European cities getting more expensiveMarch 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 SwitzerlandMarch 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 insuranceFeb. 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 dealFeb. 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 networksFeb. 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 enactedFeb. 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 cutFeb. 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 jobsFeb. 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 resortsFeb. 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 growthJan. 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 firmJan. 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% - UBSJan. 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 frontaliersJan. 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 taxJan. 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 worksJan. 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 businessesJan. 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 downDec. 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 2018Dec. 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 bubbleDec. 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 BoliviaDec. 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 yearDec. 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 voteDec. 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 menDec. 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 SwitzerlandDec. 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...