UBS ups its forecast for next year

UBS ups its forecast for next year

Dec. 2, 2020, 6:45 a.m.
The bank UBS says the economy in 2021 will perform better than first predicted.
Geneva green lights financial package for struggling firms

Geneva green lights financial package for struggling firms

Nov. 27, 2020, 6:40 a.m.
Geneva is releasing several more millions of francs to help business affected by the lockdown.
Government demands more women in senior roles

Government demands more women in senior roles

Nov. 26, 2020, 6:27 a.m.
The government says it wants to see more women in top jobs in federally funded companies. It will lift the target ...
Contactless CHF 80 limit to remain

Contactless CHF 80 limit to remain

Nov. 19, 2020, 6:01 a.m.
The limit for contactless payments will stay at CHF 80.
Geneva to offer more help to small businesses

Geneva to offer more help to small businesses

Oct. 30, 2020, 8:36 a.m.
Canton Geneva is to pay CHF 5m to a series of small self-employed workers who have been hit hard by the pandemic.
Thousands of hospitality jobs under threat

Thousands of hospitality jobs under threat

Oct. 28, 2020, 6:45 a.m.
33,000 jobs have already been lost in the hospitality sector and tens of thousands are under threat.
Geneva public workers march to fight pay cut

Geneva public workers march to fight pay cut

Oct. 16, 2020, 6:43 a.m.
More than 6,000 marched through the centre of Geneva yesterday protesting at the proposed 1% salary cut for cantonal ...
Geneva restaurant voucher scheme a 'success'

Geneva restaurant voucher scheme a 'success'

Oct. 13, 2020, 6:48 a.m.
The Geneva scheme to get people back out and into restaurants has ended – and is being hailed a success.
Geneva public workers threaten pay strikes

Geneva public workers threaten pay strikes

Oct. 7, 2020, 6:04 a.m.
Public workers in Geneva are threatening to strike later this month unless the government ditches plans to cut civil ...
Geneva tourist office slashes costs

Geneva tourist office slashes costs

Oct. 6, 2020, 9:26 a.m.
The pandemic has slashed business travel – and Geneva is worst hit.
SNB intervening heavily to keep CHF down

SNB intervening heavily to keep CHF down

Oct. 1, 2020, 6:54 a.m.
Figures released yesterday show the Swiss National Bank has been intervening heavily in the currency markets to keep ...
National broadcaster to cut jobs amid downturn

National broadcaster to cut jobs amid downturn

Sept. 30, 2020, 6:50 a.m.
The Swiss Broadcasting Corporation is to sack 250 people over the next three years – blaming the coronavirus.
Geneva debate calls for working support to be extended

Geneva debate calls for working support to be extended

Sept. 30, 2020, 6:47 a.m.
Geneva business leaders, journalists, trade unionists and politicians are calling for an extension of the reduced wor...
Climbing infections - but jobs good news

Climbing infections - but jobs good news

Sept. 7, 2020, 10 a.m.
In the last 24 hours a further 444 have tested positive for Covid-19. That’s up from the beginning of the weeke...
Research shows migrants contribute to country more than they take

Research shows migrants contribute to country more than they take

Aug. 19, 2020, 9:51 a.m.
New research shows migrants in Switzerland contribute more to the country than they take, a third will leave the coun...
Swiss economy expected to suffer less than others in Europe

Swiss economy expected to suffer less than others in Europe

Aug. 6, 2020, 10:14 a.m.
The Swiss economy is expect to suffer less from the Covid-19 crisis than other countries in Europe.   
Economic effect of lockdown to be felt for sometime as benefit claims increase

Economic effect of lockdown to be felt for sometime as benefit claims increase

June 22, 2020, 9:18 a.m.
The economic effect of the lockdown will be felt for some time. 
Summer jobs being cut due to pandemic

Summer jobs being cut due to pandemic

June 16, 2020, 8:59 a.m.
The pandemic is likely to have an impact on young people looking for a summer job. 
Economy predicted to return to pre-virus levels by 2022 at the earliest

Economy predicted to return to pre-virus levels by 2022 at the earliest

June 10, 2020, 8:54 a.m.
The thinktank, Economiesuisse, says the economy will take a long time to recover and won’t be back to pre-virus...
Switzerland named safest country in the world for Covid-19

Switzerland named safest country in the world for Covid-19

June 8, 2020, 11:58 a.m.
Switzerland is the safest country in the world for Covid-19. Germany is second. 
Hopes for International Geneva to gradually restart economic activities

Hopes for International Geneva to gradually restart economic activities

May 25, 2020, 10:07 a.m.
The Covid-19 shutdown has brought an end to International Geneva’s economy – but there is light at the of...
Petition calls for more humanitarian economy reboot as rate of infection continues to fall

Petition calls for more humanitarian economy reboot as rate of infection continues to fall

May 5, 2020, 9 a.m.
The rate of infections continues to flatten. The Federal Health Office says there were 76 new cases yesterday –...
Economy to suffer and unemployment predicted to rise 4%

Economy to suffer and unemployment predicted to rise 4%

April 24, 2020, 9:44 a.m.
Our top story is a stark warning from the government about the Swiss economy - which is expected to suffer its bigges...
Hospitality industry nervous about future

Hospitality industry nervous about future

April 17, 2020, 9:33 a.m.
Following the announcement, many sectors of the economy are relieved. But those in the hospitality industry remain ne...
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