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      Swiss banks join push to create start-up hub in Zurich

      Credit Suisse and UBS are among the large Swiss companies backing a new start-up hub in Zurich designed to promote the...

    2. August 23, 2016

      Negative interest rates are not the drama they seem

      Ah, for the good old days of quantitative easing when central bankers agreed what needed to be done to spur economic...

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    1. August 23, 2016

      Weak pound boosts luxury Swiss watch sales in the UK

      Britain’s vote to quit the EU has given a timely boost to Swiss watchmakers, with demand for their luxury products...

    2. August 19, 2016

      Brent crude climbs above $50 a barrel on output freeze hopes

      Oil prices climbed back above $50 a barrel this week, registering a third straight week of gains, after Opec members...

    3. August 18, 2016

      UK financial sector targets Swiss-style deal for EU market access

      The City of London has given up hope of universal access to the EU single market and is now seeking a bespoke deal for...

    4. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: the cost of cash

      Banks and insurers across the eurozone are increasingly considering the idea of storing funds as cash, as they count...

    5. August 14, 2016

      Movers & shakers: August 15

      • Vanguard has hired Andreas Zingg as head of ETF distribution for Europe, a newly created position based in Zurich. Mr...

    6. August 9, 2016

      Milan warns on tents for migrants sent back by French and Swiss

      Milan’s mayor has warned that the city may have to set up tents to house migrants, as a record number of arrivals turn...

    7. August 5, 2016

      Travel updates: Antarctica, Italy, North Korea and Switzerland

      Antarctica White Desert, a private camp on the Antarctic mainland, has been given a lavish refurbishment in time for...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      August 4, 2016

      Croix des Chaux

      A cross is pictured in front of the plain of Chablais at the summit of Croix des Chaux (2012m) above Gryon VD, western...

    9. August 1, 2016

      Four ways to curb migration post-Brexit

      Immigration was a decisive factor for many of the 17m people who voted to leave the EU in June, and its role in shaping...

    10. FT Data

      July 29, 2016

      The Italian labour market - not as bad as you may think

      Italy’s unemployment rate rose to 11.6 per cent in June. Although this is a marginal rise, it is worrying for a country...

    11. July 28, 2016

      Credit Suisse returns to profit as managed assets swell

      A second consecutive set of expectation-beating earnings was not enough to rescue Credit Suisse from a share price...

    12. July 26, 2016

      Solar circumnavigation hailed as breakthrough in renewable energy

      The Swiss pioneer behind the Solar Impulse 2 solar-powered aircraft on Tuesday claimed to have made important...

    13. July 25, 2016

      Europe offers models for Northern Ireland border

      At first glance, there is little is common between Büsingen, a small town on the Rhine, and Belfast. But the German...

    14. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Hong Kong (re)introduces closing auction mechanism

      A big welcome to the Hong Kong closing auction, launching today. This would seem a very small step for other markets...

    15. July 24, 2016

      ‘We have not seen any major [Brexit] panic’

      Britain’s vote to leave the EU has spooked many financial services providers. But Laurent Ramsey, chief executive of...

    16. July 21, 2016

      Renminbi drops to sixth in international payment ranking

      The renminbi slipped in the global league tables for cross-border payments in the first half of 2016, as concern over...

    17. July 19, 2016

      Greek tax investigators raid home of former local UBS bank boss

      Greek investigators have raided the home of a former local boss of UBS as part of a widening investigation into...

    18. July 18, 2016

      Misinvoicing of commodities costs billions to developing world

      Commodities from the developing world worth billions of dollars are being exported illicitly every year through...

    19. July 17, 2016

      Ineos targets British test wells to kick-start shale gas market

      Ineos, the $50bn petrochemicals giant controlled by British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, aims to accelerate shale gas...

    20. July 15, 2016

      Swatch shares slip on profit warning

      Shares in Swatch fell 14 per cent in morning trading on Friday after the Swiss watchmaker warned its first-half profits...

    21. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      Swatch shares slump 14% following profit warning

      Shares in Swiss watchmaker Swatch have fallen as much as 14 per cent at the open after it said earlier on Friday that...

    22. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      Swatch says H1 net profit to at least halve

      First half profits at Swatch will be between 50 and 60 per cent less than a year ago, the Swiss watch company said on...

    23. Fast FT

      July 8, 2016

      Netherlands joins negative bond yield club

      The Netherlands has joined a select group of countries able to boast of negative borrowing rates on 10-year debt.For...

    24. FT Alphaville

      July 8, 2016

      "Previously nicknamed the 'Uber' or 'Netflix' of air travel..."

      Before moving the relevant puff release to the bin, an open question: is there really a market in Europe where people...

    25. Larry Summers blog

      July 8, 2016

      Negative interest rates: a remarkable financial moment

      The interest rates on 10 and 30-year US Treasury bonds on Wednesday reached all-time lows of 1.32 per cent and 2.10 per...

    26. July 7, 2016

      Swiss National Bank operates a ‘softly, softly’ share strategy

      How do you buy billions of dollars-worth of company shares — including in some of the biggest US companies — without...

    27. July 7, 2016

      Swiss bankers propose alliance with London to negotiate EU terms

      The Swiss bankers’ association has proposed an alliance with London and leading non-European international financial...

    28. Fast FT

      July 7, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Brexit still a dampener

      Declines for the British pound and UK blue chips underscored the still nervous mood in markets post-Brexit, and are...

    29. Fast FT

      July 6, 2016

      US 10- and 30-year Treasury yields hit new low

      What do investors want? Top tier government bonds! When do they want it? Now! Risk aversion is dictating the mood in...

    30. July 6, 2016

      Swiss route poses a challenge for Brexit UK

      Micheline Calmy-Rey, a former Swiss president, thinks she knows what lies in store for Britain after its historic vote...

    31. July 5, 2016

      Corruption: Moving money out of purgatory

      Aaron Bornstein arrived in Kazakhstan in February 2009 with $84m and a daunting assignment. His job was to hand out...

    32. FT Alphaville

      July 5, 2016

      Is this nuts? Swiss 50yr is negative [updated]

      Nothing to see here: #SWITZERLAND | SWISS 50-YR GOVT BOND TRADES AT NEGATIVE YIELD, LAST -0.01% - MNI — Christophe...

    33. July 3, 2016

      Robot champion: Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO, ABB

      Six years ago, Ulrich Spiesshofer went into battle with robots. The former management consultant had taken over the...

    34. Fast FT

      July 1, 2016

      Weidmann: Brexit could hit German banks

      The British electorate’s rejection of the EU reflects a broader scepticism of the European project across member...

    35. July 1, 2016

      The economic risks of an outbreak of Brexit-style votes

      Stock market fears that a Leave vote would lead to a sharp drop in global growth appear to have calmed. The conclusion...

    36. July 1, 2016

      Government bonds just had best month since 2008

      Sovereign bonds are soaring. In June they racked up their best monthly return since 2008, a further sign of the extreme...

    37. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      Gilts join negative yields club

      Gilts have finally succumbed to negative yields. BoE governor Mark Carney’s suggestion that Brexit will necessitate an...

    38. 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....

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