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Deadline looms for agreement on Swiss-EU ties

12:51pm BST

ZURICH Swiss ties with the European Union, its biggest trading partner, face a critical test this week as Brussels decides whether the two sides have made enough progress on a stalled draft treaty to head off punitive measures set to start at the end of June.

Swiss government baulks at signing EU treaty - sources

23 May 2019

ZURICH Opposition from across the political spectrum will make it all but impossible for the Swiss government to sign a draft treaty with the European Union next month, sources close to the matter told Reuters.

Swiss government baulks at signing EU treaty - sources

23 May 2019

* Foreign minister only active advocate to sign accord - sources

Zurich Insurance on track to meet 2019 targets as pricing positive

09 May 2019

ZURICH Zurich Insurance is on track to meet or beat its financial targets to 2019 and is seeing positive trends in property and casualty (P&C) insurance pricing.

UPDATE 2-Storms, floods, Boeing crash hit Swiss Re Q1 profit

03 May 2019

* Readies IPO for British ReAssure business but open to trade sale (Adds CFO comments, market reaction)

Swiss Railways plans to put more Bombardier trains into service

01 May 2019

ZURICH Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and Bombardier are making progress on resolving technical problems with passenger trains the Swiss have ordered and could put five more of them into service within weeks, the partners said.

Stadler Rail jumps to first-day premium after Swiss flotation

12 Apr 2019

ZURICH Shares in Stadler Rail surged on Friday as investors piled in to an oversubscribed initial public offering (IPO) that valued the Swiss trainmaker at around $3.8 billion and made more than a billion Swiss francs for Chairman Peter Spuhler.

Engineers develop cheap, simple tests for car emissions

15 Mar 2019

DUEBENDORF, Switzerland Engineers working to tackle carcinogenic pollution from cars have developed cheap and simple devices to test the effectiveness of particle filters, which could help take toxic vehicles off roads without resorting to blanket bans.

UPDATE 2-GAM expects another challenging year, sacks suspended director

21 Feb 2019

* Shares fall more than 8 pct before paring losses (Adds comments from call, market reaction)

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