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  1. April 15, 2014

    Roche drug boosts to revenue counteracted by currency’s strength

    Roche’s revenues fell 1 per cent in the first quarter as the strength of the Swiss franc weighed on the pharma group, even...

  2. April 15, 2014

    Nestlé revenues hit by currency headwinds

    Nestlé warned of continuing deflationary pressures in Europe with unfavourable currency moves contributing to a 5 per cent...

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  1. Watches and Jewellery

    It is no surprise that as members of the industry gather in Switzerland at the annual ...
  2. Private Banking

    The big banks are getting bigger but smaller institutions are holding their own in an ...
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  1. FT Photo Diary

    April 14, 2014

    Impulse test in Payerne

    Laurent Gilleiron/EPA The experimental aircraft “Solar Impulse 2″, HB-SIB, during solar generator tests at an air base in...

  2. beyondbrics

    April 14, 2014

    Guest post: why is Akhmetov not combating separatism?

    By Taras Kuzio After the fall of president Viktor Yanukovich, the Euromaidan leadership turned to Ukraine’s eastern...

  3. April 13, 2014

    Julius Baer fears Swiss immigration move

    Switzerland’s largest private bank has denounced the recent Swiss referendum on restricting the number of immigrants from...

  4. April 13, 2014

    Inflation is investors’ single biggest concern

    Inflation is the single biggest concern for investors, particularly those in Brazil and China, according to a global poll of...

  5. April 11, 2014

    Regulators should come down hard on Holcim-Lafarge

    There are never any takeovers in Europe, just “mergers of equals”. Switzerland’s Holcim and Lafarge of France announced...

  6. April 10, 2014

    Scientists say UK ministers wasted millions on flu medicine

    Scientists have accused the government of throwing more than £600m “down the drain” by stockpiling emergency flu treatments...

  7. FT Alphaville

    April 9, 2014

    This is nuts. When's the crash?

    Okay, maybe it’s because this particular FT Alphaville blogger has been safely quarantined in Geneva, Switzerland for the...

  8. April 9, 2014

    Stocks slide at US oil hub hits physical traders

    The vacancy rate is rising in the world’s marquee oil hotel. Less and less crude is bedding down at Cushing, Oklahoma, the...

  9. April 7, 2014

    French government ‘vigilant’ over sale of national champions

    The flurry of spectacular deals involving French companies – which peaked on Monday with the takeover of Lafarge, the cement...

  10. April 7, 2014

    Credit Suisse faces New York probe

    New York’s banking regulator has opened an investigation into whether Credit Suisse helped clients evade paying state taxes,...

  11. April 7, 2014

    Holcim-Lafarge: Hard facts of a concrete merger

    The rather drab world of the cement industry, which dates back to the ancient Egyptians, has been thrust into the spotlight...

  12. April 7, 2014

    Vagueness is a danger for eurosceptic demagogues

    If a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU ever actually happens, eurosceptics will be undone by two flaws that run...

  13. April 6, 2014

    Movers & shakers: April 7

    ● Pascal Thorens has moved to RBC Investor & Treasury Services, part of Royal Bank of Canada, as managing director for...

  14. April 3, 2014

    Rothschild edges closer to assets under management target

    Edmond de Rothschild said it had increased its assets under management and operating profit last year, as the private...

  15. beyondbrics

    April 3, 2014

    Slovenia makes record bond issues as CEE grabs the moment

    In the years before the crisis, Slovenia was touted as the Switzerland of eastern Europe, praised for its robust...

  16. April 1, 2014

    Caterpillar probe shifts focus to US tax code

    US Republicans used an investigation into Caterpillar’s tax strategy on Tuesday to highlight problems with US corporate tax...

  17. FT Data

    April 1, 2014

    21st century sanctions: targeted measures on the rise

    by Andrew Jack From trade embargoes to arms blockades, sanctions have long been an extension of conflict by non-military...

