Swiss growth forecasts downgraded

Swiss growth forecasts downgraded

May 22, 2019, 9:29 a.m.
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has revised its growth forecasts for Switzerland downw...
Swiss president heads to DC for first time since 1992

Swiss president heads to DC for first time since 1992

May 16, 2019, 6:45 a.m.
The Swiss president, Ueli Maurer, is travelling to the United States today to meet Donald Trump. One of the main item...
Workers will need to work longer

Workers will need to work longer

May 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Workers will have to wait longer until being able to retire as the state pension system is under severe pressure.
Geneva most expensive city for families

Geneva most expensive city for families

May 10, 2019, 5:59 a.m.
Geneva is the most expensive city for families to live in, according to a new study.
Foreign firms still setting up in Switzerland

Foreign firms still setting up in Switzerland

April 3, 2019, 9:41 a.m.
Switzerland is still proving attractive to foreign firms. Last year 282 companies set up offices in the country, crea...
Half of CEOs in Switzerland pessimistic about world economy

Half of CEOs in Switzerland pessimistic about world economy

Jan. 22, 2019, 9:16 a.m.
As business and political leaders meet in Davos, a survey shows there’s increasing pessimism about the future o...
Hopes for new Swiss/US trade deal after Davos meeting

Hopes for new Swiss/US trade deal after Davos meeting

Jan. 7, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Swiss politicians will use this month’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos to breathe new life into a planne...
Gilets-Jaune protest flops in Bern

Gilets-Jaune protest flops in Bern

Jan. 7, 2019, 9:41 a.m.
A Swiss Gilets-Jaune, or yellow vest, protest failed to get much traction in Bern on Saturday. Only 50 turned up.
Online shopping now more difficult for Swiss customers

Online shopping now more difficult for Swiss customers

Jan. 4, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
New VAT rules brought in this year means buying goods online is now far more complicated – if possible at all.
Swiss economy CHF 1bn stronger than expected

Swiss economy CHF 1bn stronger than expected

Oct. 25, 2018, 9:16 a.m.
Switzerland will be CHF 2.5bn in the black by the end of the year – over a billion francs more than expected.
Food dominates this weekend's votes

Food dominates this weekend's votes

Sept. 21, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Citizens go to the polls this weekend for a series of federal and cantonal votes.
Economic growth revised upwards

Economic growth revised upwards

Sept. 21, 2018, 9:03 a.m.
The government is upping its growth rate for this year. The Swiss Expert Group says GDP growth in 2018 will be 2.9% -...
Unemployed Geneva frontalier workers can now register in the canton

Unemployed Geneva frontalier workers can now register in the canton

Sept. 11, 2018, 6:27 a.m.
Unemployed frontaliers around Geneva can now register with the cantonal employment office to look for work.
Switzerland falls in expat rankings

Switzerland falls in expat rankings

Sept. 7, 2018, 6:47 a.m.
A new survey shows Switzerland is plummeting in the rankings for a being a good place to live and work for expats.
Retailers say vote could lead to higher food prices

Retailers say vote could lead to higher food prices

Sept. 4, 2018, 6:45 a.m.
Later this month, voters will be asked if they want all food to be sold in Switzerland to be farmed organically and s...
Swiss patients spend billions of their own money for care

Swiss patients spend billions of their own money for care

Aug. 30, 2018, 7:49 a.m.
A new survey from the price comparison site, Comparis, confirms what many of us probably already suspect. Health care...
Switzerland falls in popularity for working expats

Switzerland falls in popularity for working expats

Aug. 23, 2018, 8:54 a.m.
Switzerland remains one of the most popular countries to work in for expats – but the number of Swiss who would...
More cross-border workers in Geneva

More cross-border workers in Geneva

Aug. 20, 2018, 6:31 a.m.
The number of people crossing the border to work in Geneva is continuing to climb – but the rate of increase is...
Traffic jams not just frustrating but also very expensive

Traffic jams not just frustrating but also very expensive

Aug. 9, 2018, 9:38 a.m.
Traffic jams in Switzerland are costing the economy nearly CHF 2 billion a year, according to the latest figures from...
Some company records not updated since 19th century

Some company records not updated since 19th century

July 6, 2018, 6:52 a.m.
Some firms in Switzerland haven’t updated their records in the company register since the 19th century.
Iran tells Swiss audience country will continue to respect nuclear deal

Iran tells Swiss audience country will continue to respect nuclear deal

July 4, 2018, 8:07 a.m.
The Iranian president says the country will continue to respect the agreement it’s signed with other countries ...
EU immigration not dragging down wages

EU immigration not dragging down wages

July 4, 2018, 8:04 a.m.
EU immigration is not having an adverse effect on Swiss jobs. That’s the conclusion from a report by the State ...
Iranian president arrives in Switzerland

Iranian president arrives in Switzerland

July 3, 2018, 7:03 a.m.
The Iran nuclear deal is likely to be the main topic of conversation at meetings today in Bern with the Iranian presi...
Iranian president to make official visit to Switzerland

Iranian president to make official visit to Switzerland

June 19, 2018, 8:12 a.m.
The Iranian president is to make an official visit to Switzerland at the beginning of next month.
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