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Meet the new Mr. Swiss franc: Fritz Zurbruegg
ZURICH (Reuters) - New to the grey-suited world of central banking, Fritz Zurbruegg is taking over arguably the most important job at the Swiss National Bank: keeping a 24-hour watch on markets to defend its cap on the safe-haven franc. Zurbruegg, 52 ...
Asian visitors give Swiss tourism a silver lining
Attracted by the fresh air, snowcapped mountains and cleanliness, Asian and Middle Eastern visitors are flocking to Switzerland, helping to counter the impact of Europeans kept away by the strength of the Swiss franc and widespread belt-tightening.
The Dark Side of Anti-"Swiss Bank Account" Politics
"You either get a Swiss bank account to conceal what you're doing, or you believe the Swiss franc is stronger than the American dollar," Durbin put forth on Face the Nation this weekend, in part of a coordinated Democratic attack on Mitt Romney's ...
Should You Care About Mitt Romney's Swiss Bank Account?
They can thank the Swiss franc for that. It's a safe-haven currency -- and that makes their banks safe havens too. The Swiss are famous for their fiscal prudence and low inflation, which makes their currency particularly strong.
Swiss Freeports Are Home for a Growing Treasury of Art
A quarter of a mile away, you can see the name of the place, Ports Francs - which is French for free port - in red letters on the outside of a windowless white building facing a commuter thruway.
Credit Suisse counters critics with $15.6 billion capital plan
ZURICH Credit Suisse unveiled measures to boost its capital base by 15.3 billion Swiss francs ($15.6 billion), a move that was welcomed by a previously critical central bank and left some investors skeptical.
Analysis: After Roche merger, biotech tail wags big pharma dog
Schwan has said Roche is committed to Switzerland despite the impact of the strong safe-haven Swiss franc on costs in recent years, but the additional axe-wielding at Nutley raises questions as to whether more cutbacks are on the horizon.
The PM is wrong to sneer at Switzerland - it's the sort of country Britain ...
One of the most famous quotes in cinema history was spoken by Orson Welles as the character Harry Lime in the film 'The Third Man'.
The Overlooked Fractional Gold Option
The French Angel and rooster along with the Swiss 20 francs of the 1900s (a different design was struck from 1883 to 1896) are by far the most common designs.
Credit Suisse chair says board backs Dougan: report
ZURICH (Reuters) - The board of Credit Suisse CSGN.VX is standing behind Chief Executive Brady Dougan, its chairman said, applauding him for a 15.3 billion Swiss franc (9.9 billion pounds) capital-raising which some analysts have said dented the CEO's ...