People walk under Christmas lights during a snowfall on the Paradeplatz square in Zurich. An office building of Swiss bank UBS (left) and the headquarters of Swiss bank Credit Suisse (right) are seen in the background. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Switzerland’s private banks have until Monday to decide whether to bow to US pressure and ditch the centuries-old culture of secrecy that has made the(...)

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The headquarters of Roche Holding  in Basel, Switzerland. Photographer: Peter Frommenwiler/Bloomberg

Roche will halt development of a diabetes drug partly because of its undesired side-effects, marking another high-profile setback for the Swiss compa(...)