Strong franc leads to Nestlé factory closure

Strong franc leads to Nestlé factory closure

Sept. 4, 2017, 7:02 a.m.
The strong franc has led to another casualty. A Nestlé owned factory is closing in Solothurn and around 200 jo...
Three cantons push for more work permits

Three cantons push for more work permits

Aug. 30, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
Three cantons, Geneva, Basel-Country and Zurich have written a joint letter to the federal government asking for the ...
Addax to shed 174 jobs in  Geneva

Addax to shed 174 jobs in Geneva

Aug. 9, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Addax Petroleum is to close its Geneva offices with the loss of 174 jobs. The Chinese owned company confirmed press r...
Asian visitors lift Swiss hotel stays

Asian visitors lift Swiss hotel stays

Aug. 8, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Visitors from Asia lifted the Swiss hotel sector in the first half of this year, according to new numbers from the Fe...
Swiss paper factory blames strong franc for closure

Swiss paper factory blames strong franc for closure

July 27, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
The strong franc has led to the closure of a Swiss paper mill. Utzenstorf Papier operated for the last 125 years and ...
Bitcoins to be accepted by Swiss private bank

Bitcoins to be accepted by Swiss private bank

July 13, 2017, 6:46 a.m.
Zurich-based Falcon Private Bank has become the first mainstream wealth manager in the country to allow clients to in...
Free movement of people agreement has brought positive results, says SECO

Free movement of people agreement has brought positive results, says SECO

July 5, 2017, 7:05 a.m.
The introduction of the agreement on the free movement of people 15 years ago has been good for the Swiss economy, ac...
Multi-million franc fund to support Swiss start-ups

Multi-million franc fund to support Swiss start-ups

July 3, 2017, 7:06 a.m.
Up to CHF 300 Million has been secured in private funding for an initiative to help Swiss start-ups.
Property prices in Alps fall

Property prices in Alps fall

June 13, 2017, 7:22 a.m.
It’s getting cheaper to own a second home in the Swiss Alps.
Swiss Post urged to think of communities before closing branches

Swiss Post urged to think of communities before closing branches

June 7, 2017, 6:57 a.m.
The Swiss postal watchdog is urging the post office not to close branches on purely the measure of profit – but...
Swiss shops annoyed at German efficiency

Swiss shops annoyed at German efficiency

June 2, 2017, 6:39 a.m.
Swiss shops near the German border are annoyed at plans by German customs authorities to make life easier for Swiss s...
Switzerland maintains its competitive ranking

Switzerland maintains its competitive ranking

June 1, 2017, 6:53 a.m.
Switzerland has kept its place as a high ranking competitive economy - despite the high franc.  
Switzerland falls in rankings for working conditions

Switzerland falls in rankings for working conditions

May 22, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
While working conditions in Switzerland remain good – the country has slipped in the rankings compared to other...
French 'Fake Residents' being hunted again

French 'Fake Residents' being hunted again

May 19, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
French and Geneva authorities are relaunching their hunt for ‘false residents’. These are people who live...
Do shopping malls have a future?

Do shopping malls have a future?

May 19, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Questions are being asked if a new shopping mall in Switzerland due to open in November has any chance of success wit...
Two more countries ask for citizen banking data

Two more countries ask for citizen banking data

May 18, 2017, 7:04 a.m.
Two more countries have made an official request for details of their nationals who hold accounts with the Swiss bank...
Swiss getting worse at paying bills

Swiss getting worse at paying bills

May 10, 2017, 7:50 a.m.
The Swiss are getting worse about paying their bills. The main Swiss debt recovery service, the VSI, says there was o...
Neuchatel researcher says 'trailing spouses' should be helped in finding work

Neuchatel researcher says 'trailing spouses' should be helped in finding work

May 3, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
A sociology researcher at the University of Neuchatel is calling on the Swiss government to make it easier for so cal...
Frontaliers warned to act on health insurance now

Frontaliers warned to act on health insurance now

May 3, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
Border workers living in France are being warned to make sure their health insurance is sorted out by September &ndas...
Hopes for Swiss watch industry

Hopes for Swiss watch industry

April 28, 2017, 7:56 a.m.
Has the Swiss watch industry turned a corner? That will be the hope of watchmakers in the country after the industry ...
Swiss finance minister slams 'fat cat' salaries

Swiss finance minister slams 'fat cat' salaries

April 24, 2017, 5:15 a.m.
The Swiss finance minister has hit out at ‘fat cat’ salaries in the banking sector. Speaking to the Sunda...
Frontaliers carefully watching French presidential election

Frontaliers carefully watching French presidential election

April 13, 2017, 6:58 a.m.
Frontalier workers are watching with interest the French presidential campaign. The two mainstream candidates, Franco...
Geneva launches campaign against black economy

Geneva launches campaign against black economy

April 11, 2017, 6:55 a.m.
Geneva is launching a campaign against the black economy. The move is part of ‘Operation Papyrus’ which a...
Sales of newspapers remain stable in Switzerland

Sales of newspapers remain stable in Switzerland

April 11, 2017, 6:47 a.m.
Despite the growth of on-line news, printed newspapers remain popular in Switzerland. Two thirds of consumers' me...
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