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  • Swiss begin bankruptcy proceedings against Espirito Santo private bank

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's financial regulator, FINMA, said on Friday it had initiated bankruptcy proceedings against Banque Privee Espirito Santo SA (BPES), part of the Portuguese Espirito Santo family's troubled business empire.
  • Swiss central bank ready to act 'immediately' as deflation risks resurface

    By Alice Baghdjian ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's central bank vowed to vigorously defend a three-year-old cap on the Swiss franc which has come under pressure from a recent appreciation of the currency, but it stopped short of announcing concrete new...

    Swiss say would shield Snowden from 'political' extradition to U.S.

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden could be granted safe passage in Switzerland if he helped a potential criminal inquiry into U.S. spying there, the Swiss public prosecutor's office said on Monday. He would probably not...

    SNB to keep 1.20 franc cap for at least six months: Reuters poll

    ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss National Bank will keep the 1.20 cap on the franc for at least six months, intervening in foreign exchange markets again or even effectively charging for franc deposits if needed, a Reuters poll found on Tuesday. An...

    Swiss keeper shocked after fans urinate in his water bottle

    (Reuters) - A Swiss goalkeeper has threatened legal action after fans of a rival lower league team urinated in his water bottle and then taunted him when, unawares, he took a sip during a match at the weekend. FC Muri goalkeeper Reto Felder said he had...