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Watchdog seeks higher capital buffer for banks

Watchdog seeks higher capital buffer for banks

The Financial Stability Board, a global banking watchdog, presented on Monday new rules that would push mega-banks to nearly double their financial buffers in order to shield economies and taxpayers if they collapse.

Englishman's lost wallet retrieved - 18 years later

Englishman's lost wallet retrieved - 18 years later

Police in Switzerland have retrieved the wallet and identity papers of an Englishman, now living in the United States, who lost them during a trip in the mountain country 18 years ago.

FC Zurich claims crime over 'vicious' tackle

FC Zurich claims crime over 'vicious' tackle

FC Zurich have launched criminal proceedings after their former Ivory Coast international Gilles Yapi-Yapo suffered serious injury in an horrific tackle in a Swiss Super League football game on Sunday.

Wawrinka beats Berdych to advance in London

Wawrinka beats Berdych to advance in London

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka opened his ATP Tour Finals campaign in scintillating style with a 6-1, 6-1 demolition of Tomas Berdych on Monday.

Safety vests ordered for kids cycling to school

Safety vests ordered for kids cycling to school

Children cycling to a regional school in the canton of Thurgau in eastern Switzerland are now required to wear fluorescent vests following a spate of fatal accidents.

Ski resorts open amid avalanche warnings

Ski resorts open amid avalanche warnings

Several high-altitude ski areas in Switzerland opened for the season at the weekend amid warnings of avalanches in the Alps.

Rare Swiss watches fetch record prices

Rare Swiss watches fetch record prices

Records tumbled at a special auction in Geneva to mark 175 years of Patek Philippe watches, with a rare pink gold item going for $2.71 million, auctioneers Christie's said.