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British expat to head Swiss finance regulator

British expat to head Swiss finance regulator

British expat Mark Branson was named on Wednesday as the first foreigner to head FINMA, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, as its chief executive officer.

Stones tickets snapped up for Zurich concert

Stones tickets snapped up for Zurich concert

As the song goes, "you can't always get what you want". This certainly rang true for Rolling Stones' fans who procrastinated about getting a ticket to the group's planned concert in Zurich this summer.

Swiss decide against Russian sanctions

Swiss decide against Russian sanctions

The Swiss federal government on Wednesday decided not to impose sanctions against Russia for its seizure of Crimea, claiming it wanted to find a "balance" between international law and Switzerland's interests.

 Losses from disasters decline in 2013: Swiss Re

Losses from disasters decline in 2013: Swiss Re

Natural and man-made disasters caused $140 billion of damage worldwide last year, according to a study released on Wednesday by Zurich-based reinsurance group Swiss Re.

Swiss honey contains harmful plastic: TV report

Swiss honey contains harmful plastic: TV report

Most honey from Switzerland contains plastic particles that endanger health, according to tests conducted for a Swiss consumer affairs TV programme.

Air pollution killed seven million in 2012: WHO

Air pollution killed seven million in 2012: WHO

Air pollution by sources from cooking fires to auto fumes has become the globe's worst environmental health problem, contributing to seven million deaths worldwide, the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.