BERNE — Switzerland will hold a vote on whether to introduce a basic income for all adults, in a further sign of growing public activism over pay inequality since the financial crisis. A grassroots committee is calling for all adults in Switzerland to receive an unconditional income of 2,500 Swiss […]Read more ›
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GENEVA — Newly-merged commodities and mining group Glencore Xstrata Plc reported a near $9 billion first-half loss as it wrote down the value of its mining assets by a hefty $7.66 billion. The write-down, the Swiss-based company said Tuesday alongside half-year results, reflected “the broader negative mining industry environment” and […]Read more ›
GENEVA — Switzerland is a glamorous playground of the rich and famous, filled with glitterati from princes to movie stars. It’s also a land with a sometimes uneasy relationship with foreigners — especially when they aren’t white. Billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey says she ran into Swiss racism when a […]Read more ›
GENEVA — Swiss food and drinks giant Nestle SA posted a 3.7 percent rise in first-half profits Thursday, but warned it would not be easy sticking to its sales targets as it tackles slowing markets around the world and “value-conscious” consumers. Investors sent shares down 2.4 percent to 63.15 Swiss […]Read more ›