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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 trader 'sorry beyond words'

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 15:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Trader Kweku Adoboli, who is accused of a £1.5bn fraud at Swiss bank UBS, tells a London court he is "sorry beyond words" as he is remanded in custody until 20 October.
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How to make money from making money

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 23:02

Banknotes are a Swiss paper mill's business
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VIDEO: How bank note paper is made

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 22:47
related places: Landquart

The Landquart paper mill in Switzerland makes the paper for Swiss francs and euros as well as bank notes for many other countries. Production manager Marco Zeithen gave the BBC a tour.
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Swiss court to retry Abacha son

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 15:19
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Switzerland's highest court orders the retrial of a son of the former Nigerian military ruler Sani Abacha for taking part in a criminal organisation.
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UBS ups loss estimate to $2.3bn

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 18:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Swiss bank UBS estimates its loss from alleged rogue trading at its London office is $2.3bn - $300m more than first thought.
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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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