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Bern zoo faces flak over second bear cub death

Bern zoo faces flak over second bear cub death

Managers of the Bern zoo are facing renewed criticism after they put down a bear cub left with an aggressive male parent just days after it killed another cub last week.

Credit Suisse 'faces new US tax evasion probe'

Credit Suisse 'faces new US tax evasion probe'

Credit Suisse faces a new probe over its role in enabling US tax evasion, this time from a New York state regulator, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Liechtenstein murder suspect ‘likely dead’

Liechtenstein murder suspect ‘likely dead'

Police believe Jürgen Hermann, a fund manager suspected of killing a bank executive early Monday in Liechtenstein, committed suicide later the same day, although investigators were continuing efforts to track him down.

Liechtenstein police seek fund manager for murder

Liechtenstein police seek fund manager for murder

Police in Liechtenstein have launched a hunt for a fund manager suspected of killing a 48-year-old man on Monday morning in the municipality of Balzers, close to the Swiss border.

Roche acquires US diagnostics testing firm

Roche acquires US diagnostics testing firm

Basel-based pharmaceutical giant Roche said on Monday that it is acquiring IQuum, a privately owned American molecular diagnostics testing firm, in a $450-million deal.

Holcim and Lafarge confirm merger deal

Holcim and Lafarge confirm merger deal

Switzerland's Holcim and French rival Lafarge confirmed on Monday that they have agreed to merge, creating the world's biggest cement company.