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  1. News - World - ETHICS

    Switzerland sees ‘suicide tourism’ numbers double over four years

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Zurich Swiss 'suicide tourism' cases double The number of foreigners travelling to Switzerland for assisted suicides doubled over four years, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics. In 2012, 172 foreigners took their lives in Switzerland, which has liberal euthanasia rules, up from 86 in 2009, with citizens from Germany and Britain ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    China's currency swap deal with Switzerland is just plain dumb

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp China's currency swap deal with Swiss is just plain dumb Switzerland stepped closer to becoming an offshore yuan hub yesterday after it signed a bilateral currency swap agreement with the People's Bank of China... The SNB [Swiss National Bank] also obtained a yuan investment quota, with which it could invest part of its foreign exchange reserves ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Deals put Switzerland on path to becoming a yuan hub

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:29am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Deals put Swiss on path to yuan hub Switzerland stepped closer to becoming an offshore yuan hub yesterday after it signed a bilateral currency swap agreement ... prerequisite for the development of a [yuan] market in Switzerland". The PBOC described the swap as a tool to "provide liquidity support for bilateral economic and trade exchanges and help ...

  4. News - World - SWITZERLAND

    Swiss balk at deal to catch US tax evaders

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in the wealthy Alpine nation. Swiss Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf announced a deal last month that she said would put an end to the row that has been poisoning relations between Switzerland ... but to bow to the US demands. US tax authorities now have access to some 30,000 new declarations from US citizens on their holdings in Switzerland, and he warned some might be tempted to push ...

  5. News - China - ART

    Family fight for control of Chinese abstract artist Zao Wou-ki’s work

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:05pm

    ... that Zao, who is 91 and has suffered from Alzheimer’s disease since at least 2005, was moved to Switzerland last year against his will. The Beijing-born artist left China for Paris before ... she would have done had they stayed in France. She asserts that Switzerland offers the best environment for his health and for preserving his assets, both financial and artistic. She has ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Argentina were lucky to get past Switzerland, admits Lionel Messi

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 05:03am

    ... Agence France-Presse Now we need to take advantage of the reprieve, says Barca star Lionel Messi said he was as nervous as anyone during Argentina’s “lucky” World Cup last 16 win over Switzerland Tuesday but urged his team to make the most of their reprieve. The captain and talisman finally prised open the Swiss defence deep into extra-time in Sao Paulo, two minutes from penalties, ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - GOLF

    Hong Kong golfing golden girl Tiffany Chan wins World University Championship in Switzerland

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Alex Jenkins

    ... Alex Jenkins Golfer Tiffany Chan takes world title Tiffany Chan Tsz-ching pulled off one of the greatest results in the history of Hong Kong golf by winning the 15th edition of the World University Championship in Switzerland. The 20-year-old from Tuen Mun, Hong Kong's outstanding female player over the past five years, staged a remarkable comeback to defeat Spain's Marta ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - SWITZERLAND V HONDURAS

    Switzerland hope to avoid repeat heartbreak at hands of Honduras

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:23pm by AFP

    ... another Swiss miss Switzerland have a chance to put right their dramatic failure of 2010 when they again face bogey team Honduras for a place in the World Cup knockouts. The situation is eerily ... Midfielder Blerim Dzemaili said Switzerland would be taking nothing for granted when they face Honduras in the steamy outpost of Manaus. "Everyone can nurture big dreams, but first we have to do ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Portuguese Rui Costa wins third consecutive Tour of Switzerland

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 12:27am

    ... Associated Press Tour de France hopeful finishes with stage win Rui Costa of Portugal won the ninth and final stage of the 78th Tour de Suisse on Sunday for his third consecutive victory. Costa made the decisive break with 2.4km of the 156-km mountainous stage to go and finished 13 seconds ahead of Dutch cyclist Bauke Mollema and 24 seconds in front of Switzerland’s Mathias ...

  10. News - World - SWITZERLAND

    Switzerland's 'boring' Ermatingen seeks Scots' help with stone skimming

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:24am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Vienna Stone-skim contest to end Swiss boredom A village described as "the most boring resort in Switzerland" is calling on Scottish stone-skimming experts to help set up a competition to liven things up. Hotelier Andy Hostettler came up with the idea of hosting a stone-skimming contest after residents in Ermatingen in northern Switzerland took ...




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