European cities getting more expensive

European cities getting more expensive

March 15, 2018, 6:53 a.m.
The recent new strength of the Euro is pushing up living costs in Western Europe, according to a new survey by the Ec...
Bomb scare empties Mall of Switzerland

Bomb scare empties Mall of Switzerland

March 15, 2018, 6:51 a.m.
The new shopping mall, the Mall of Switzerland, was evacuated yesterday afternoon following a bomb scare.
Non-Swiss do pay more for car insurance

Non-Swiss do pay more for car insurance

Feb. 28, 2018, 6:53 a.m.
If you’re not Swiss, it’s really worth shopping around for your car insurance. A new survey has shown non...
Cantons want palm oil to be removed from free trade deal

Cantons want palm oil to be removed from free trade deal

Feb. 26, 2018, 9:14 a.m.
Six cantons are demanding palm oil is not included in a free trade deal with Malaysia and Indonesia.
Move to relax radio rules ahead of 5G networks

Move to relax radio rules ahead of 5G networks

Feb. 23, 2018, 6:25 a.m.
The government is signaling it is ready to change the law on allowing more powerful mobile phone masts.
Calls not to conclude trade deal with Indonesia if anti-gay law enacted

Calls not to conclude trade deal with Indonesia if anti-gay law enacted

Feb. 12, 2018, 6:23 a.m.
New laws designed to punish pre-marital sex and homosexual acts in Indonesia is threatening the conclusion of a free ...
UN workers likely to see 5% pay cut

UN workers likely to see 5% pay cut

Feb. 9, 2018, 7:05 a.m.
UN Workers in Geneva are likely to see their pay cut by 5%. The measure only affects those on a ‘P’ grade...
Competition hits Swisscom figures and costs jobs

Competition hits Swisscom figures and costs jobs

Feb. 8, 2018, 8:52 a.m.
Competition is taking its toll on the telecom giant Swisscom. The company says it will cut 700 jobs after it announce...
Snow likely to boost ski resorts

Snow likely to boost ski resorts

Feb. 5, 2018, 5:52 a.m.
The head of Swiss tourism says he expects hotel bookings to be up 4% this season due to the heavy snow.
Swiss watch industry shows Asian powered growth

Swiss watch industry shows Asian powered growth

Jan. 31, 2018, 6:04 a.m.
The Swiss watch industry has shown growth for the first time for two years.
Court rules against low paying firm

Court rules against low paying firm

Jan. 30, 2018, 6:48 a.m.
A court in Geneva has ruled against a company which was paying its Polish workers EUR 8 an hour.
Rents to fall in Switzerland by 10% - UBS

Rents to fall in Switzerland by 10% - UBS

Jan. 19, 2018, 7:03 a.m.
A study by UBS is predicting rents for apartments will fall by 10% over the next three years. Average rents are alrea...
Lower rate of increase for Geneva frontaliers

Lower rate of increase for Geneva frontaliers

Jan. 19, 2018, 6:40 a.m.
The number of cross-border workers in Geneva is still climbing, but at a far lower rate.
Cantons seek deal with Airbnb for tourist tax

Cantons seek deal with Airbnb for tourist tax

Jan. 17, 2018, 5:41 a.m.
The online rental platform, Airbnb, is in talks with several cantons on how to collect a tourist tax on people v...
Media firm closes printing works

Media firm closes printing works

Jan. 11, 2018, 5:45 a.m.
The Swiss media firm Ringier is closing a major printing works in Lucerne. 172 jobs will be lost. The works is one th...
Continued optimism for 2018 by businesses

Continued optimism for 2018 by businesses

Jan. 3, 2018, 8:43 a.m.
A new survey by the SonntagsZeitung newspaper is underlining the Swiss business optimism for 2018.  
Government looks to cut import tariffs to bring prices down

Government looks to cut import tariffs to bring prices down

Dec. 21, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
In an effort to bring prices down in Switzerland, the government is examining the impact on tariffs on goods coming i...
Swiss GDP revised upwards for 2018

Swiss GDP revised upwards for 2018

Dec. 20, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
More good news for the economy. Following a recent flurry of forecasts which predict a growing economy in 2018 &ndash...
UBS head says Bitcoin is a bubble

UBS head says Bitcoin is a bubble

Dec. 18, 2017, 6:48 a.m.
The head of UBS is warning Bitcoin is a bubble that’s bound to burst.
Switzerland signs train agreement with Bolivia

Switzerland signs train agreement with Bolivia

Dec. 15, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
Switzerland has signed an agreement with Bolivia to offer technical support for the building of a new railway which w...
Swiss economy to create new jobs next year

Swiss economy to create new jobs next year

Dec. 13, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
The omens are good for the Swiss economy next year. A new report from the recruitment agency Manpower suggests many c...
Fight against high Swiss prices to go to the vote

Fight against high Swiss prices to go to the vote

Dec. 13, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
The campaign against high prices in Switzerland has collected enough signatures to force the issue to a vote.
Women do more unpaid work than men

Women do more unpaid work than men

Dec. 12, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
A report that won’t come as a surprise to many women – they do the most unpaid work in the country.
GE to cut jobs in Switzerland

GE to cut jobs in Switzerland

Dec. 8, 2017, 6:43 a.m.
Switzerland won’t escape the decision by the global engineering firm General Electric to cut 12,000 jobs worldw...
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