Category Archives: Switzerland

Press Releases & News from Switzerland distributed via EuropaWire

Alprockz Announced a Presale Round to Create a Stable Cryptocurrency Backed by the Swiss Franc

ZUG, Switzerland, 18-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Swiss company Alprockz AG announced the start of a round to raise funds for building a financial platform which is orchestrated towards the issuance of its own stable cryptocurrency, ROCKZ (RKZ). The platform will be … Read the full press release

Glencore: Glencore-QIA Consortium’s 14.16% stake in Rosneft sold to QIA; Consortium arrangements terminated

BASEL, 12-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Glencore refers to the announcement on 4 May 2018 concerning the Consortium’s agreement to sell a 14.16% stake in Rosneft to a wholly owned subsidiary of QIA. This transaction has now completed. As a result of … Read the full press release

DHL to develop its own parcel network in Switzerland

DHL is in the process of developing its own parcel network in Switzerland.  PRATTELN/BONN, 10-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — DHL is in the process of developing its own parcel network in Switzerland. The newly formed company DHL Parcel (Switzerland) AG is focusing … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel deploys 35 new pharma trailers to strengthen its temperature-controlled overland services in Europe

Ensuring capacity for temperature-controlled overland services 35 new trailers facilitating intermodal KN PharmaChain connection SCHINDELLEGI, Switzerland, 05-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With the ongoing market growth for temperature-controlled shipments, Kuehne + Nagel is investing in its European Pharma fleet to strengthen the … Read the full press release

Silvana Tenreyro named winner of Carl Menger Award 2018

ZURICH, 05-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Every two years, the Verein für Socialpolitik confers the Carl Menger Award for innovative international research in the areas of monetary macroeconomics and monetary policy. The award, named after the Austrian economist and co-founder of the … Read the full press release

SGS to expand its biopharmaceutical testing capabilities in Geneva with a new 200m2 laboratory

GENEVA, 04-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS, a leading bio/pharmaceutical analytical and bioanalytical contract solutions provider, today announced it is expanding its biopharmaceutical testing capabilities in Geneva, Switzerland with a new 200m2 laboratory. The laboratory will be equipped with a number of … Read the full press release

SGS: Australia warns carers not to use convertible tricycles to transport children

The Australian ACCC has conducted a review of convertible tricycles. As a result, they warn carers not to use convertible tricycles to transport children, as they do not include important safety features required for the transportation of infants. GENEVA, 04-Sep-2018 … Read the full press release

AWAKE collaboration at CERN reports the first ever successful acceleration of electrons using a wave generated by protons zipping through a plasma

GENEVA, 03-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In a paper published today in the journal Nature, the AWAKE collaboration at CERN reports the first ever successful acceleration of electrons using a wave generated by protons zipping through a plasma. The acceleration obtained over a given … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel will establish an integrated region Europe with its head office in Hamburg as of January 1, 2019

In order to further increase the growth momentum, Kuehne + Nagel will establish an integrated region Europe as of January 1, 2019. Schindellegi, Switzerland, 31-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Under the roof of the region Europe with its head office in … Read the full press release

Novartis announces EC approval for Tafinlar® (dabrafenib) in combination with Mekinist® (trametinib) for adjuvant treatment of BRAF V600 mutation-positive melanoma

Approval based on COMBI-AD study demonstrating greater than 50% reduction in risk of disease recurrence or death in stage III melanoma patients   More than 50% of stage III melanoma patients are likely to recur to stage IV during their lifetime … Read the full press release

Alcon announces an immediate, voluntary market withdrawal of the CyPass Micro-Stent from the global market

Decision based on five-year data from COMPASS-XT long-term safety study Alcon advises ophthalmic surgeons to cease further implantation BASEL, 31-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Reflecting its uncompromising commitment to patient safety, Alcon today announced an immediate, voluntary market withdrawal of the CyPass Micro-Stent from … Read the full press release

Novartis: European Commission approval for Kymriah

The EC approval is based on the first global CAR-T registration trials, which included patients from eight European countries and demonstrated durable responses and a consistent safety profile in r/r pediatric B-cell ALL and r/rDLBCL Novartis is the only company with an approved … Read the full press release

Credit Suisse Youth Barometer: the effects of digitalization are at the root of uncertainties surrounding people’s working lives

ZURICH, 29-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse publishes its 2018 Youth Barometer — a representative survey in Switzerland, the US, Singapore and Brazil As the latest Credit Suisse Youth Barometer indicates, the effects of digitalization are at the root of … Read the full press release

Credit Suisse Group (Guernsey) II Limited calls its CHF 2.5 billion 9.0%, USD 1.72 billion 9.5% and USD 1.725 billion 9.5% high-trigger tier 1 capital instruments for redemption

ZURICH, 29-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse Group (Guernsey) II Limited has called its CHF 2.5 billion 9.0%, USD 1.72 billion 9.5% and USD 1.725 billion 9.5% high-trigger tier 1 capital instruments for redemption on the first optional redemption date of … Read the full press release

The deal granting Nestlé the perpetual rights to market Starbucks Consumer Packaged Goods and Foodservice products globally closed

