New car sales are down - especially dieselApril 11, 2018, 9:18 a.m.
Sales of new cars are down. Last year saw a fall of 1.3% in new passenger cars overall at 315,000.
Switzerland places sanctions on VenezuelaMarch 29, 2018, 6:52 a.m.
Switzerland has joined other European countries and have issued sanctions on Venezuela.
Switzerland can do more in fight against corruption - OECDMarch 28, 2018, 7:05 a.m.
The OECD says Switzerland can be doing more in the fight against corruption – especially in the protection of&n...
Central Switzerland residents are the richestMarch 28, 2018, 7:03 a.m.
Those living in central areas of the country are the most well off, according to a new survey.
External factors threaten Swiss economyMarch 21, 2018, 8:28 a.m.
Although the latest forecasts for the Swiss economy are generally positive. The government is warning there are poten...
Uber drivers have to be treated as employees - reportMarch 20, 2018, 6:37 a.m.
Uber drivers in Switzerland have to be treated as if they were employees and not self-employed. That’s a decisi...
Versoix keeps ban on mobile phone mastsMarch 16, 2018, 6:06 a.m.
Local officials in the town of Versoix in canton Geneva have refused to lift the ban on new mobile phone masts, despi...
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...