  18. April 1, 2014

    Archer Daniels Midland hopes to increase GrainCorp stake

    Archer Daniels Midland may increase its stake in GrainCorp after the Australian government blocked its bid for the grain...

  19. March 31, 2014

    Caterpillar accused of ‘shifting’ profits

    Caterpillar, the world’s largest maker of heavy machinery, used a Swiss affiliate to shift 85 per cent of its parts profits...

  20. FT Alphaville

    March 31, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The slow but sure ebb of eurozone inflation. David has a look at the HFT story, as...

  21. March 30, 2014

    Caterpillar faces US grilling over tax

    Caterpillar executives are in line to be grilled this week by the senate committee that has taken Apple, Microsoft and...

  22. March 26, 2014

    Watchmakers turn to new product ranges

    Luxury fashion brands have been diversifying into other categories, such as jewellery, sunglasses and shoes, for a long...

  23. March 26, 2014

    Watchmakers’ price cuts are a sign of the times

    As record-breaking years go, 2013 was a somewhat downbeat one for Switzerland’s watchmakers. Although exports hit an...

  24. March 25, 2014

    Founders hand more independence to Partners Group

    Partners Group, one of Europe’s largest private equity fund managers, is reorganising itself to operate more independently...

  25. The World

    March 25, 2014

    Wilders sparks backlash - even among his own supporters

    Until a week ago, it looked as if the far-right, anti-immigrant Freedom party (PVV), led by Geert Wilders, might become the...

  26. March 21, 2014

    Luxembourg and Austria lift veto to back tax plan

    Luxembourg and Austria lifted their longstanding veto on a key EU law that will extensively bolster national governments’...

  27. March 21, 2014

    Has the nation state had its day?

    Last weekend, as sunshine blazed over Europe’s ski slopes, I went on holiday in Switzerland to visit some of my family who...

  28. FT Alphaville

    March 20, 2014

    "TIMCHENKO, Gennady... Geneva, Switzerland" (UPDATED)

    There’s a familiar name on the latest Specially Designated Nationals List in the US sanctions against Russia… TIMCHENKO,...

  29. March 19, 2014

    City job ads reflect importance of rich Russians to wealth sector

    The importance of rich Russians to London’s fast-growing wealth management industry is highlighted by a search of City job...

  30. March 19, 2014

    UK and London top global millionaire rankings

    More millionaires migrated to the UK between 2003 and 2013 than to any other country worldwide, and London topped the...

  31. March 17, 2014

    DBS buys SocGen’s Asia private banking business

    DBS, southeast Asia’s biggest bank by assets, has bought the Asia private banking business of Société Générale for $200m in...

  32. March 14, 2014

    Havens prosper in week of tensions

    Investors did their best to avoid risk this week as rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine and uncertainty over the...

  33. FT Photo Diary

    March 13, 2014

    Tina Maze at World Cup finals

    Shinichiro Tanaka/AP Slovenia’s Tina Maze speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women’s super-G, at the World Cup...

  34. March 13, 2014

    IMD and Cheung Kong to launch EMBA in Europe and China

    Executive education specialist IMD has joined forces with China’s most prominent private business school, the Cheung Kong...

  35. March 12, 2014

    Ferrexpo set to pay out special dividend

    Ferrexpo will pay a further special dividend to investors after the Ukrainian iron ore group increased earnings by 25 per...

  36. March 11, 2014

    Nestlé cuts chief executive Paul Bulcke’s pay amid Swiss scrutiny

    Nestlé has cut its chief executive’s pay by 7 per cent, becoming the latest Swiss company to show pay restraint ahead of...

  37. Material World

    March 11, 2014

    The 'Made in China/Made in Italy' problem of national brands

      Getty Images There is an interesting report in the Financial Times today about declining sales of China’s local-brand...

  38. March 11, 2014

    Zurich Insurance to cut about 800 jobs

    Zurich Insurance is to cut about 800 jobs across its global operations as part of chief executive Martin Senn’s drive to...

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