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      Sunrise: worth sweating over

      Remember when Switzerland was a nice, boring country? Its central bank put a stop to that weeks ago, playing the cuckoo in...

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      P&G hit by currency devaluations

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    1. Watches and Jewellery

      As SIHH opens in Geneva, Switzerland’s strong franc and geopolitical tensions are addi...
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    1. January 25, 2015

      Swiss private banks fight for survival

      The sudden appreciation of the Swiss franc has intensified pressure on Switzerland’s private banks, raising the prospect of...

    2. January 23, 2015

      Week in Review, January 24

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Retail forex brokers buckle under Swiss...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      January 23, 2015

      Davos 2015

      A message announcing the cancellation of the appearance of King Abdullah of Jordan is displayed following the death of Saudi...

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      January 22, 2015

      The tribes of Davos

      By David Blood and Aleksandra Wisniewska More than 2,500 people are attending the World Economic Forum in Davos this week,...

    5. January 22, 2015

      Intesa considers float of private banking arm

      Intesa Sanpaolo is considering a flotation of its private banking arm to help the Italian bank expand by acquiring an...

    6. January 21, 2015

      Davos is a good spot to find your next job, CEO or not

      One morning in January 2006 at 7am, a 48-year-old woman left her hotel room to have breakfast. As the chief executive of...

    7. January 21, 2015

      Swiss central bank faces struggle to curb rise of franc

      By scrapping its currency cap, the Swiss National Bank solved one problem: It is no longer under pressure to fulfil an...

    8. January 21, 2015

      Olam pays $3m over cocoa trading claims

      Olam, one of the world’s biggest traders of agricultural commodities, will pay $3m to settle US claims that it breached...

    9. FT Alphaville

      January 20, 2015

      Time to buy some krone?

      Last week’s Swiss surprise was a useful reminder that betting against currency pegs is one of the classic macro hedge fund...

    10. January 20, 2015

      Bolder steps from Europe’s central bankers

      These are exciting times in European central banking. Last Thursday the Swiss National Bank suddenly terminated its...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      January 20, 2015

      Keeping watch over Davos

      Members of Swiss special police forces stand on the roof of the Kongress Hotel on the eve of the opening of the 45th annual...

    12. January 20, 2015

      Gold rally due as central banks add risk

      Carry traders are squeezed, the odd foreign exchange broker goes to the wall, central Europeans who borrowed in Swiss francs...

    13. FT Alphaville

      January 20, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up here to receive the email each morning. China’s economy grew at the slowest pace in nearly a quarter of a...

    14. January 19, 2015

      Government borrowing costs plumb new lows

      Government borrowing costs in some of the world’s safest havens fell to fresh lows on Monday, driven by global economic...

    15. January 19, 2015

      Swiss franc fallout claims more casualties

      A leading European foreign exchange broker filed for administration on Monday and a Danish bank conceded it faced heavy...

    16. January 19, 2015

      Japan’s 10-year yield falls below 0.2%

      Japan’s 10-year bond yield has slipped below the 0.2 per cent mark for the first time in history, as global bond havens are...

    17. January 18, 2015

      Commodities explained: Qingdao

      Qingdao is a port city in China famous for its Tsingtao brewery, but the name continues to cast a long shadow over the...

    18. January 18, 2015

      Women in Business — Margaret Cording

      Margaret Cording is professor of strategy at IMD business school in Switzerland. She is also regional director of the...

    19. January 18, 2015

      Swiss minister says companies can adapt to franc policy

      The Swiss economy can cope with the consequences of the Swiss National Bank’s shock decision to end its currency ceiling...

    20. Gavyn Davies

      January 18, 2015

      The Swiss currency bombshell - cause and effect

      The completely unexpected decision of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to remove the 1.20 floor on the Swiss franc against the...

    21. January 18, 2015

      Star timepieces of the 2015 SIHH show

      The 25th edition of Geneva’s lavish Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) begins on Monday. The show is a...

    22. January 18, 2015

      Niche Swiss watch brands try to woo crowds at SIHH

      This year marks the 25th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), established by Cartier in 1991...

    23. January 18, 2015

      Strong franc brings new risk for Swiss watch exports

      Last year was difficult for Switzerland’s watchmakers. The lingering impact of China’s clampdown on corporate gift-giving,...

    24. January 18, 2015

      Strong franc is bad news for Swiss hedge funds

      Headhunters believe the Swiss National Bank’s decision to scrap its currency ceiling could result in a flight of hedge fund...

    25. FT Alphaville

      January 16, 2015

      Switzerland's problem isn't an expensive currency but anemic consumption

      One of the most predictable consequences of the Swiss National Bank’s decision to stop suppressing the exchange rate between...

    26. January 16, 2015

      Hapless horde of retail forex traders take hit in Swiss havoc

      Whenever havoc arrives in the financial markets there is always a cruel and immediate search for the victims. It is an...

    27. January 16, 2015

      Swiss surge could boost income investors

      UK investors who hold European and even UK equity income funds stand to benefit from the Swiss National Bank’s decision to...

    28. January 16, 2015

      Lessons from Switzerland doffing its cap

      So now we know. Throughout the three years that the Swiss National Bank stopped the Swiss franc appreciating beyond the...

    29. FT Alphaville

      January 16, 2015

      The VaR shock starts in Switzerland

      This volatility is to low This volatility is too high This volatility is … holy cow … the SNB just removed its currency...

    30. January 16, 2015

      Swiss companies pay price of franc surge

      Thomas Frei, a hotelier from the Swiss resort of Gstaad, wasted no time in giving his verdict on the Swiss National Bank’s...

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      January 16, 2015

      Hungary's great Swiss franc escape

      Those who relish irony will have found much to savour in the Swiss central bank’s actions on Thursday when, as Mohamed...

    32. January 16, 2015

      Swiss 10-year debt yields turn negative

      Switzerland’s benchmark 10-year sovereign debt yield entered negative territory on Friday, as the ramifications of the Swiss...

    33. FT Alphaville

      January 16, 2015

      It's raining euros in Geneva

      Sources on the ground tell us that queues have been forming outside money changers in Geneva since at least last night....

    34. January 16, 2015

      Swiss voice dismay over scrapping of currency cap

      Switzerland was caught up in a mixture of shock and concern on Friday as the country digested the Swiss National Bank’s...

    35. January 15, 2015

      A poor advertisement for Swiss reliability

      Financial reports can resort to excitable language, describing humdrum fluctuations in terms such as plunge, soar or...

    36. January 15, 2015

      Q&A: the Swiss central bank move explained

      The Swiss National Bank has scrapped its ceiling of SFr1.20 to the euro, three-and-a-half years after introducing it. The...

    37. January 15, 2015

      Swiss move hits Polish and Hungarian borrowers

      The abrupt move by Switzerland’s central bank to abandon its policy of restraining the franc sparked a financial rout on...

    38. January 15, 2015

      Implications of the SNB decision extend far beyond Switzerland

      You need only look at the immediate reaction of the foreign exchange markets to the Swiss National Bank’s announcement on...

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