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Asian luxury market boosts Richemont profits

Swiss luxury goods group Richemont posted a steep rise in annual net profit on Wednesday as Asian demand for watches and jewellery showed no signs of abating.

Swiss bank Wegelin fights US summons

Swiss bank Wegelin fights US summons

Swiss bank Wegelin, accused by US authorities of conspiring to help clients escape tax payments, has once again refused to appear before a US court claiming on Wednesday the summons was "invalid."

Rhine swimmer cuts short ‘impossible’ quest

Rhine swimmer cuts short ‘impossible’ quest

Ernst Bromeis, the Swiss swimmer who set out to swim the length of the Rhine, has given up his quest after about 400 kilometres due to health concerns.

Historic diamond sells for $9.7 million in Geneva

Historic diamond sells for $9.7 million in Geneva

A centuries-old diamond passed down through generations of European royalty fetched nine million francs ($9.7 million) at auction in Geneva on Tuesday.