Swiss help bring music to Japan quake zone

Swiss help bring music to Japan quake zone

A Swiss-Japanese project said Tuesday that it is building a mobile concert hall which would bring music and performance arts back to earthquake-devastated northern Japan.

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Adecco sees profits jump

The world's biggest temporary staffing group Adecco said Wednesday that its second quarter net profit soared 45 percent to €141 million, thanks to strong demand in the industrial segment.

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Strong franc dampens Nestlé profits

The world's biggest food company Nestle posted Wednesday a 13.7 percent fall in first half net profit to 4.7 billion francs (€4.5 billion), hurt by the strong Swiss franc against most major currencies.

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Swiss banks cough up over German tax dispute

Swiss banks will pay two billion francs (1.91 billion euros, $2.6 billion) to German tax authorities under a deal reached Wednesday between Bern and Berlin to end a long-standing tax evasion and banking secrecy dispute.

Euro and Swiss franc approach parity

Euro and Swiss franc approach parity

With the euro almost at parity with the Swiss franc, the Swiss National Bank has cut interest rates further this week and will significantly increase the supply of liquidity to the money market.

Fox attacks 3-year old Swiss girl in bed

Fox attacks 3-year old Swiss girl in bed

A fox is thought to have bitten a small girl from the Zurich area who was sleeping with her bedroom window open.

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Digger crashes into Swiss family home

A 10-tonne digger slipped while working and fell on a house in Biel in Canton Bern yesterday.