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    1. June 28, 2016

      Nestlé’s break with tradition signals willingness to adapt

      For almost a century chief executives at Nestlé, the world’s largest food and drinks company, were chosen internally....

    2. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      UK-based banks 'can't wait & see for long'

      Among the sectors that could potentially face the biggest headache from a UK exit from the EU are banks. Staff at...

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    1. FT Alphaville

      June 27, 2016

      Nice banking passport you had there...

      ‘Passporting’, per Citi, “allows financial institutions incorporated in one member state to establish branches in other...

    2. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      No 'automatic' Swiss deal for the UK - France

      Britain has no guarantee of securing a Swiss-style arrangement that gives access to the single market with limits on...

    3. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Wall Street braces for sharp sell-off post Brexit

      Tin hats on. Wall Street is set to lurch sharply lower on Friday after a shock decision by the UK to leave the EU sent...

    4. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Swiss National bank intervenes in currency markets

      Switzerland has wasted no time to respond to Brexit. The Swiss National Bank has intervened in the currency markets on...

    5. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Sterling's hurling: Today's huge FX move in context

      Polls from Sunderland showing voters favoured leaving the European Union prompted some huge moves in currency markets,...

    6. FT Data

      June 22, 2016

      Datawatch: economic growth in the UK vs. non-EU countries

      The average annual GDP growth in the UK was about 2 per cent in the five years to the first quarter of 2016, higher...

    7. The Exchange

      June 22, 2016

      Dangers of following the path to an offshore Britain

      Infamously 20 years ago, in assessing whether Britain should join the euro, one of the five tests was whether it would...

    8. Fast FT

      June 21, 2016

      Draghi: ECB made all preparations for Brexit

      Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, has said the ECB has done “all the preparation” necessary to cope...

    9. June 20, 2016

      Swiss private banks sharpen Southeast Asia focus

      Swiss private banks are looking to capitalise on global banks’ retreat from Southeast Asia, pushing deeper into the...

    10. June 19, 2016

      Euro 2016 cheat sheet: Albania hopes kept alive with historic win

      Round up Romania 0 Albania 1 Albania delighted fans of underdogs everywhere by recording their first win, and their...

    11. Fast FT

      June 17, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: TGIF

      It could be with some relief that investors in Asia will welcome the final day of a volatile trading week, with late,...

    12. June 16, 2016

      Sovereign bond yields plumb new lows on Brexit risk

      Brexit jitters sent UK borrowing rates to a fresh low on Thursday as investors digested the Bank of England’s gloomy...

    13. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Positive-yielding Swiss bond tally falls to 2

      Swiss savers look away now… There are now just two government bonds in Switzerland that pay a positive yield – and it...

    14. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Deutsche Bank shares hit all-time low

      Shares in Deutsche Bank have slumped to their lowest ever level as European bank stocks across the board are taking a...

    15. June 16, 2016

      Swiss central bank holds rates, keeps eye on UK vote

      Switzerland’s central bank has held steady on rates at its latest quarterly meeting, as expected, and reminded markets...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      June 15, 2016

      Swiss fan at Euro 2016

      A Swiss fan waits for the start of the Euro 2016 Group A soccer match between Romania and Switzerland at the Parc des...

    17. June 15, 2016

      Alternative EU trade models not in your interest, UK warned

      Business lobby groups from several of the countries that could provide a model for a post-Brexit UK have spoken out to...

    18. Fast FT

      June 14, 2016

      Zero lower Bund: German 10-year yield hits zero

      There she goes. Germany’s benchmark 10-year yield has fallen below 0 per cent for the first time, the latest major...

    19. Fast FT

      June 14, 2016

      Switzerland's Dätwyler snaps up Premier Farnell

      Swiss manufacturing group Dätwyler Holding is to acquire the challenged British electronics group behind the low cost...

    20. June 10, 2016

      Viktor Korchnoi, chess player and cold war defector, 1931-2016

      For much of his later life, as he racked up formidable results in top chess tournaments, Viktor Korchnoi began to give...

    21. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Brexit boon: Swissie having best week since cap lifted

      Sterling has been feeling the heat as the Brexit campaign lurches towards its conclusion. But while sterling nerves...

    22. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Schäuble: Brexit could trigger referenda across Europe

      A British vote to leave the EU risks spreading the referendum contagion across a discontented Europe, Germany’s...

    23. 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...

    24. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Yield on 10-year Japanese government bonds touches record low

      The yield on Japan’s 10-year government bonds fell to a fresh record low of minus 0.14 per cent on Friday. Yields,...

    25. Fast FT

      June 8, 2016

      Switzerland marks 16th month in deflation

      Switzerland marked its 16th consecutive month in deflation in May as its annual inflation rate remained stuck at -0.5...

    26. June 7, 2016

      Swiss, German bond yields set fresh record lows

      Switzerland and Germany set new records in debt markets on Tuesday, as central banks extended easy-money policies in a...

    27. Fast FT

      June 7, 2016

      Switzerland lines up zero coupon bonds

      Say hello to the most Swiss bond ever. The Swiss National Bank has announced it will be selling 13-year bonds, maturing...

    28. June 5, 2016

      Switzerland votes against state-provided basic income

      The Swiss have voted decisively against state-provided unconditional “basic incomes” in a setback for a growing...

    29. June 3, 2016

      Lindt veteran Ernst Tanner to hand over chief’s job

      The veteran head of Lindt & Sprüngli is to reduce his role at the Swiss chocolate maker, handing over the role of chief...

    30. June 3, 2016

      Switzerland to vote on converting state groups into non-profits

      Life should be easy, and lucrative, for the boss of a large telecoms company in affluent and pro-business Switzerland....

    31. June 3, 2016

      A simple basic income delivers little benefit to complex lives

      Perhaps it is the paucity of other interesting ideas in politics; perhaps it is the thrill of an idea that appeals to...

    32. June 2, 2016

      Islamic law bill splits Malaysian cabinet

      Ethnic Chinese ministers have threatened to quit the Malaysian government if a bill giving Islamic courts powers to...

    33. June 2, 2016

      Luxury watch industry’s recovery glimpsed despite economic gloom

      The news for the watch industry is bad. “The headwinds are very strong — especially for watches,” warns Richard Lepeu,...

    34. June 2, 2016

      Cartier launches new models even in industry downturn

      While other Swiss watch brands are responding to the global downturn by paring back their collections and exploiting...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      June 1, 2016

      Opening the Gotthard Base Tunnel

      A performer dressed as a bird takes part in a show during the opening ceremony of the NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel, the...

    36. May 31, 2016

      With a basic income, the numbers just do not add up

      Swiss voters will decide in a referendum on June 5 whether to introduce a “basic income”. In proposed reforms to the...

    37. May 31, 2016

      Ex-Zurich chief’s suicide highlights executive stress

      The latest suicide of a top executive in Switzerland has focused attention on the stresses placed on senior managers in...

    38. May 29, 2016

      Switzerland to rework relations with EU at Gotthard tunnel opening

      Switzerland will lobby top European leaders attending this week’s opening of the world’s longest rail tunnel for faster...

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