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SNB seen keeping rates on hold at June policy meeting: Reuters poll

11 Jun 2015

ZURICH The Swiss National Bank will hold monetary policy steady at next week's meeting and keep its benchmark interest rate below zero through most of 2016, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday.

Europe should weigh World Cup boycott to oust FIFA's Blatter, UK says

31 May 2015

LONDON/ZURICH Britain said Europe should consider boycotting future World Cups if Sepp Blatter doesn't quit as head of football's governing body over a corruption scandal, while Swiss authorities denied they would soon question the newly re-elected FIFA president.

Europe should weigh World Cup boycott to oust FIFA's Blatter, UK says

31 May 2015

LONDON/ZURICH Britain said Europe should consider boycotting future World Cups if Sepp Blatter doesn't quit as head of soccer's governing body over a corruption scandal, while Swiss authorities denied they would soon question the newly re-elected FIFA president.

Europe should weigh World Cup boycott to oust FIFA's Blatter, UK says

31 May 2015

LONDON/ZURICH Britain said Europe should consider boycotting future World Cups if Sepp Blatter doesn't quit as head of soccer's governing body over a corruption scandal, while Swiss authorities denied they would soon question the newly re-elected FIFA president. | Video

Swiss open criminal proceedings tied to 2018, 2022 World Cup bids

27 May 2015

ZURICH Swiss authorities have opened criminal proceedings against individuals on suspicion of mismanagement and money laundering related to the allocation of the 2018 and 2022 FIFA soccer World Cups in Russia and Qatar.

Swiss open criminal proceedings tied to 2018, 2022 World Cup bids

27 May 2015

ZURICH Swiss authorities have opened criminal proceedings against individuals on suspicion of mismanagement and money laundering related to the allocation of the 2018 and 2022 FIFA soccer World Cups in Russia and Qatar.

Swiss economy defies doomsayers, weathers franc shock

10 May 2015

ST. GALLEN, Switzerland When the Swiss central bank abandoned its cap on the franc back in January, corporate Switzerland warned of an economic "tsunami" that would hit exports, hammer jobs and plunge the Alpine nation into a deep recession.

Swiss central bank says Greek crisis could cause franc rise

25 Apr 2015

BERNE The Swiss National Bank told its shareholders on Friday that uncertainty over the Greek debt crisis could push up the franc and that it remains willing to intervene in foreign exchange markets to weaken what it sees as too strong a currency.

Syngenta sales fall feel effect of low commodity prices

17 Apr 2015

ZURICH Swiss firm Syngenta , the world's largest maker of crop chemicals, suffered a bigger than expected fall in first-quarter sales having been hit by low commodity prices, the strong dollar and a prolonged winter in the United States.

BSI becomes first Swiss bank to settle under U.S. tax programme

31 Mar 2015

WASHINGTON/ZURICH Swiss bank BSI has become the first of what is expected to be several dozen Switzerland-based private banks to reach a deal under a voluntary disclosure programme for tax-related offenses being run by the U.S. Department of Justice.

World News

Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders arrive for summit in France

Squabbles erupted among G7 nations on Saturday even before their leaders had gathered for an annual summit, exposing sharp differences on global trade tensions, Britain's exit from the EU and how to respond to the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest.