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      Thiam prepares to apply ‘ruthless’ streak to Credit Suisse

      Credit Suisse’s new chief executive Tidjane Thiam has played down expectations that he will make deep cuts to its investment...

    2. July 1, 2015

      Greenberg’s Ace buys insurer Chubb for $28.3bn

      The dealmaking rush in global insurance reached new levels on Wednesday when Ace agreed to buy its New York-listed rival...

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      The private banking sector faces significant hurdles, from tougher capital regulation ...
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      Some of the biggest names in the hard luxury sector are seeing sales slow, as currency...
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    1. June 29, 2015

      A boot camp for billionaires anxious to stay ahead

      It is an overcast morning, and about 20 casually dressed men and women are standing on a terrace enjoying a break from their...

    2. June 29, 2015

      Change in the air for Credit Suisse as Tidjane Thiam takes helm

      Credit Suisse’s new chief executive has already surprised colleagues by showing up at the bank’s Zurich headquarters a week...

    3. June 22, 2015

      Swiss franc resists attempts to weaken

      When you scale a mountain, the challenge resides in climbing back down. That is proving the case for Switzerland’s central...

    4. June 19, 2015

      Swiss property: Art and architecture make Basel a class act

      In Basel, the “Altstadt” skyline is low and even, yet it is boldly interrupted by the tall, white, recently completed Roche...

    5. June 15, 2015

      Central banks enter the unknown with sub-zero rates

      For years, central bankers have treated the fabled interest rate known as the “zero lower bound” as if it were a physical...

    6. MBA blog

      June 15, 2015

      Live Q&A: Are quotas needed to achieve equality?

      Should governments introduce quotas to increase the number of women on company boards? On Thursday, 18th June 2015, between...

    7. June 14, 2015

      Movers & shakers: June 15

      Lesley Williams is to become the first woman to chair the National Association of Pension Funds, which represents more than...

    8. June 8, 2015

      Shire weighs on FTSE 100 amid bidding war fears

      Shire led the FTSE 100 lower on Monday on fears it could be drawn into a bidding war. The drugmaker dropped 2.8 per cent to...

    9. June 8, 2015

      Monsanto targets tax inversion strategy with Syngenta offer

      Monsanto, the US agricultural seeds and chemicals company, is pursuing a “tax inversion” acquisition of rival Syngenta, with...

    10. June 8, 2015

      Crude slide bolsters Trafigura’s profits and trading margins

      Trafigura has posted record half-year profits and a doubling of trading margins, illustrating how one of the world’s largest...

    11. June 5, 2015

      Week in Review, June 6

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. HSBC pays SFr40m over money-laundering...

    12. June 5, 2015

      Manufactured, assembled and decorated — in 28.5 seconds

      Swatch has confirmed plans to double the manufacturing capacity behind its Sistem51 watch, in a move that is expected to...

    13. June 4, 2015

      Swiss prosecutor blames weak laws for failure to convict HSBC

      HSBC has paid SFr40m ($43m) in compensation to the Geneva prosecutor to resolve a high-profile money laundering...

    14. June 3, 2015

      Harsh realities dawn on Switzerland’s private banks

      By 2013, Banque Cramer knew it had a problem. With just SFr2bn of client money, the 300-year-old Swiss private bank was too...

    15. The World

      June 3, 2015

      Blatter's laudable goals were twisted by corruption

      The strange thing about Sepp Blatter’s resignation speech is how utterly uninformative it was. The only reason that the Fifa...

    16. June 1, 2015

      What Fifa tells us about global power

      It is half-time in the match between the US justice system and Fifa. In the first half, the Americans took a shock early...

    17. May 31, 2015

      Tax havens are still a desirable destination

      One in six of the world’s largest companies are either based in a tax haven or have a majority-owned subsidiary in a haven,...

    18. May 29, 2015

      Football in crisis: Fifa – a tarnished brand

      It is 9pm on a balmy Thursday night in Zurich and several of the most important men in world football are relaxing on the...

    19. May 29, 2015

      A night in the past at Swiss historic hotels

      There’s something about a peaceful lake in a small, long-civilised country that brings children’s books to mind. On the lake...

    20. May 29, 2015

      Blatter wins fifth term as Fifa presidency in closer than expected vote

      Sepp Blatter has won a fifth term as president of Fifa after his challenger conceded following an inconclusive first ballot....

    21. May 28, 2015

      Q&A: How will US and Swiss forces tackle Fifa?

      Swiss police on Wednesday arrested seven top officials from Fifa, the governing body for world football, at the request of...

    22. May 28, 2015

      Holyrood rejects assisted suicide bill

      Scotland’s parliament resoundingly rejected a bill to allow assisted suicide at its first stage of debate. The vote was a...

    23. May 27, 2015

      Fifa elite try to put on brave face after shock at dawn raids

      The 700 or so people who run world football huddled in Zurich hotel lobbies and conference rooms on Wednesday, trying to...

    24. May 27, 2015

      America is the best referee to discipline Fifa

      Imagine if the attorney-general of Switzerland asked the New York Police Department to drive up Park Avenue and arrest...

    25. May 27, 2015

      Fifa feels the long arm of American justice

      Fifa has long operated with a sense of impunity, airily dismissing the persistent allegations of bribes and kickbacks that...

    26. May 27, 2015

      Sika family files fresh lawsuit over Saint-Gobain sale

      Sika’s founding family has filed a legal challenge to decisions taken at the company’s April shareholders’ meeting, marking...

    27. May 24, 2015

      Swiss regulator to halt poaching of senior staff

      The Swiss regulator has moved to halt an exodus of its senior staff to the private sector in the face of growing criticism...

    28. May 24, 2015

      Sources searches for Swiss fountain of ETF youth

      Source is seeking to re-energise its flagging exchange traded funds business with the opening of an office in Switzerland...

    29. May 21, 2015

      Investec eyes global growth in wealth management

      Investec is opening its first Asian office for its wealth and investment business in Hong Kong as part of the bank’s...

    30. May 19, 2015

      Swiss private banks: no secret formula

      Uncle Sam has ruined all the fun. Under a deal between Switzerland and the US two years ago, Swiss private banks have begun...

    31. May 19, 2015

      HSBC to charge for holding deposits

      HSBC has become one of the biggest global banks to say it will begin charging clients on deposits in a basket of European...

    32. May 18, 2015

      Bid revival hopes boost Aveva to 8-month high

      A revival of bid hopes meant Aveva hit an eight-month high on Monday. Schneider Electric, Emerson and General Electric are...

    33. May 17, 2015

      European CFOs more optimistic about prospects

      More than a third of chief financial officers in Europe are more optimistic about their companies’ prospects compared with...

    34. beyondbrics

      May 6, 2015

      Austria’s ruling means Ukraine will remain a country where crime pays

      Austria’s refusal to extradite Dmitry Firtash to the US is confirmation that Europe holds two contradictory positions on...

    35. May 3, 2015

      MBA by numbers: Mobility of UK graduates

      As the British general election campaign reaches its climax this week, polls show that concern about the arrival of foreign...

    36. April 29, 2015

      Trading helps BP weather oil price fall

      BP’s oil trading arm, one of the biggest and most active of any energy major, has proved its worth again, helping the...

    37. April 28, 2015

      Mercuria earnings rise after JPMorgan unit swallowed

      Mercuria posted unchanged earnings last year as the fast-growing commodities trader digested the acquisition of JPMorgan’s...

    38. April 26, 2015

      Movers & shakers: April 27

      BlackRock, the world’s largest fund manager, has appointed Yoshiyuki Izawa as chairman and country head of Japan. Mr Izawa...

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