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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

UBS 'rogue' trader denies charges

Monday, January 30th 2012, 10:41

Alleged rogue trader Kweku Adoboli pleads not guilty to two charges of false accounting and two of fraud while working for Swiss bank UBS.
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Roche to make $5.7bn Illumina bid

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 7:24
related places: Roche

Swiss drugmaker Roche says it plans to make an offer of $5.7bn for DNA research company Illumina.
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Job fears for Essex oil refinery

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 15:15

About 1,000 jobs at the Coryton oil refinery in Essex are under threat after Swiss owner Petroplus filed for bankruptcy.
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Petroplus to file for insolvency

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 12:15

Swiss oil refiner Petroplus says it will file for insolvency after failing to reach an agreement with creditors to extend deadlines for loan repayments.
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Q&A: World Economic Forum Davos 2012

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 17:33

Once again the rich and powerful congregate in the Swiss mountains for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, but does it still have a purpose?
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VIDEO: Swiss child scandal apology sought

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 7:36

An exhibition and film about the lives of Switzerland's "contract children" is increasing pressure on the country's government to apologise to the thousands affected by the scheme.
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Swiss 'contract children' speak out

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 2:32

The harrowing stories of Swiss 'contract children'
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Experts mull leap second's future

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 2:24

Experts meet in Switzerland to decide whether to alter the world's timekeeping by abolishing the leap second.
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Murky politics behind fall of Swiss banker

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 16:09

Murky politics behind Swiss central banker's decision to quit
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Messi awarded third Ballon d'Or

Monday, January 9th 2012, 19:08
related places: Zurich

Lionel Messi wins the Fifa Ballon d'Or for the third time at a ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland.
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Swiss central bank chief resigns

Monday, January 9th 2012, 17:23

The chairman of the Swiss National Bank, Philipp Hildebrand, resigns in the wake of allegations of currency trades made by his wife.
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Cambodia judges bicker in public

Monday, January 9th 2012, 17:02
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

A Swiss and a Cambodian judge at a war crimes court in Cambodia openly argue about possible new Khmer Rouge cases.
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Heavy snow blankets West Austria

Monday, January 9th 2012, 12:49
related countries: Austria Austria

Heavy snow blocks road and rail services to Austria's western province of Vorarlberg, close to the Swiss border.
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Swiss bank head denies wrongdoing

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 16:39

Swiss National Bank head, Philip Hildebrand, denies any "legal breaches" resulting from his wife's currency trades and says he will not resign.
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Swiss bank denies dealing claims

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 16:52

The Swiss central bank has said claims about the currency dealings of its chairman, Philipp Hildebrand, and his wife are 'partly incorrect'
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Swiss FA docks FC Sion 36 points

Friday, December 30th 2011, 14:19

FC Sion are deducted 36 points by the Swiss Football Association for fielding ineligible players, ending the prospect of a Champions League reprieve for Manchester United.
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Censorship row cancels art prize

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 11:59

A Swiss art prize worth 25,000 euros (£21,000) is cancelled amid controversy the organisers censored one of the nominees.
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Switzerland cuts growth forecast

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 7:59

The Swiss government cuts its growth forecast for next year, as its economy suffers from its exposure to the eurozone crisis.
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VIDEO: Late snow brings ski season boost

Friday, December 9th 2011, 8:03

Snow has finally fallen across the Swiss Alps after one of the warmest and driest autumns on record, bringing relief to the country's tourism industry.
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Swiss ski resorts hit by drought

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 15:33

The traditional start of Switzerland's ski season is marred by a shortage of snow, following the driest autumn on record in the country.
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VIDEO: 'Jetman' Rossy flies with jets

Friday, November 25th 2011, 18:22

Swiss pilot Yves Rossy completes a formation flight alongside two Albatross jets above the Swiss Alps.
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UBS to shed further banking posts

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 21:31

Swiss bank UBS is to reduce its number of investment bankers by another 425, bringing the total to 2,000 losing their jobs over the next five years.
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Swiss allowed to ban naked hiking

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 21:25

Switzerland's highest court rules that local authorities can impose fines on people hiking naked in the Alps.
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UBS appoints Ermotti as new chief

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 10:08

Swiss bank UBS appoints Sergio Ermotti as its new chief executive in the wake of an alleged $2.3bn rogue trading scandal.
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VIDEO: Studying drivers' brain signals

Monday, November 7th 2011, 0:22

Scientists at a Swiss university are working with car manufacturer Nissan to find out if they could use brain signals to improve car safety.
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Federer lifts Swiss Indoors crown

Sunday, November 6th 2011, 16:02

Roger Federer beats Kei Nishikori in the final of the Swiss Indoors to capture only his second title of 2011.
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Planning hurdle for Alpine project

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 4:03

Planning hurdle hits Swiss luxury resort plan
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VIDEO: New Swiss luxury complex hopes

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 3:48
related places: Andermatt

A multi-million dollar scheme to build a luxury tourist complex in the Swiss Alps hopes to bring new prosperity to the tiny town of Andermatt.
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Picasso works recovered in Serbia

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 13:56
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Belgrade

Two paintings by Pablo Picasso stolen from a Swiss exhibition in 2008 have been found in the Serbian capital Belgrade, authorities reveal.
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