Analysts claim Swiss National Bank intervening to bring down franc valueAug. 20, 2019, 9:28 a.m.
Financial analysts believe the Swiss National Bank has been intervening strongly in the foreign exchange markets to b...
Strong franc brings Swiss tourism downFeb. 27, 2019, 9:24 a.m.
Although more foreign tourists are visiting Switzerland – the numbers are still massively down on 10 years ago.
Economic growth revised upwardsSept. 21, 2018, 9:03 a.m.
The government is upping its growth rate for this year. The Swiss Expert Group says GDP growth in 2018 will be 2.9% -...
Swiss banks handing out invalid UK pound notesApril 20, 2018, 6:14 a.m.
People travelling to the UK are being warned some Swiss banks are still handing out invalid 10 pound notes.
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...
Government wants banknote law changeFeb. 22, 2018, 6:40 a.m.
The Swiss government says it wants to end the 20 year limit on how long discontinued bank notes can be exchanged. ...
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.
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.
Swiss National Bank buys paper factoryDec. 22, 2017, 7:47 a.m.
The Swiss National Bank is to buy a troubled paper firm to make sure it can maintain the supply of bank notes.
Swiss GDP revised upwards for 2018Dec. 20, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
More good news for the economy. Following a recent flurry of forecasts which predict a growing economy in 2018 &ndash...
UBS head says Bitcoin is a bubbleDec. 18, 2017, 6:48 a.m.
The head of UBS is warning Bitcoin is a bubble that’s bound to burst.
Swiss economy to create new jobs next yearDec. 13, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
The omens are good for the Swiss economy next year. A new report from the recruitment agency Manpower suggests many c...
Stronger Euro hits French tax take from GenevaDec. 6, 2017, 6:46 a.m.
The strengthening Euro against the franc is hitting the finances of French communes bordering Geneva.
Jobs still being created in SwitzerlandNov. 28, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
The latest unemployment numbers show Switzerland is still creating new jobs, with the industrial sector showing growt...
Weaker franc helping watch industryNov. 20, 2017, 7:04 a.m.
The weakening Swiss franc is breathing life back into the Swiss watch industry. The head of Swatch, Nick Hayek, says ...
Geneva is boomingNov. 17, 2017, 5:52 a.m.
Business is booming in Geneva. That’s the conclusion following a survey by the local Chamber of Commerce.
New 10 franc note released next monthOct. 12, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
The new 10 franc note will be released next week. It’s part of the continuing upgrade of banknotes. We already ...
Strong franc leads to Nestlé factory closureSept. 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...
Swiss paper factory blames strong franc for closureJuly 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 ...
Property prices in Alps fallJune 13, 2017, 7:22 a.m.
It’s getting cheaper to own a second home in the Swiss Alps.
Switzerland maintains its competitive rankingJune 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 conditionsMay 22, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
While working conditions in Switzerland remain good – the country has slipped in the rankings compared to other...