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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

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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VIDEO: Scuba divers find Swiss plane wreck

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 18:11
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Madeira, Porto Novo

Portuguese divers have found the remains of a Swiss aircraft that sank off Porto Novo, Madeira, in December 1977.
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UBS profit despite trader scandal

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 10:25

Swiss bank UBS reports third-quarter net profit of 1bn Swiss francs ($1.1bn; £710m), despite being hit by losses from alleged rogue trading.
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Novartis plans to cut 2,000 jobs

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 9:34

Swiss drug-maker Novartis says it is planning to cut 2,000 jobs in an attempt to save $200m (£125m) a year.
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VIDEO: Poll jolt for Swiss right wingers

Monday, October 24th 2011, 5:30

Switzerland's right-wing People's Party has seen its share of the vote fall at parliamentary elections, defying forecasts of an historic result.
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Poll jolt for Swiss right wingers

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 19:18

Switzerland's anti-immigration People's Party sees its share of the vote fall at parliamentary elections, defying forecasts of historic result.
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Swiss far-right mascot goat found

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 20:39

The Swiss far-right party SVP says its mascot, a goat which was reported missing over the weekend, has been found safe but painted black.
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Mubarak sons have Swiss millions

Monday, October 17th 2011, 16:34
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The two sons of deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak have $340m in Swiss bank accounts, says Deputy Justice Minister Assem al-Gohari.
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UK pilot reported dead in crash

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 9:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Foreign Office is investigating a report that a UK pilot and his passenger died in a plane crash in Switzerland on Friday.
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Fitch lowers rating on UBS bank

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 21:29

Ratings agency Fitch downgrades Swiss bank UBS and puts 12 other banks in Europe on notice that they may receive the same treatment.
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UBS to take 'disciplinary action'

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 17:28

Two top UBS executives resign over an alleged rogue trading incident as the Swiss bank prepares to take 'disciplinary action'.
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UBS set to make 'modest profit'

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 7:13

The Swiss bank UBS says it will make a small profit in the third quarter despite losing $2.3bn through rogue trading.
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Polanski's 'regret' over sex case

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 10:11

Film director Roman Polanski says he "regrets" having unlawful sex with an under-age girl in his first TV interview since his time in a Swiss prison.
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UBS boss quits over trader's loss

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 12:28

UBS CEO Oswald Gruebel, resigns over an alleged £1.5bn ($2.3bn) rogue-trading loss as the firm cuts back on investment banking.
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