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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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  

EU clears Novartis sale of animal health unit
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EU clears Novartis sale of animal health unit

European Union regulators cleared on Friday the proposed sale of the animal health business of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis to American group Eli Lilly, saying it would not violate competition rules. READ  

Report: Swiss richer than before economic crash
Switzerland's per capita wealth is the second highest in Europe after Luxembourg. Photo: Marcel Grieder

Report: Swiss richer than before economic crash

People in Switzerland have grown rapidly far wealthier since the global financial and economic crisis according to a new study which assessed the impact of the crash on European households. READ  

UBS pays €1.1-billion bail in French 'tax fraud' case
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UBS pays €1.1-billion bail in French 'tax fraud' case

Swiss banking giant UBS has made a €1.1-billion ($1.4-billion) bail payment for allegedly helping rich French clients to hide money in Switzerland, a lawyer for the bank said on Tuesday. READ  

UBS offers share swap for new holding company
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UBS offers share swap for new holding company

Switzerland’s largest bank UBS is setting up a holding company to allow its operations to be broken up more easily in the event of a financial crisis. READ  

Roche touts new breast cancer drug success
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Roche touts new breast cancer drug success

A drug developed by Swiss giant Roche to treat an aggressive form of breast cancer has been shown to extend patients' lives by almost 16 months, researchers say. READ  

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