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Michael Shields

Handelsstreit zwingt Sulzer zu Anpassungen beim Einkauf

Sep 20 2018

Zürich Der eskalierende Handelsstreit der USA mit China zwingt den Schweizer Anlagenbauer Sulzer zu Änderungen beim Einkauf und den Auslieferungen.

Switzerland's Sulzer turns profit on shares bought from sanctions-hit Russian investor

Sep 19 2018

ZURICH Swiss pump maker Sulzer has sold at a profit shares it bought from Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg in April in a move designed to reduce his stake below 50 percent and escape U.S. sanctions.

Swiss intelligence helped foil alleged Russian plot to spy on government lab

Sep 14 2018

ZURICH Switzerland's intelligence agency said on Friday it had worked with British and Dutch counterparts to foil a Russian plot which, according to newspaper reports, was targeting a Swiss laboratory testing nerve agents such as Novichok.

Swiss court approves Gunvor ex-employee's Congo bribery plea bargain

Aug 28 2018

LONDON/ZURICH A Swiss court accepted a plea bargain on Tuesday from a former employee of energy trader Gunvor Group in relation to an investigation into corruption in Congo Republic and Ivory Coast, the former employee's lawyer said.

UPDATE 1-Swiss court approves Gunvor ex-employee's Congo bribery plea bargain

Aug 28 2018

LONDON/ZURICH, Aug 28 A Swiss court accepted a plea bargain on Tuesday from a former employee of energy trader Gunvor Group in relation to an investigation into corruption in Congo Republic and Ivory Coast, the former employee's lawyer said.

Watchman who saved Holocaust-era records relives Swiss ordeal

Aug 17 2018

ZURICH The Swiss night watchman who ignited a furore over Holocaust victims' missing wealth two decades ago is reliving how his dream of becoming a hero after the example of Oskar Schindler turned into a nightmare.

Watchman who saved Holocaust-era records relives Swiss ordeal

Aug 17 2018

ZURICH, Aug 17 The Swiss night watchman who ignited a furore over Holocaust victims' missing wealth two decades ago is reliving how his dream of becoming a hero after the example of Oskar Schindler turned into a nightmare.

Swiss plans for EU treaty in tatters as labor boycotts talks

Aug 09 2018

ZURICH Switzerland's plan to forge a new treaty cementing ties with the European Union has hit the rocks after the normally pro-Europe center left joined the far right in resisting a deal that Swiss labor unions say might undermine wages and working conditions.

EU treaty at stake as Swiss unions boycott labour rule talks

Aug 08 2018

BERN Switzerland's main union federation will boycott talks the government has proposed on easing rules on wages and working conditions, dealing a potentially fatal blow to Swiss negotiations on forging a new treaty with the European Union.

Swissquote to buy Luxembourg's Internaxx to bypass Brexit

Aug 07 2018

ZURICH Swissquote is buying Luxembourg-based Internaxx Bank for 27.7 million euros (24.7 million pounds) to secure access to European Union markets that its London hub faces losing after Brexit.

World News

At U.N. podium, Trump to tout protecting U.S. sovereignty

Since U.S. President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations a year ago pushing an "America First" policy, he has quit the Iran nuclear deal, the U.N. Human Rights Council and lashed out at some of the closest allies of the United States.