ZURICH, Dec 6 Meyer Burger's largest
shareholder on Thursday called for the money-losing Swiss solar
machinery maker to renew its board of directors and to consider
raising money to finance its own efforts to manufacture solar
ZURICH A newly-elected Swiss cabinet member vowed to fight to preserve wage protections in any new treaty with the European Union, potentially complicating talks with the bloc that are already stalled over the issue.
* Impasse escalated in recent weeks over bourse rules
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ZURICH, Dec 5 Switzerland's parliament elected
to the cabinet on Wednesday two members whose apparent position
on a draft pact with the European Union could complicate stalled
talks with the bloc.
ZURICH Swiss group Roche Holding AG said on Wednesday its Tecentriq immunotherapy mixed with chemotherapy won priority review from the U.S. regulator for treating a type of lung cancer, a potential boost to the drug that has been trailing rivals' revenues.
ZURICH The Swiss government said on Friday it opposed curbing immigration from the European Union as proposed in a planned referendum because a yes vote could harm exports to the country's biggest trade partner.
ZURICH Novartis eyecare unit Alcon is counting on a nearsightedness epidemic to help to drive growth and profitability as a growing number of people damage their eyes by spending less time outdoors and more on mobile devices.
ZURICH, Nov 27 Novartis eye care unit
Alcon, being spun off to investors next year, aims to pay a
dividend from 2020 and will focus on "bolt-on" acquisitions to
help boost core operating margins to the mid-20 percent range by
2023 from the high teens now.
ZURICH Just weeks after Novartis floated the idea that $4-5 million was fair value for its new gene therapy against a deadly neuromuscular disease, a major benefits manager is pushing back.
ZURICH Novartis's price-setting muscle is about to be tested after it won European Union approval for a blindness-fighting gene therapy whose $850,000 list cost in the United States has been labeled too expensive by some groups.