MUNICH Siemens bucked the trend of boardroom caution when it said on Thursday it expects to shrug off global geopolitical tensions and notch up "moderate" sales growth next year.
ZURICH Adecco Group , the world's biggest staffing group, said hiring had slowed since the start of the fourth quarter, confirming a weaker trend as economic uncertainty makes companies more cautious.
* Weak automotive, manufacturing and retailer demand hits
ZURICH Swiss-Irish bakery company Aryzta will go ahead with a 790 million euro ($898 million) capital hike after its shareholders on Thursday narrowly approved the plan.
* Shareholder Cobas says considering "additional measures"
(Adds detail, Chairman and shareholder comment)
ZURICH Rising global trade tensions could buffet the Swiss franc, Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan warned on Wednesday, adding Switzerland would be among the countries hardest hit if full-scale trade war broke out.
ZURICH Siemens went back to its Berlin roots on Wednesday as it announced plans to invest up to 600 million euros ($681 million) to create an industrial and technology hub in the German capital.
ZURICH, Oct 31 The Swiss National Bank
on Wednesday reported a 12.94 billion Swiss franc ($12.88
billion) third-quarter loss as the Swiss franc's recent rise,
triggered by trade war fears and concern over Italy, cut the
value of foreign currency holdings.
ZURICH Shower toilet and plumbing supplies maker Geberit on Tuesday lowered its full year sales outlook and said it was seeing slightly weaker growth in the building industry.
* Says fundamentals solid for building sector, no overall