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Philippines searches swamps for kidnapped Europeans

Philippine troops were scouring mangroves on remote southern islands on Monday as the search for two kidnapped Europeans intensified, security officials said.

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Asylum seekers sanding off fingertips: report

Many Eritrean and Somalian refugees are taking extreme measures to destroy their fingerprints to avoid being identified and returned to the first country they entered in Europe.

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Profits drop at Swiss bank Julius Bär

Swiss private bank Julius Bär posted a 26.8-percent fall in full year profits on Monday despite healthy cash inflows from emerging markets.

Cheese board chuffed with rise in exports

Cheese board chuffed with rise in exports

Swiss cheese exports held firm in 2011 with smaller, speciality brands driving demand despite the strong franc, figures out on Monday showed.

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Credit Suisse wins case against Lehman Brothers victim

A former Credit Suisse client, Hugo Rey, has lost his case in the Supreme Court against the Swiss banking giant despite the late discovery of evidence that appeared to support his cause.

Swiss temperature plunges to -35.1 degrees

Swiss temperature plunges to -35.1 degrees

Swiss temperatures plunged to minus 35.1 degrees Celsius in the eastern Graubünden canton on Sunday night, weather agency MeteoSwiss said, the lowest figure recorded so far this year.

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Media blame banks for caving in to US pressure

Swiss banks came under fire in Sunday newspapers for giving in to US demands on banking secrecy.