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      Pictet & Cie to allow clients to domicile wealth in UK

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      Happy anniversary to the Bund tantrum

      Happy Bund tantrum anniversary, everyone. A year ago, German bonds began a sell-off — a sickening one for those owning...

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    1. 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...

    2. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      The Great Bund Tantrum: one year on

      Happy Bund tantrum anniversary, everyone. It’s a year since German government debt was hit with a humbling decline....

    3. April 27, 2016

      Britain lags behind in female board hires

      Britain has fallen from sixth to eighth in a ranking of female board representation in 12 European countries — despite...

    4. 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...

    5. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      GE to raise $829m from Czech bank IPO

      General Electric is set to raise about $829m from the IPO of its Czech banking business, which it is floating as part...

    6. April 21, 2016

      Swiss private banks target overseas growth as uniqueness vanishes

      When US President Barack Obama made the case last month for the FBI to access encrypted Apple phones, he warned that if...

    7. The World

      April 21, 2016

      Gove and the Albanian option

      For several weeks, the “Leave” campaign seemed to be having the better of Britain’s debate on whether to stay in the...

    8. April 20, 2016

      McDonald’s hit by French tax bill

      McDonald’s France has been sent a bill for alleged unpaid taxes, as part of a crackdown by French authorities on...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      April 20, 2016

      The Glacier Patrol race

      This photo taken with slow shutter speed shows competitors climbing on their way to the “Col De Riedmatten” pass and...

    10. April 19, 2016

      UK trade will thrive outside EU, says Gove

      Britain will move outside the EU’s single market and instead join “Bosnia, Serbia, Albania and Ukraine” in a European...

    11. April 18, 2016

      Clouds gather over Novartis as it battles series of setbacks

      Joe Jimenez is facing a battle to restore investor confidence in Novartis after a series of setbacks which have sent...

    12. April 18, 2016

      Brexit debate resonates across Alps as Swiss question EU ties

      When Swiss parliamentarians race UK counterparts in the Alpine ski resort of Davos each year, they usually outpace...

    13. April 15, 2016

      Takeaways from the FT’s commodities conference

      This week the Financial Times hosted its fifth annual global commodities summit in Lausanne, Switzerland. Over two...

    14. April 14, 2016

      Swiss group shares jump 15% on debut

      Europe’s dour market for new listings got a boost when a Swiss supplier to the semiconductor industry saw its share...

    15. April 14, 2016

      Negative interest rates vs time value of money: the battle is on

      Confession time: a world where money is lent for several years to the governments of Japan, Germany and Switzerland at...

    16. April 13, 2016

      World’s top copper producer bemoans spectre of speculators

      The chairman of the world’s biggest copper producer said speculators were haunting the commodities markets, with...

    17. April 13, 2016

      Sika/Saint-Gobain: sticking points

      Better to travel than to arrive? Not for shareholders in Sika, the Swiss adhesives group. The journey has been bad...

    18. April 13, 2016

      Gupta damps plans for Port Talbot buyout

      Sanjeev Gupta, the commodity trader seeking state backing to rescue Tata Steel’s UK assets, is lobbying Westminster to...

    19. Fast FT

      April 13, 2016

      Commodity trade finance business has shrunk by 10% since 2008

      New capital requirements for banks has led to a gap in financing shipments of commodities from emerging markets that...

    20. April 13, 2016

      HMRC prosecutions unlikely after Panama Papers leak

      The Panama Papers may succeed in embarrassing individuals linked to offshore financial centres, but popular demands for...

    21. Fast FT

      April 13, 2016

      World's biggest copper miner sees more darkness before dawn

      The world’s biggest copper producer said prices will have to fall further to shut excess production, as he rounded on...

    22. April 12, 2016

      Investor appalled at conduct of Sika takeover battle

      The takeover battle for Sika, the chemicals company, has made Switzerland seem like an emerging market “where the rule...

    23. April 12, 2016

      Oil traders say worst of price crash over

      The worst of the oil crash is over and prices should be stronger by year’s end, six of the world’s biggest energy...

    24. April 11, 2016

      Gategroup/HNA: airline food

      A well-known Swiss company is embroiled in a spat with some of its shareholders about strategy and management. A...

    25. April 11, 2016

      China’s HNA makes SFr1.4bn bid for Switzerland’s Gategroup

      China’s HNA Group has launched a SFr1.4bn ($1.5bn) takeover offer for Switzerland’s Gategroup air services company, in...

    26. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      GE to float Czech banking business

      General Electric is planning to float its Czech banking business, which has a tangible equity value of $1.15bn in what...

    27. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      HNA poised to acquire Gategroup for $1.5bn

      China’s HNA Group is close to inking a second major acquisition within the space of a few weeks with an offer to buy...

    28. April 11, 2016

      Britain warned not to expect easy Brexit negotiations

      Britain should not expect an easy ride in negotiations with European countries if it votes to leave the EU, a German...

    29. April 10, 2016

      Commodity groups confront new reality

      When the world’s most powerful commodity traders and executives gather on the shores of Lake Geneva this week, they...

    30. April 8, 2016

      Travel updates: London, US and Switzerland

      London The heavily protected US Embassy in Grosvenor Square is to be reborn as a 137-bedroom luxury hotel with five...

    31. April 8, 2016

      Five homes perfect for equestrians

      Palmdale House, Palmdale Road, New South Wales, Australia, A$5.3m ($4m) Where Palmdale is a small suburb about 15...

    32. Fast FT

      April 8, 2016

      Switzerland in deflation for 17th consecutive month

      Inflation is still badly lacking in Switzerland, with the country remaining in deflationary territory for the 17th...

    33. April 7, 2016

      Swiss banks warned of exposure to EM money laundering

      Switzerland has become more exposed to money laundering as its banks increasingly target wealthy clients in emerging...

    34. Fast FT

      April 7, 2016

      Entire 1MDB board offers to resign

      The entire board of Malaysia’s scandal-hit 1MDB state investment fund has offered to resign. 1MDB (1Malaysia...

    35. Fast FT

      April 6, 2016

      ING concocts new bond to skirt regulatory uncertainty

      Dutch bank ING is today launching a new capital bond, in the latest sign of how European banks are grappling to meet a...

    36. April 6, 2016

      Glencore sells agriculture stake for $2.5bn

      Glencore has sold a 40 per cent stake in its agricultural business for $2.5bn as the miner and commodity trader tries...

    37. April 4, 2016

      The Panama Papers and the concealed wealth of nations

      “A man, a plan, a canal: Panama.” So, at least, runs the British schoolchild’s palindrome, but it is, in truth, some...

    38. FT Alphaville

      April 3, 2016

      A Panamanian bombshell

      A seemingly massive leak originating from one of the world’s most secretive law firms, Panamian-based Mossack Fonseca,...

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