Switzerland

Activist investor RBR launching campaign to break up Credit Suisse: FT

Activist investor RBR launching campaign to break up Credit Suisse: FT

Published 16/10/2017

Activist investor RBR Capital Advisors is launching a campaign for breaking up Swiss bank Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN.S) into three parts, the Financial Times reported on Monday. [more…]

Adobe warns that hackers are exploiting its Flash software

Adobe warns that hackers are exploiting its Flash software

Published 16/10/2017

Adobe Systems Inc (ADBE.O) warned on Monday that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in its Flash multimedia software platform in web browsers, and the company urged users to quickly patch their systems to prevent such attacks. [more…]

World`s largest pink diamond expected to fetch up to $30 million at auction

World`s largest pink diamond expected to fetch up to $30 million at auction

Published 13/10/2017

The Pink Raj, an intense pink diamond described by experts as the world's largest, is expected to fetch up to $30 million when it is auctioned in Geneva next month. [more…]

BASF to harvest seeds, herbicide businesses from Bayer for $7 billion

BASF to harvest seeds, herbicide businesses from Bayer for $7 billion

Published 13/10/2017

BASF has agreed to buy seed and herbicide businesses from Bayer for 5.9 billion euros ($7 billion) in cash, as Bayer tries to convince competition authorities to approve its planned acquisition of Monsanto. [more…]

Bayer`s gains help European shares hit four-month high

Bayer`s gains help European shares hit four-month high

Published 13/10/2017

European shares hit their highest in nearly four months on Friday, helped by gains in Bayer after an asset sale deal paving the way for the German drugmaker's $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto. [more…]

Sharapova trounces Swiss qualifier to reach Tianjin semis

Sharapova trounces Swiss qualifier to reach Tianjin semis

Published 13/10/2017

Maria Sharapova swatted aside Swiss qualifier Stefanie Voegele 6-3 6-1 in just over an hour at the Tianjin Open on Friday to reach her second semi-final since returning from a 15-month doping ban. [more…]

Toro Rosso keep F1 guessing ahead of U.S. Grand Prix

Toro Rosso keep F1 guessing ahead of U.S. Grand Prix

Published 12/10/2017

The Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso Formula One team could be facing yet another driver change amid uncertainty about Pierre Gasly's availability for next week's U.S. Grand Prix. [more…]

U.S. NIH, 11 drugmakers partner to accelerate cancer therapy research

U.S. NIH, 11 drugmakers partner to accelerate cancer therapy research

Published 12/10/2017

The Trump Administration threw its support behind a public-private partnership with 11 drug companies to advance a new class of drugs that uses the body's immune system to fight cancer. [more…]

Swiss flushing away millions in gold and silver every year

Swiss flushing away millions in gold and silver every year

Published 12/10/2017

While London's sewers can get clogged with fatbergs made up of grease and diapers, it seems Switzerland's waste system is flecked with silver and gold. [more…]

North Korea`s `princess` now one of the secretive state`s top policy makers

North Korea`s `princess` now one of the secretive state`s top policy makers

Published 09/10/2017

The promotion of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's 28-year-old sister to the country's top decision-making body is a sign he is strengthening his position by drawing his most important people closer to the center of power, experts and officials say. [more…]