Zurich relaxes Sunday trading - a bit

Zurich relaxes Sunday trading - a bit

Oct. 17, 2017, 6:55 a.m.
Zurich city is relaxing its trading laws and will allow shops close to major public transport stops to open on Sundays.
Taxi companies clash in Frauenfeld

Taxi companies clash in Frauenfeld

Oct. 17, 2017, 6:42 a.m.
Rival taxi firms clashed outside the main train station in Frauenfeld in canton Thurgau as competitors complain about...
Geneva protesters call for cheaper city

Geneva protesters call for cheaper city

Oct. 9, 2017, 6:19 a.m.
Around 2,000 protested in Geneva on Saturday afternoon, demanding a cheaper city.
Extra hour of shop opening during Geneva puppet march gives mixed results

Extra hour of shop opening during Geneva puppet march gives mixed results

Oct. 3, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
Geneva shop owners are determining if it was worth the extra hour of trading over the weekend during the Saga des G&e...
Switzerland loses rich top slot

Switzerland loses rich top slot

Sept. 28, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
Switzerland has lost its position as the richest country in the world – the United States is leading the Global...
Geneva Asian food chain closes for good

Geneva Asian food chain closes for good

Sept. 22, 2017, 7:04 a.m.
The Geneva fast food chain, Mike Wong, has closed its doors for good. The owner, Pierre Turtschi, blamed the authorit...
Swiss government tries to tackle high roaming charges

Swiss government tries to tackle high roaming charges

Sept. 8, 2017, 6:10 a.m.
The Swiss government is looking to tackle the high roaming charges applied to Swiss consumers. Although the EU is now...
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...
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