Swiss watch exports predicted to take 25% hit

Swiss watch exports predicted to take 25% hit

April 2, 2020, 10:02 a.m.
Exports of Swiss watches are predicted to fall by 25% in 2020.
National Bank intervenes to bring down CHF value

National Bank intervenes to bring down CHF value

Aug. 7, 2019, 9:28 a.m.
The Swiss National Bank has been intervening in the currency markets to bring down the value of the franc.
Ban on tech exports to US and France 'unusual'

Ban on tech exports to US and France 'unusual'

May 28, 2019, 9:37 a.m.
Switzerland has banned some technology exports to the US and France, fearing they may be used to develop nuclear weap...
Stricter arms export laws fail to pass in Senate

Stricter arms export laws fail to pass in Senate

March 12, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Moves to bring in stricter laws on arms exports have been killed in the Senate.
Signatures collected to stop arms exports rules relaxing

Signatures collected to stop arms exports rules relaxing

Dec. 12, 2018, 9:24 a.m.
An initiative has been launched to stop the government relaxing rules on arms exports. 
Swiss hand grenades on sale on markets in Libya

Swiss hand grenades on sale on markets in Libya

Sept. 10, 2018, 6:09 a.m.
Swiss made hand grenades have been spotted for sale in street markets in Libya – and even on Facebook.
Bern protests plan to relax arms rules

Bern protests plan to relax arms rules

Sept. 5, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
Hundreds of people gathered yesterday afternoon in Bern to protest government plans to relax the rules over arms expo...
Swiss arms exporters use law loopholes

Swiss arms exporters use law loopholes

Sept. 4, 2018, 6:48 a.m.
The Federal Audit Office says Swiss arms manufacturers are adapt at finding loopholes in the law to ship weapons to w...
Swiss arms exports in first half of year higher than last year

Swiss arms exports in first half of year higher than last year

July 27, 2018, 9:07 a.m.
For the first six months of this year, Switzerland exported weapons and munitions worth CHF 205.2 million, higher tha...
Government supports medical cannabis use

Government supports medical cannabis use

July 5, 2018, 6:52 a.m.
The Swiss government says its supports the legalization of cannabis for medical use.
Parliament rejects university cannabis research programme

Parliament rejects university cannabis research programme

June 12, 2018, 7:12 a.m.
Parliament has rejected a move to allow the University of Bern to study the effects of cannabis consumption.
Bill to approve export of medical cannabis

Bill to approve export of medical cannabis

May 25, 2018, 6:24 a.m.
The government is being asked to allow the export of home grown cannabis for medical uses.
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