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Ebola vaccine shows 'promising' results: WHO

Ebola vaccine shows 'promising' results: WHO

31 July 2015 | 0 comments

Preliminary results of tests on an Ebola vaccine to be published in British science magazine The Lancet later Friday have shown "promising" results, World Health Organization Director-General Margaret...

Swissport airport services sold to China's HNA for $2.8bn

Swissport airport services sold to China's HNA for $2.8bn

30 July 2015 | 0 comments

Private equity company PAI Partners announced Thursday it is selling airport ground handling and cargo company Swissport International to China's HNA Group for 2.7 billion Swiss francs ($2.8 billion,...

Researchers at Swiss school make high-end fabrics from animal waste

Researchers at Swiss school make high-end fabrics from animal waste

30 July 2015 | 0 comments

A leading Swiss science institute said Thursday that its researchers had developed a way to make high quality textile fibres from animal waste, a breakthrough that aims to reduce reliance on synthetic...

Swissport airport services sold to China's HNA for $2.8bn

Swissport airport services sold to China's HNA for $2.8bn

30 July 2015 | 0 comments

Private equity company PAI Partners announced Thursday it is selling airport ground handling and cargo company Swissport International to China's HNA Group for 2.7 billion Swiss francs ($2.8 billion,...

Ebola cases fall to year low but WHO warns of trouble ahead

Ebola cases fall to year low but WHO warns of trouble ahead

29 July 2015 | 0 comments

The World Health Organization on Wednesday hailed the fewest weekly infections for over a year in the west African Ebola epidemic, but warned they were braced for a significant new outbreak in Sierra...

UN says Pakistan must stop executions

29 July 2015 | 0 comments

The United Nations on Wednesday urged Pakistan to reinstate its moratorium on the death penalty, condemning a recent surge in executions.The plea came as the number of people executed in Pakistan rose...

Solar Impulse 2 needs 20mn euros to complete flight

28 July 2015 | 0 comments

The team behind the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 plane on Tuesday said it needed an additional 20 million euros ($22 million) to complete a historic round-the-world flight, after battery damage grounded...

Progress needed on Doha to avoid 'dangerous situation': WTO

Progress needed on Doha to avoid 'dangerous situation': WTO

28 July 2015 | 0 comments

The World Trade Organization said Tuesday that huge gaps remained among members trying to negotiate a global trade deal, warning that failure to make progress by year's end could spark a "dangerous situation".The...

Zurich Insurance considers buying British rival RSA

Zurich Insurance considers buying British rival RSA

28 July 2015 | 0 comments

Zurich Insurance is interested in buying British rival Royal & Sun Alliance, the pair revealed on Tuesday, causing RSA shares to surge.The Swiss insurance giant said it "confirms that the company is evaluating...

UN 'disturbed' by Libya death sentences for Kadhafi loyalists

UN 'disturbed' by Libya death sentences for Kadhafi loyalists

28 July 2015 | 0 comments

The United Nations said it was "deeply disturbed" by the death sentences handed down in Libya on Wednesday against a son and eight aides of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi."We had closely monitored the...

Zurich Insurance confirms eyeing British rival RSA

Zurich Insurance confirms eyeing British rival RSA

28 July 2015 | 0 comments

Zurich Insurance confirmed Tuesday that it is interested in acquiring its British rival Royal & Sun Alliance, prompting a surge in RSA's share price.The Swiss insurance giant said it "confirms that the...

UBS profits jump 53% despite Libor guilty plea

UBS profits jump 53% despite Libor guilty plea

27 July 2015 | 0 comments

Switzerland's largest bank UBS on Monday posted a 53 percent rise in second quarter profits, in its first results since agreeing to plead guilty to fraud as part of the Libor manipulation case. The bank...

WTO formally accepts Kazakhstan as new member

WTO formally accepts Kazakhstan as new member

27 July 2015 | 0 comments

The World Trade Organization on Monday formally accepted Kazakhstan's bid to join the body, ending nearly two decades of negotiations that the WTO has called among the most difficult in its history. Meeting...

WTO formally accepts Kazakhstan as new member

WTO formally accepts Kazakhstan as new member

27 July 2015 | 0 comments

The World Trade Organization on Monday formally accepted Kazakhstan's bid to join the body, ending nearly two decades of negotiations that the WTO has called among the most challenging in its history....

Indian gold maker buys Swiss refiner Valcambi

Indian gold maker buys Swiss refiner Valcambi

27 July 2015 | 0 comments

India's largest maker and exporter of gold, Rajesh Exports, announced on Monday it had bought Swiss metal refining giant Valcambi for $400 million in cash.The Indian firm said it had been undeterred by...

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