Roche shares fall as much as 4.1 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

Roche Holding AG, the world’s largest seller of cancer drugs, said the Swiss franc’s surge may strip 9 percentage points from growth in operating prof(...)

 Christoph Franz (left), designated chairman of the board, speaks to Franz B Humer, outgoing chairman of the board of Roche, during the general assembly of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche Holding AG in Basel, Switzerland, yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Patrick Straub

Roche’s new chairman has signalled his intention to follow his predecessor’s tight-fisted approach toward acquisitions even now that the drugma(...)

Lufthansa is battling competition from budget carriers Ryanair and EasyJet as well as Gulf airlines like Emirates, which are expanding rapidly in the market for lucrative long-haul customers. Photograph: Federico Gambarini/EPA

German airline Lufthansa has picked Carsten Spohr to succeed Chief Executive Christoph Franz, naming a company veteran to lead the battle against low-(...)

A Lufthansa Airbus 380 approaching Frankfurt airport.  Lufthansa has announced its largest ever order for 59 Airbus and Boeing wide-body jets in a deal worth €14 billion

Lufthansa unveiled a $19 billion order for 59 wide-body jets yesterday, split between Airbus and Boeing, to replace its ageing fleet as it fights to (...)

German airline Lufthansa is looking for a new chief executive following the departure of Christoph Franz. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/REUTERS

Deutsche Lufthansa has announced the surprise departure of chief executive officer Christoph Franz, who will become chairman at Swiss drugmaker Roche(...)

German airline Lufthansa is planning to buy 102 new aircraft from European plane-maker Airbus to improve fuel efficiency and meet future deman(...)