Vevey, Switzerland/ Seattle, WA, USA, 28-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé and Starbucks Corporation today announced the closing of the deal granting Nestlé the perpetual rights to market Starbucks Consumer Packaged Goods and Foodservice products globally, outside of the company’s coffee shops. … Read the full press release

Sika opens new factory in Dubai for the production of high-performance concrete admixtures

BAAR, 24-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika is developing its operations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the opening of a new factory in Dubai. An existing production facility for concrete admixtures has been relocated to the new site and expanded. … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel partners with Chinese automotive logistics group Sincero over contract logistics for the automotive sector

Kuehne + Nagel to hold the majority share of the joint venture Enlargement of the contract logistics footprint for the automotive industry in China by almost 70 per cent Important step to further accelerate the growth in China’s automotive logistics … Read the full press release

Novartis: the global Phase III SOLAR-1 trial evaluating the investigational alpha-specific PI3K inhibitor BYL719 has met the primary endpoint

SOLAR-1 evaluated BYL719 plus fulvestrant vs. fulvestrant alone in HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer patients with PIK3CA mutations who progressed on or following treatment with an aromatase inhibitor with or without a CDK4/6 inhibitor[1] Approximately 40% of HR+ advanced breast cancer … Read the full press release

ALPHA experiment: researchers observed the Lyman-alpha electronic transition in the antihydrogen atom, the antimatter counterpart of hydrogen, for the first time

GENEVA, 23-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In a paper published today in the journal Nature, the ALPHA collaboration reports that it has literally taken antimatter to a new level. The researchers have observed the Lyman-alpha electronic transition in the antihydrogen atom, the … Read the full press release

Francois Monnet and Benjamin Cavalli to lead Private Banking Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse today announced the appointments of Francois Monnet and Benjamin Cavalli to lead Private Banking Asia Pacific. Mr. Monnet and Mr. Cavalli will continue to be based in Hong Kong and Singapore respectively, and will report to Helman Sitohang, … Read the full press release

Emmi to increase its stake in Emmi Ambrosi France from 51 % to 85 %

Emmi has held a stake in Emmi Ambrosi France since January 2008. Emmi is now increasing its stake from 51 % to 85 %. LUCERNE, 13-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Emmi Ambrosi France specialises in freshly packaged cheese (frais-emballé). It is also responsible for … Read the full press release

Switzerland and Sri Lanka signed MoU with a view to establishing a migration partnership

BERN, 09-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On 6 August, Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Colombo with Sri Lankan Interior Minister Seneviratne Bandara Nawinne with a view to establishing a migration partnership. By signing this MoU, Switzerland … Read the full press release

JT Group to acquire the tobacco business of the second largest tobacco company in Bangladesh

Company continues to expand its presence in emerging markets TOKYO, Japan, 09-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) (TSE: 2914) announces today that the JT Group has signed an agreement to acquire the tobacco business of Akij Group1 (Akij), the second largest … Read the full press release

JT Group completed the acquisition of the Donskoy Tabak (DT) companies in Russia

TOKYO, Japan, 09-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) (TSE: 2914) announces that the JT Group completed the acquisition of the Donskoy Tabak (DT) companies yesterday Russian local time. The agreement to acquire the companies was announced in a press release1 on … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel successfully completes the acquisition of perishables business of Panatlantic Logistics S.A., Ecuador

Acquisition of the perishables business of Panatlantic Logistics S.A., Ecuador Market leading company specialised in air transport of flowers and fruits Combined volumes account for 32,000 tons per annum out of Ecuador SCHINDELLEGI, Switzerland, 03-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne + … Read the full press release

ETH Zurich Professor Alessio Figalli awarded the Fields Medal for his outstanding contribution to mathematical research

Alessio Figalli, Professor of Mathematics at ETH Zurich, was awarded the Fields Medal today for his outstanding contribution to mathematical research. The medal is to mathematics what the Nobel Prize is to natural sciences. ZURICH, 03-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — This is … Read the full press release

The 24th edition of the Total BWF World Championships 2018 will welcome the top badminton players from around the world

Nanjing, China, 02-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — It is a flagship week in the badminton calendar as the Total BWF World Championships 2018 begin in Nanjing on Monday. The 24th edition of the tournament will welcome the top badminton players from around the world … Read the full press release

Filarmonica della Scala 2018 tour: seven concerts in seven different cities across Slovenia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy

Seven concerts in seven  cities across Slovenia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy Independent orchestra dedicated to symphonic repertoire MILAN, 02-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The last leg of the Filarmonica della Scala international tour in 2018 will start on 30 August … Read the full press release

SGS to provide near real-time geochemical based analysis on drill core through Minalyze AB’s Minalyzer CS scanner

GENEVA, 01-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS announced today that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Minalyze AB to provide near real-time geochemical based analysis on drill core through the Minalyzer CS scanner. The Minalyzer CS scanner generates a variety … Read the full press release

SGS to launch digital platform that enables customers to navigate products regulations of China’s textile and apparel market

GENEVA, 01-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS is pleased to announce the launch of the China Product Standards (GB) Selection Tool – a digital platform that enables customers to navigate products regulations of China’s textile and apparel market. Led by SGS’s Global … Read the full press release