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  • ZURICH, Oct 17- Activist investor RBR Capital Advisors sought on Tuesday to rally support for a campaign to break up Credit Suisse, hoping to capitalise on unrest after Switzerland's second-biggest bank lost about a quarter of its value since 2015.. "This is like an ant trying to tackle an elephant," said Marc Halperin, fund manager at Federated Investors, a top-25...

  • Norwegian fans celebrate

    Students in America face the highest tuition and don't earn as much money as those in Denmark, Switzerland and Norway.

  • ZURICH, Oct 17- Activist investor RBR Capital Advisors has launched a campaign to break up Credit Suisse, hoping to capitalise on investor unrest after Switzerland's second-biggest bank lost about a quarter of its value since 2015.. RBR, which has been in contact with Credit Suisse's management, wants to divide the company into an investment bank, an asset...

  • ZURICH, Oct 17- Activist investor RBR Capital Advisors has launched a campaign to break up Credit Suisse after building up a small stake in Switzerland's second biggest lender. RBR, which is led by Rudolf Bohli, wants to divide Credit Suisse into an investment bank, an asset management group and a wealth manager accommodating the Zurich- based bank's retail and...

  • **LONDON Bank of England Deputy Governor David Ramsden and Monetary Policy Committee member Silvana Tenreyro participates in Treasury Select Committee appointment hearings followed by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. STOCKHOLM- Riksbank executive board meeting 1100 GMT. FRANKFURT- Opening speech by the ECB President Mario Draghi at the ECB...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 16- Gold turned lower on Monday, pressured by profit-taking after extending gains above the $1,300 mark to a three-week high amid ongoing tensions over Iran and North Korea as well as recent weak U.S. economic data. Spot gold has been rebounding since touching a two-month low of $1,260.16 on Oct. 6, lifted by worries about North Korea and a weak...

  • LONDON, Oct 16- Gold held above the psychological $1,300 mark on Monday, supported by ongoing tensions over Iran and North Korea and recent weak U.S. economic data. Palladium made another break above $1,000 an ounce to the highest levels since 2001 on the back of strong Chinese auto sales. Spot gold has been rebounding since touching a two-month low of $1,260.16 on...

  • *Spot gold may break resistance at $1,305/ oz- technicals. LONDON, Oct 16- A slightly firmer dollar weighed on gold on Monday, while ongoing tensions over Iran and North Korea and recent weak U.S. economic data lifted bullion above the psychological $1,300 level. "Last Friday we had rather disappointing CPI number, which further enforced the view that there's no need...

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.- Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves, Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley and Deputy Governor Per Jansson will attend the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. WASHINGTON- ECB President Mario Draghi hold a news conference in Washington 1700 GMT. WASHINGTON- Participation by ECB board member Sabine Lautenschlager...

  • "No deal is coming here," one of the central bankers said on the sidelines of International Monetary Fund meetings in Washington. Basel's oversight body, headed by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, could endorse the compromise with majority backing if its members wanted to, officials familiar with the discussions said. William Coen, secretary...

  • "No deal is coming here," one of the central bankers said on the sidelines of International Monetary Fund meetings in Washington. France is refusing to back a compromise on the new rules unless other conditions are met, the central bankers said. Basel's oversight body, headed by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, could endorse the compromise with...

  • "No deal is coming here," one of the central bankers said on the sidelines of International Monetary Fund meetings in Washington. France is refusing to back a compromise on the new rules unless other conditions are met, the central bankers said. A French official familiar with the talks told Reuters that France was not the only "hold-out" and that agreement was also...

  • One business wants to harness the abundance of Swiss hydropower to produce hydrogen.

  • **WASHINGTON, D.C.- Participation by ECB Board Member Sabine Lautenschlager in panel "The Future of the European Financial Sector" at Institute of International Finance's Annual Membership Meeting 2010 GMT. WASHINGTON, D.C.- Bank of England Executive Director Victoria Saporta is part of the 2017 Institute of International Finance Annual Membership Meeting...

  • **WASHINGTON, D.C.- Participation by ECB Board Member Sabine Lautenschlager in panel "The Future of the European Financial Sector" at Institute of International Finance's Annual Membership Meeting 2010 GMT. WASHINGTON, D.C.- Bank of England Executive Director Victoria Saporta is part of the 2017 Institute of International Finance Annual Membership Meeting...

  • ZURICH, Oct 12- Landmark Roche patents that helped launch the modern biotechnology era end next year, extinguishing a source of billions of dollars in income for the Swiss drugmaker and piling pressure on its new medicines to succeed. In 2018 alone, experts estimate the patents will reap $1 billion for Roche and California's City of Hope medical centre, where the...

  • ZURICH, Oct 12- While London's sewers can get clogged with fatbergs made up of grease and diapers, it seems Switzerland's waste system is flecked with silver and gold. Researchers last year detected 3 tonnes of silver and 43 kg of gold in effluent and sludge from waste water treatment plants- amounting to around 3 million Swiss francs. "You hear stories about an...

  • A hydrogen generation plant that turns water into car fuel

    This business is looking to harness the abundance of Swiss hydropower to help produce hydrogen.

  • LONDON, Oct 12- The World Economic Forum is bringing insurers, tech firms and governments together to find ways to tackle risks from new technology such as drones and driverless cars, it said on Thursday. Northeast electrical grid, for example, could cause economic losses as high as $222 billion, according to research carried out for the specialist Lloyd's of...

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.- Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane is part of a panel at the Rethinking Macro Policy Conference- 1945 GMT. WASHINGTON, D.C.- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney participates in IMF meetings. WASHINGTON, D.C.- Riksbank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley is participating in a discussion about the cashless society at IIF's Annual Meeting...