Swiss reject ban on animal testing in referendum

Pharmaceutical industry opposed testing ban Tobacco advertising more restricted to protect youngsters Proposals on equity tax and media funding rejected ZURICH, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Swiss voters rejected a proposal by animal rights activists to make Switzerland the first country to ban medical and scientific experiments on animals, but approved tougher restrictions on cigarette advertising … Read more

Column: Rio’s dreadful workplace report may boost cost of energy transition: Russell

A sign adorns the building where mining company Rio Tinto has their office in Perth, Western Australia, November 19, 2015. REUTERS / David Gray Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LAUNCESTON, Australia, Feb 7 (Reuters) – Rio Tinto’s decision to go public with a self-damning report into its workplace culture should be … Read more

Credit Suisse faces money laundering charges in Bulgarian cocaine traffickers trial

ZURICH, Feb 7 (Reuters) – Credit Suisse faced charges in a Swiss court on Monday of allowing an alleged Bulgarian cocaine trafficking gang to launder millions of euros, some of it stuffed into suitcases. In the first criminal trial of a major bank in Switzerland, Swiss prosecutors are seeking around 42.4 million Swiss francs ($ … Read more