14 billion) in its Basel headquarters over the course of the next ten years in a massive redevelopment project which includes the construction of the tallest building in Switzerland. READ  

ABB's orders rise but third-quarter profits dip
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ABB's orders rise but third-quarter profits dip

Swiss engineering group ABB on Wednesday reported a surge in orders from the energy industry in the third quarter, but warned of headwinds from the slowing global economy. READ  

Red faces at Migros over Hitler coffee cream pots
Photo: AFP

Red faces at Migros over Hitler coffee cream pots

Swiss retailer Migros apologized on Wednesday for what it said was a string of errors which put coffee cream with the faces of Hitler and Mussolini in cafes in the Alpine country. READ  

Electrolux to close Swiss manufacturing plant
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Electrolux to close Swiss manufacturing plant

Swedish home appliances maker Electrolux plans to close its production plant in Schwanden in the canton of Glarus, eliminating 120 full-time jobs, partly because of tighter rules about Swiss-made products. READ  

Eurozone causes Swiss economic slowdown
Photo: Marcel Grieder

Eurozone causes Swiss economic slowdown

Setbacks for recovery of the eurozone economy are affecting Switzerland, which cut its own growth forecasts on Thursday. READ  

Swiss group set to acquire Tata Steel unit
Workers in Tata Steel rail plant. Photo: Tata Steel

Swiss group set to acquire Tata Steel unit

India's Tata Steel on Wednesday revealed that it had held talks to sell its European unit charged with supplying products including rods and rails to Geneva-based industrial firm Klesch Group. READ  

Ex-UBS banker Weil 'relaxed' as US trial starts
Weil maintains innocence. Photo: UBS

Ex-UBS banker Weil 'relaxed' as US trial starts

Former UBS banker Raoul Weil went on trial in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Tuesday, charged with conspiring to help Americans hide billions of dollars from US tax authorities. READ  

Swiss remain wealthiest in world: Credit Suisse
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Swiss remain wealthiest in world: Credit Suisse

Switzerland continues to boast the highest average wealth per adult in the world, at $581,000 in 2013, up 10.5 percent from the previous year, a study from Credit Suisse released on Tuesday says. READ  

First Swiss banker penalized for espionage
Photo: UBS

First Swiss banker penalized for espionage

A former UBS employee became the first Swiss banker in history to be penalized for espionage after being convicted for passing on bank statement details to US authorities in a decision that escaped media attention for almost three months. READ  

US trial set to start against ex-UBS banker
Raoul Weil when he worked for Switzerland's largest bank. Photo: UBS/File

US trial set to start against ex-UBS banker

A former top-level UBS banker will stand trial in the United States this week accused of helping rich Americans evade millions of dollars in taxes. READ  

Swiss set to join talks on bank data exchange
Photo: Swiss Parliament

Swiss set to join talks on bank data exchange

Switzerland's government decided on Wednesday to launch talks with other nations on the automatic exchange of bank account details opening the way to a possible end to Swiss banking secrecy by 2018. READ  

Helicopter 'caught in the fog' before fatal crash
Photo: Doubs Prefecture

Helicopter 'caught in the fog' before fatal crash

A helicopter that crashed in Doubs, France killing five Swiss passengers last week was caught in the fog and flew into trees, a 56-year-old survivor of the accident said, according to a media report on Tuesday. READ  

Glencore bid to merge rejected by Rio Tinto
Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Glencore bid to merge rejected by Rio Tinto

UPDATED — Resources giant Rio Tinto has revealed it rejected a potential merger with Glencore in July, following a report the Swiss mining rival was in talks with major shareholder Chinalco. READ  

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