The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for over a decade now...
Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019
ZURICH, Switzerland - Switzerland has become a global hub for cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology they are built on, with investors flocking to the wealthy Alpine nation to get in on the virtual action...
3 Apr 2018
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5 Mar 2015
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: A former Swiss banker fainted on Wednesday at the opening of his trial for breaking Swiss bank secrecy laws for allegedly giving confidential data to WikiLeaks...
11 Dec 2014
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: The European Union said that it had launched a fresh challenge to Russia at the World Trade Organisation, seeking to strike down Moscow's import duties on vans from Germany and Italy.
22 May 2014
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Switzerland's Holcim confirmed that it is in merger talks with its French rival Lafarge in a deal that would create the world's largest cement company.
7 Apr 2014
ZURICH SWITZERLAND: Swiss insurer Zurich Insurance on Thursday (15 August) said net profits fell by 17% to US$1.85bn in the first half of the year on the back of weather-related disasters.
15 Aug 2013
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND: Insurance company Swiss Life on Wednesday (14 August) posted a near 30% rise in first-half net profits, attributing the boost to a solid performance in all areas and to strict management of margins.
15 Aug 2013
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND: Switzerland-based reinsurance giant Swiss Re reported a more than nine-fold leap in second-quarter profits on Thursday thanks to a jump in premiums and with exceptional costs weighing down on last year's result.
12 Aug 2013
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - The chairman of newborn mining and commodities giant Glencore Xstrata, John Bond, was on Thursday (16 May) axed by its annual general meeting, just weeks after the Swiss-based group was created via a merger of two major mining companies.
17 May 2013