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...
Survey shows bright prospects for Swiss economy

Survey shows bright prospects for Swiss economy

March 31, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
The Swiss Economics Institute say the economy should perform well this year – predicting a rise of 1.5% in GDP ...
Swiss economy minister heads to London for Brexit talks

Swiss economy minister heads to London for Brexit talks

March 30, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
The Swiss economics minister, Johann Schneider-Ammann is travelling to London tomorrow to meet British government min...
Traders expect Stirling to remain steady against franc

Traders expect Stirling to remain steady against franc

March 30, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Foreign exchange analysts say they don’t expect any major changes to the pound/Swiss franc in the next two year...
Immigration into Geneva slowing

Immigration into Geneva slowing

March 7, 2017, 6:53 a.m.
Immigration into Geneva is slowing markedly. Figures released by the Federal Office of Statistics show there was only...
Swiss manufacturing firms consider leaving country

Swiss manufacturing firms consider leaving country

March 1, 2017, 6:49 a.m.
Nearly half of Swiss manufacturing firms are planning to set up factories outside the country to escape the strength ...
Cross border workers continue to climb

Cross border workers continue to climb

Feb. 24, 2017, 6:18 a.m.
The number of frontaliers is continuing to climb right across the country – and the trend shows no sign of slow...
Geneva print workers face redundancy

Geneva print workers face redundancy

Feb. 17, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Print journalism in Switzerland is not immune from the pressures of the internet –and more jobs are going in th...
Geneva Old Town dying

Geneva Old Town dying

Feb. 16, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Is the Geneva Old Town dying? That does seem to be the view of local traders. Shops have lain empty for several month...
A study shows home building in Geneva would add 1% GDP

A study shows home building in Geneva would add 1% GDP

Feb. 8, 2017, 6:02 a.m.
A new study by the University of Geneva suggests a major home building programme in the canton would bring in an extr...
Voters to decide on new tax plan

Voters to decide on new tax plan

Jan. 6, 2017, 5:48 a.m.
Voters will decide if Switzerland should adopt a new tax code aimed at making the country attractive to international...
EU signals new Swiss employment law may be acceptable

EU signals new Swiss employment law may be acceptable

Dec. 23, 2016, 5:25 a.m.
The European Union has signalled a new Swiss employment law would still be compatible with the concept of the free mo...
Franc to stay strong all of next year

Franc to stay strong all of next year

Dec. 15, 2016, 5:01 a.m.
Switzerland will continue to suffer from a strong franc and negative interest rates for the whole of next year. But t...
Study shows Swiss firms worried over EU single market access

Study shows Swiss firms worried over EU single market access

Dec. 14, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
A new study by the accountants KPMG says Swiss companies have responded to the strength of the franc, but are still w...
Bank survey finds support for EU, but worries over traffic

Bank survey finds support for EU, but worries over traffic

Dec. 1, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
Many Swiss believe Britain’s decision to leave the EU will be good for this country’s ongoing negotiation...
A quarter of Swiss do not have enough money to live properly

A quarter of Swiss do not have enough money to live properly

Nov. 29, 2016, 10:11 a.m.
A quarter of people in Switzerland say they do not earn enough money to lead a dignified existence. A new survey by t...
Swiss interest rates to remain negative for the time being

Swiss interest rates to remain negative for the time being

Nov. 25, 2016, 7:05 a.m.
The Swiss National Bank (SNB) plans to keep interest rates in negative territory for the foreseeable future.
Half a million affected by poverty in Switzerland

Half a million affected by poverty in Switzerland

Nov. 24, 2016, 6:37 a.m.
A national conference has revealed that more than half a million people in Switzerland are affected by poverty.
Swiss government to fight public service bonuses

Swiss government to fight public service bonuses

Nov. 24, 2016, 6:16 a.m.
The Swiss cabinet has spoken out against inflated bonuses for bosses of public service companies.
New measures to stop cross-border tax evasion

New measures to stop cross-border tax evasion

Nov. 24, 2016, 6:14 a.m.
Around 200 multinational firms based in Switzerland could soon be forced to reveal their revenues and tax duties in e...
Credit Suisse report cites UK wealth downgrade after Brexit vote

Credit Suisse report cites UK wealth downgrade after Brexit vote

Nov. 23, 2016, 10:16 a.m.
A new report by Credit Suisse has put the cost of Brexit to UK households at $1.5 trillion (£1.2 trillion.) ...
5m employed in Switzerland

5m employed in Switzerland

Nov. 18, 2016, 6:20 a.m.
The number of people employed in Switzerland peaked in the third quarter of this year to reach just over 5 million.
International firms worry about Swiss competitiveness

International firms worry about Swiss competitiveness

Nov. 16, 2016, 6:12 a.m.
A survey by consultants KPMG has found that foreign multinationals that have settled in Switzerland for its busines...
Economists urge tax evasion to be treated like a disease

Economists urge tax evasion to be treated like a disease

Nov. 16, 2016, 6:07 a.m.
Experts have warned that tax havens must be treated as “carriers of a dangerous disease” to be quarantined and cut ...
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