AMSTERDAM/ZURICH Ralph Hamers made his mark as a tech-savvy chief executive who led Dutch bank ING back to profitability after cementing its position as a no-frills lender in Germany and simplifying its product portfolio.
ZURICH/AMSTERDAM UBS , the world's largest bank to the rich, named the head of ING as chief executive on Thursday, seeking to tap his tech knowledge after he transformed the Dutch lender into one of Europe's most successful online banks. | Video
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ZURICH/LONDON Rising insurance premiums, strong investment income and cost savings helped Zurich Insurance lift operating profit by 16% last year as Europe's fifth-largest insurer exceeded its 2017-19 targets.
ZURICH The Swiss government on Tuesday urged voters to reject a referendum brought by the right-wing Swiss People's Party to end an accord with the European Union on the free movement of citizens.
ZURICH Swiss engineering company ABB is going to take a hit from the coronavirus outbreak in China, where it generated around 15% of its sales last year, Chief Executive Peter Voser said on Wednesday.
ZURICH/WASHINGTON A humanitarian channel to bring food and medicine to Iran has started trial operations, the Swiss and U.S. governments said on Thursday, helping supply Swiss goods to the struggling population without tripping over U.S. sanctions.
ZURICH Richemont , the world's second-biggest luxury goods group, reported on Friday a 4% rise in third quarter sales, helped by double-digit growth in China and South Korea, which offset tumbling sales in Hong Kong and Japan.
ZURICH Credit Suisse is looking into a report by a Swiss newspaper that its then-human resources boss was followed by private detectives in February, reviving concerns about its practices after a similar surveillance operation was uncovered in September.