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Blast kills one at Swiss-owned Montenegro plant

One person was killed and seven others injured in a blast on Sunday at a Swiss-owned weapons factory in Montenegro, police said. READ  

Switzerland's Ace to gobble US rival Chubb
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Switzerland's Ace to gobble US rival Chubb

Swiss insurer Ace Ltd. announced Wednesday it is buying US rival Chubb in a $28.3 billion cash and stock deal that will create a dominant player in property and casualty insurance. READ  

US seeks $3.3 billion for Novartis 'kickbacks'
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US seeks $3.3 billion for Novartis 'kickbacks'

American authorities are seeking up to $3.3 billion in fines from Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis on allegations it paid kickbacks to boost drug sales, according to a document AFP consulted on Wednesday. READ  

Biogen announces billion-franc drugs plant
Aerial view of building site for Biogen plant. Photo: Canton of Solothurn

Biogen announces billion-franc drugs plant

Biogen, an international biotechnology company, announced on Tuesday plans to invest one billion francs ($1.06 billion) for a new drug manufacturing plant in Luterbach in the canton of Solothurn. READ  

Greece crisis
Swiss stock market drops on Grexit worries
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Swiss stock market drops on Grexit worries

The Swiss stock market plunged in early morning trading on Monday, mirroring the reaction of Asian and other European bourses to the Greek decision announced a day earlier to close banks and introduce capital controls. READ  

Glencore's Congo mine acquisition raises issues
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Glencore's Congo mine acquisition raises issues

The Carter Center Friday called on the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to reveal the terms under which a state firm sold a mining concession to a subsidiary of Swiss group Glencore. READ  

World foreign investment 'expected to rebound'

Global foreign direct investment is expected to rebound in 2015 after falling 16 percent last year due to a fragile world economy and political and military crises, the UN said on Wednesday. READ  

America's Monsanto still wants to buy Syngenta
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America's Monsanto still wants to buy Syngenta

US agriculture and seed giant Monsanto restated its hope to acquire Syngenta Wednesday despite repeated rejections by the Swiss company, calling the deal the "logical next step for our business." READ  

UBS trader in UK's biggest fraud out of jail
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UBS trader in UK's biggest fraud out of jail

Former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli, jailed for seven years for gambling away $2.3 billion in Britain's biggest ever fraud, has been released from prison, a source said on Wednesday. READ  

Nestlé chief Bulcke battles Maggi 'black eye'
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Nestlé chief Bulcke battles Maggi 'black eye'

Nestlé chief Paul Bulcke says he has drawn the lessons from India's shock ban on its Maggi instant noodles over a health scare and is now trying to salvage the image of the Swiss-based food giant. READ  

Global insurance sector bounces back: Swiss Re
Swiss Re headquarters in Zurich. Photo: Swiss Re

Global insurance sector bounces back: Swiss Re

The global insurance industry gained momentum last year, as economies improved and the long suffering life insurance sector returned to growth in Europe and Japan, says a Swiss study released on Wednesday. READ  

Union raps Swiss executive pay rises
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Union raps Swiss executive pay rises

Top managers at large Swiss companies saw major pay rises in the past several years and continue to be overpaid relative to average workers, a union group charges. READ  

Insects proposed for sale in Swiss supermarkets
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Insects proposed for sale in Swiss supermarkets

Insects could be legally for sale in Swiss supermarkets starting next year after the federal food safety and veterinary office (BLV) proposed the commercialization of three species. READ  

Swiss keep Syrian magnate's assets frozen
Syrian billionaire Rami Makhlouf. Photo: Louai Bashara/AFP

Swiss keep Syrian magnate's assets frozen

The financial assets of one of Syria's wealthiest men — a cousin of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad — will remain frozen in Switzerland, the Swiss Federal Administrative Court said in a statement. READ  

Kuoni reveals sale of Euro tour operations
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Kuoni reveals sale of Euro tour operations

Swiss travel group Kuoni says it is selling its European tour operating activities to German retailer REWE but did not disclose the price. READ  

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