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Swiss spy charge signals German tax deal trouble

Apr 01 2012

ZURICH A Swiss decision to pursue German tax inspectors for industrial espionage is a sign of growing tension that could make it hard for both sides to secure parliamentary ratification of a deal preventing Germans dodging tax on their Swiss deposits.

Swiss spy charge signals German tax deal trouble

Apr 01 2012

ZURICH A Swiss decision to pursue German tax inspectors for industrial espionage is a sign of growing tension that could make it hard for both sides to secure parliamentary ratification of a deal preventing Germans dodging tax on their Swiss deposits.

Swiss spy charge signals German tax deal trouble

Apr 01 2012

ZURICH A Swiss decision to pursue German tax inspectors for industrial espionage is a sign of growing tension that could make it hard for both sides to secure parliamentary ratification of a deal preventing Germans dodging tax on their Swiss deposits.

Switzerland seeks arrest of German tax collectors

Mar 31 2012

BERLIN/ZURICH Switzerland has issued arrest warrants for three German civil servants, accusing them of industrial espionage for buying the bank details of German tax evaders, the finance ministry of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) said on Saturday.

Roche digs in for long fight for Illumina

Feb 08 2012

ZURICH Swiss drugmaker Roche is digging in for a long fight after gene sequencing company Illumina rejected its $5.7 billion hostile takeover bid as inadequate and said it would be more successful on its own.

Roche digs in for long fight for Illumina

Feb 08 2012

ZURICH Swiss drugmaker Roche is digging in for a long fight after gene sequencing company Illumina rejected its $5.7 billion (3.5 billion pounds) hostile takeover bid as inadequate and said it would be more successful on its own.

Syngenta eyes more earnings growth in 2012

Feb 08 2012

ZURICH Syngenta AG , the world's largest agrochemicals company expects to deliver higher profits this year as price hikes and cost cuts offset the impact of the strong Swiss franc and raw material price inflation.

Swatch captures the moment for Chinese watch demand

Feb 07 2012

ZURICH Strong demand for expensive watches in China helped Swatch Group clock up an 18 percent rise in 2011 profits and build some sales momentum for the current year too.

Oldest Swiss bank falls victim to US tax probe

Jan 27 2012

ZURICH Wegelin, Switzerland's oldest bank, has been forced to sell its non-U.S. business to shield it from the fallout over a row with U.S. authorities, which have threatened to charge it with helping U.S. taxpayers to hide assets.

Illumina adopts poison pill to stave off Roche

Jan 26 2012

PHILADELPHIA/ZURICH U.S. gene sequencing company Illumina Inc adopted a "poison pill" defense strategy against a hostile $5.7 billion bid from Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG , saying it would trigger a rights agreement if any party bought 15 percent of its stock.

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