DR CONGO

Nestle to close its DR Congo factory

Swiss food giant Nestle announced Sunday that it would close its factory in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo...

4 Dec 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

SWITZERLAND

EU challenges Russia at WTO over duties on vans

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: The European Union said that it had launched a fresh challenge to Russia at the World Trade Organisation, seeking to strike down Moscow's import duties on vans from Germany and Italy.

22 May 2014

SWITZERLAND

Holcim confirms merger talks with Lafarge

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Switzerland's Holcim confirmed that it is in merger talks with its French rival Lafarge in a deal that would create the world's largest cement company.

7 Apr 2014

SWITZERLAND

Luxury carmakers looking at SUVs

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Large or small, affordable or off-the scale pricey: urban sports utility vehicles abound at the Geneva Motor Show, with luxury manufacturers are moving into this lucrative market.

6 Mar 2014

SWITZERLAND

Smaller cars may boost European recovery

GENEVA , SWITZERLAND: Car manufacturers launched a range of smaller, nimbler cars to tempt cash-strapped consumers in a recovering European market, with compact vehicles taking centre stage at the Geneva Motor Show.

5 Mar 2014

SWITZERLAND

Nespresso drops coffee capsule lawsuit

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Swiss food company Nestle's coffee capsule arm Nespresso said on Tuesday (7 January) it had dropped a lawsuit in Germany over alleged patent violations by generic manufacturer, the Ethical Coffee Company.

8 Jan 2014

SWITZERLAND

Glencore Xstrata axes Bond

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - The chairman of newborn mining and commodities giant Glencore Xstrata, John Bond, was on Thursday (16 May) axed by its annual general meeting, just weeks after the Swiss-based group was created via a merger of two major mining companies.

17 May 2013

SWITZERLAND

Manufacturing revolution with 3D printers

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Three-dimensional printing could herald a new industrial revolution as potentially important as the invention of the steam engine or telegraph experts claim.

29 Apr 2013

SWITZERLAND

World car sales likely to grow by 3%

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Global sales of cars, buses, utility vehicles and trucks are expected to grow by 3% this year, down from 5% in 2012, according to a forecast published on Wednesday (6 March).

8 Mar 2013

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