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News: Switzerland

We have started to collect the most important news related to Switzerland in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Switzerland: news

Polanski to collect Swiss honour

Friday, September 16th 2011, 9:02

Film director Roman Polanski is to collect a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival, two years after his arrest in the city on child sex charges.
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UBS man held over 'rogue trades'

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 12:05

London police arrest trader Kweku Adoboli after Swiss bank UBS says unauthorised trading by a staff member led to losses of $2bn (£1.3bn).
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Swiss act to weaken strong franc

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 16:43

The Swiss franc falls sharply after the central bank pegs the franc to the euro, citing a "massive overvaluation" of the Swiss currency.
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Exciting stone tool find in Kenya

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 20:39
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Acheulian hand-axes, sometimes dubbed the "Swiss army knives" of the Stone Age, were being used in Africa much earlier than previously thought.
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Celtic fail to reach Europa group stages

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 20:35
related places: Sion

Celtic crash out of Europe after a nightmare start leads to a 3-1 defeat against Sion in Switzerland
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Minister defends Swiss tax deal

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 10:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK government minister defends a deal with the Swiss that could capture tax of up to £5bn but keep account holders' identities hidden.
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Tax deal with Swiss banks agreed

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 18:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Swiss government agrees a "historic" deal to tax money held by UK citizens in Swiss bank accounts, while hiding account holders' details.
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UBS to cut 3,500 jobs worldwide

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 6:31

Swiss banking group UBS announces it is to cut 3,500 jobs globally in a widely anticipated move to cut costs.
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Swiss move again to weaken franc

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 15:52

The Swiss National Bank takes more steps as it struggles to pull the franc back from record highs that are hurting exporters.
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VIDEO: Amphibious car show gets under way

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 11:42
related places: Neuchatel, Saint-Blaise

The 26th meeting of amphibious cars is taking place in Saint-Blaise, in Neuchatel, Switzerland. It is the largest event of this kind in Europe with 55 cars on site.
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Swiss cheese

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 11:12

Strong Swiss franc punches holes in exporters' purses
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VIDEO: Swiss warn of recession

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 5:46

Swiss government ministers meet later on Wednesday to discuss the continued strength of the franc.
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Swiss to move to weaken the franc

Monday, August 8th 2011, 20:21

The Swiss government says it will "energetically" move to reduce the value of the franc, which has risen to record highs.
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VIDEO: Swiss tourism hit by strong franc

Friday, July 29th 2011, 6:41

Switzerland's franc is riding high but this combined with a shaky Euro spells trouble for the country's tourism industry.
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VIDEO: UBS seeks to cut costs as profits fall

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 11:18

Major job cuts are expected at Swiss bank UBS after it announced plans to reduce costs by as much as 2bn Swiss francs ($2.5bn; £1.2bn) over the next two to three years.
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UBS to cut costs by up to $2.5bn

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 6:11

Major job losses are expected at Swiss bank UBS as it unveils plans to cut costs by up to $2.5bn over the next two to three years.
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New drugs boost Novartis profits

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 7:03

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis has reported a rise in quarterly profits thanks to a jump in sales of recently-launched drugs.
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Credit Suisse target of US probe

Friday, July 15th 2011, 7:04
related countries: United States United States

Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse says US authorities are investigating whether it helped US tax dodgers.
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China food group in Nestle talks

Monday, July 4th 2011, 12:23
related countries: China China

Chinese confectionery group Hsu Fu Chi says it is in preliminary discussions about a tie-up with Swiss food giant Nestle.
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Swiss couple seized in Pakistan

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 18:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Swiss couple are kidnapped in Pakistan's volatile Balochistan province in the south-west, the Swiss foreign ministry confirms.
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Ex-Bundesbank boss to chair UBS

Friday, July 1st 2011, 8:29

Swiss banking giant UBS says it will nominate former Bundesbank boss Axel Weber to be its next chairman.
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French Open final as it happened

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 11:59
related countries: France France

Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer 7-5 7-6 (7-3) 5-7 6-1 to win the French Open and equal Bjorn Borg's record of six Roland Garros titles.
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Capello places blame on fatigue

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 20:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wembley

England manager Fabio Capello says a lack of energy was partly to blame for his side's 2-2 draw in their Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland at Wembley.
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England hit back to salvage draw

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 17:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wembley

Ashley Young's second-half volley rescues a point for an out-of-sorts England as they come from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 against Switzerland in their Euro 2012 qualifier at Wembley.
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Live - England v Switzerland

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 14:30

England host Switzerland at Wembley as qualifying for Euro 2012 continues, with Fabio Capello's side looking for a win to keep them top of Group G.
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Carrick out of England qualifier

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 10:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Michael Carrick pulls out of the England squad for the Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland on Saturday because of injury.
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VIDEO: Switzerland to phase out nuclear power

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 6:21
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

Switzerland has become the first European country to announce plans to phase out nuclear power, in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan.
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Swiss to phase out nuclear power

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 15:00

The Swiss government decides not to replace its five ageing nuclear power plants, amid growing public hostility to the industry.
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