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Police recapture escaped rapist-murderer

Swiss police said Friday they had captured a convicted murderer and rapist who eluded his guards while out for a walk, after the man asked a restaurant to inform the police of his whereabouts.

UBS expects ex-Bundesbank chief Weber to be next chairman

UBS expects ex-Bundesbank chief Weber to be next chairman

Swiss banking giant UBS said on Friday it intends to appoint former German central bank chief Axel Weber as its next chairman, saying that he will be nominated to the board in 2012 and take the post in 2013.

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Super-rich foreigners face higher taxes

The Swiss government has decided to make wealthy foreigners pay more taxes, but refused to scrap lumpsum tax deals aimed at attracting the rich to the Alpine nation.

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Swiss increasingly shopping over the border

About 70 percent of Swiss consumers have shopped across the country's borders in the last year to save money, according to a new study.

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One in three work-related accidents involves a foreigner

One out of three work-related accidents in Switzerland involved a foreign worker last year, according to newly released figures.