Switzerland: Swiss prosecutor opens Holcim insider trading probe

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Updated Tue, 03 Feb 2015 14:47:29 GMT


The investigation was first reported by the NZZ am Sonntag newspaper, which said that suspected insider trading took place just before Holcim's announcement in April 2014 of a plan to merge with France's Lafarge. The investigation is probing a possible offence by a 'secondary insider,' not someone with authorised access to insider information, but who obtained such information in an unauthorised way, the Attorney General's office said. The statement gave no further details.