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    1. August 25, 2016

      Swiss banks join push to create start-up hub in Zurich

      Credit Suisse and UBS are among the large Swiss companies backing a new start-up hub in Zurich designed to promote the...

    2. August 14, 2016

      Movers & shakers: August 15

      • Vanguard has hired Andreas Zingg as head of ETF distribution for Europe, a newly created position based in Zurich. Mr...

    1. August 11, 2016

      Zurich Insurance chief salutes progress as results beat expectations

      Zurich Insurance chief executive Mario Greco hailed improvements at the group’s general insurance business as he...

    2. August 4, 2016

      Herculean achievements of the new robotic limbs

      Perfectly honed bodies, controlled by perfectly composed minds, will tomorrow officially begin living the motto of the...

    3. July 15, 2016

      Travel updates: Farnborough, Tokyo and Zurich

      Farnborough Boeing, the world’s largest plane maker in 2015, is celebrating its centenary this weekend with a display...

    4. July 3, 2016

      Robot champion: Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO, ABB

      Six years ago, Ulrich Spiesshofer went into battle with robots. The former management consultant had taken over the...

    5. Fast FT

      July 1, 2016

      Austrian high court orders election re-run

      Austria’s constitutional court has ordered a re-run of May’s presidential election in which the right-wing nationalist...

    6. June 17, 2016

      Gaga for Dada: Zurich’s centenary exhibitions reviewed

      Switzerland is a birdcage, surrounded by roaring lions,” Hugo Ball wrote from Zurich in 1916. Today, Europe’s lions —...

    7. June 10, 2016

      Zurich Insurance’s new CEO to simplify structure

      Mario Greco, the new chief executive of Zurich Insurance, is to streamline the Swiss insurer’s “famously complicated...

    8. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Zurich Insurance shakes up management and structure

      Zurich Insurance says it will “reshape the business” in the next few months, combining its life and non-life businesses...

    9. June 1, 2016

      The lessons from the suicides at Zurich Insurance

      Every suicide is intensely sad — a despairing act of self-harm that leaves a legacy of guilt and sorrow for the...

    10. Fast FT

      May 30, 2016

      Ex-Zurich Insurance CEO commits suicide

      Zurich Insurance’s former chief executive, Martin Senn, has committed suicide, less than six months after stepping down...

    11. May 26, 2016

      Universal basic income: Money for nothing

      Switzerland’s traditionally conservative electorate will next month vote on the superficially preposterous idea of...

    12. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Cheap dates, sin and phones: Deutsche's global price list

      Thrifty souls can expect a dull and lonely time in Switzerland, Denmark and Japan, where “cheap dates” are the most...

    13. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Zurich Insurance Q1 beats expectations

      Zurich Insurance reported a steep drop in profits in the first quarter, but came in better than expected as...

    14. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      Credit Suisse posts smaller-than-expected Q1 loss

      Credit Suisse has reported a smaller-than-expected loss in the first quarter, despite battling against “drastically...

    15. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      UBS Q1 profit tumbles amid low transaction volumes

      Profits at UBS plunged almost 40 per cent in the first quarter of the year, but the world’s biggest wealth manager...

    16. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Credit Suisse wins investor support despite angry protests

      Credit Suisse was given a vote of confidence by shareholders its annual meeting in Zurich, despite angry protests by...

    17. April 29, 2016

      Bohemian Zurich: where to buy in the city of bankers and artists

      In 1916 Vladimir Lenin — exiled from Russia — decamped to Zurich. By day he haunted the bookstacks of the city’s...

    18. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Credit Suisse poaches UBS managers in Mexico

      Credit Suisse has poached at least a dozen* wealth managers in Mexico from rival UBS, intensifying the scramble by...

    19. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      ABB sees orders, revenues fall in Q1

      Power and automation technologies company ABB – often seen as a bellwether for global manufacturing – reported a 7 per...

    20. April 3, 2016

      The Swiss franc may face another jolt

      Little more than a year ago, while European Central Bank president Mario Draghi was busy fulfilling his promise to do...

    21. March 29, 2016

      New leaders at European insurers face diverse challenges

      European insurance is in a period of unusual turnover — the announcement last week that Axa’s longtime chairman is to...

    22. March 28, 2016

      The gnomes of Zurich are silent no longer

      What is the link between the following political scandals? The Petrobras case in Brazil, the 1MDB affair in Malaysia,...

    23. March 27, 2016

      Movers & shakers: March 28

      ● Calamos Investments, the $21.9bn Chicago-based manager, has appointed John Koudounis as chief executive. Mr...

    24. Fast FT

      March 18, 2016

      Fifa bags Wanda Group as new sponsor

      Fifa has announced China’s Wanda Group has become an official sponsor, in an early move by Gianni Infantino, its new...

    25. March 18, 2016

      Generali knowledge

      Nothing will change. So said Italian insurer Generali after its boss, Mario Greco, was poached by rival Zurich. One...

    26. March 18, 2016

      New Generali boss sticks to Greco script

      Generali’s new chief executive has pledged to stick with the strategy laid out by his predecessor, to improve cash flow...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      February 26, 2016

      Gianni Infantino elected FIFA president

      New elected FIFA president Gianni Infantino, right, of Switzerland reacts during the extraordinary FIFA congress in...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      February 26, 2016

      The Extraordinary FIFA Congress

      FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino, of Switzerland, second left, laughs during the Extraordinary FIFA...

    29. Fast FT

      February 26, 2016

      Fifa approves package of anti-corruption reform

      Fifa has agreed sweeping reforms of world football’s governing body with the aim of stamping out future corruption....

    30. February 25, 2016

      UK-based insurer RSA raises targets as profits jump

      Shares in UK-based insurer RSA jumped on Thursday as chief executive Stephen Hester pushed up his targets and...

    31. Fast FT

      February 23, 2016

      Swiss Re to change chief exec

      Swiss Re has announced a change in chief executive after unveiling a stronger-than-expected 31 per cent rise to $4.6bn...

    32. February 11, 2016

      Zurich Insurance cancels capital return after $424m loss

      Zurich Insurance has decided against returning capital to shareholders after setbacks in its general insurance division...

    33. Fast FT

      February 11, 2016

      Zurich Insurance warns on 2016 targets

      Zurich Insurance has decided against returning capital to shareholders after operating profits fell 37 per cent fell to...

    34. February 8, 2016

      Swan Lake, Opernhaus Zurich — ‘Triumphant’

      Down by the water’s edge something stirs: a “reconstruction” of Swan Lake by Alexei Ratmansky which received its...

    35. January 29, 2016

      Week in Review, January 30

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Lower fuel prices give US...

    36. January 27, 2016

      Mario Greco’s move to Zurich Insurance lifts hopes of turnround

      The move by Zurich Insurance to poach the chief executive of Italian rival Generali has boosted hopes of a turnround at...

    37. January 26, 2016

      Generali chief executive to join Zurich Insurance

      Mario Greco, the highly regarded chief executive of Generali, is quitting the Italian insurer he turned round to fill...

    38. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Zurich Insurance names Mario Greco as CEO

      Zurich Insurance has poached Mario Greco, the well regarded boss of Italian insurer Generali, as its next chief...

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