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United Kingdom

Rupert Pretterklieber

Holes in Swiss property market ring mortgage alarm bells

13 Sep 2018

ZURICH Nearly four years after a 1930s telephone switchboard centre was transformed into 18 industrial-style loft apartments in Zurich's Wiedikon neighbourhood it is still not fully occupied.

Pulverfass Schweizer Immobilienmarkt - Kommt die Explosion?

11 Sep 2018

- von Rupert Pretterklieber und Angelika Gruber und Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi und Paul Arnold

UBS, Credit Suisse stop trading Sulzer shares amid U.S. sanctions

11 Apr 2018

ZURICH Big banks UBS and Credit Suisse halted trading shares in Swiss pumpmaker Sulzer, traders in Zurich said on Wednesday, amid uncertainty over U.S. sanctions on its largest shareholder, Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg.

Swiss to vote on law to help renewables, ban new nuclear power plants

17 May 2017

ZURICH Swiss voters will on Sunday determine the fate of a law proposing billions of dollars in subsidies for renewable energy, a ban on new nuclear plants and a partial utilities bailout.

Swiss to vote on law to help renewables, ban new nuclear power plants

17 May 2017

ZURICH Swiss voters will on Sunday determine the fate of a law proposing billions of dollars in subsidies for renewable energy, a ban on new nuclear plants and a partial utilities bailout.

Johnson & Johnson target Actelion could exit Swiss benchmark SMI index this month

20 Apr 2017

ZURICH The composition of the top Swiss stock index is due to change as early as this month, with Actelion poised to fall out of the Swiss Market Index (SMI) ahead of the completion of the biotechnology company's takeover by Johnson & Johnson .

Actelion, Syngenta takeovers set to shake up Swiss SMI index

31 Jan 2017

ZURICH The looming foreign takeovers of biotech group Actelion and agrichemicals firm Syngenta look set to trigger the biggest shake-up in the Swiss blue-chip SMI index in years just as passive investing makes membership increasingly important.

Staffing group Adecco says no Brexit impact so far, sees modest growth

10 Aug 2016

ZURICH Adecco has not been hit so far by Britons' vote in June to leave the European Union, Chief Executive Alain Dehaze said on Wednesday, forecasting modest growth ahead for the world's biggest staffing group.

Adecco quarter two raises concerns about margin target

11 Aug 2015

ZURICH Adecco , the world's biggest staffing group, said it was relying on a pick up in revenue growth in the second half of the year to hit its 2015 margin target, sparking concern among some investors who sent its shares down more than 3 percent.

Adecco second-quarter raises concerns about margin target

11 Aug 2015

ZURICH Adecco , the world's biggest staffing group, said it was relying on a pick up in revenue growth in the second half of the year to hit its 2015 margin target, sparking concern among some investors who sent its shares down more than 3 percent.

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