Bars and clubs suffer as majority still await financial aid

Bars and clubs suffer as majority still await financial aid

Aug. 18, 2020, 9:18 a.m.
Bars and nightclubs are suffering as they were forced to close during the lockdown and even now capacity is only at a...
Bugatti, Porsche and Mercedes collide in extremely expensive car accident

Bugatti, Porsche and Mercedes collide in extremely expensive car accident

Aug. 13, 2020, 9:42 a.m.
An extremely expensive car accident will have insurers tearing their hair out. 
Cash van robbers arrested thanks to Geneva-French police operation

Cash van robbers arrested thanks to Geneva-French police operation

July 16, 2020, 9:44 a.m.
A joint Geneva-French police operation has resulted in several arrests in France and has likely thwarted further...
More applying for loans causes lenders to tighten rules

More applying for loans causes lenders to tighten rules

July 8, 2020, 8:44 a.m.
Lenders are tightening their rules as they fear the pandemic will increase household debt. 
4 friends win CHF 46m lottery payout

4 friends win CHF 46m lottery payout

June 30, 2020, 10:07 a.m.
A group of four friends won a lottery payout of over CHF 46m. 
Swiss franc predicted to reach one to one with euro

Swiss franc predicted to reach one to one with euro

June 18, 2020, 9:04 a.m.
The chief economist at UBS says he expects the Swiss franc to continue to strengthen until it reaches parity with the...
Case of 8-year-old boy's arrest gains global media attention

Case of 8-year-old boy's arrest gains global media attention

June 12, 2020, 8:52 a.m.
The case of an 8-year-old boy being arrested for trying to use carnival money in a shop in canton Basel-Country is no...
Twint money app finds first security flaw after 100 million transactions

Twint money app finds first security flaw after 100 million transactions

June 11, 2020, 9:10 a.m.
A security flaw has been discovered with the money transfer app Twint. 
Police raid companies suspected of fraudulent Covid-19 loan claims

Police raid companies suspected of fraudulent Covid-19 loan claims

May 26, 2020, 9:37 a.m.
Vaud police have raided several companies suspected of making fraudulent Covid-19 loan claims. 
Cash machines and card readers fail across country

Cash machines and card readers fail across country

May 14, 2020, 10:09 a.m.
Thousands of cash machines and shop card readers across the country failed yesterday morning. At around 9.30am system...
Economists warn of Covid-19 impact

Economists warn of Covid-19 impact

March 24, 2020, 8:58 a.m.
Economists are warning the Switzerland is “suffering severely” from the coronavirus crisis - and expect a...
Switzerland predicted to fall into a recession this year

Switzerland predicted to fall into a recession this year

March 20, 2020, 9:06 a.m.
It’s predicted Switzerland will fall into recession in 2020.   
Government to reassess how it distributes international aid

Government to reassess how it distributes international aid

Feb. 21, 2020, 9:39 a.m.
The government is looking to reassess the amount of money it spends on development aid – and how it spends it.&...
Government reports budget surplus exceeding forecast

Government reports budget surplus exceeding forecast

Feb. 20, 2020, 9 a.m.
The government has beaten its own forecast and is reporting a budget surplus of over CHF 3bn. 
Government considers increasing Swiss contribution to IMF

Government considers increasing Swiss contribution to IMF

Feb. 13, 2020, 9:48 a.m.
Parliament is to debate doubling the amount of money Switzerland pays into the IMF emergency bailout fund.
Negative interest rates costs Swiss National Bank billions

Negative interest rates costs Swiss National Bank billions

Jan. 23, 2020, 9:13 a.m.
The Swiss National Bank’s policy of negative interest rates is costing banks billions of francs. 
Police warn of new scam targeting elderly

Police warn of new scam targeting elderly

Jan. 22, 2020, 10:12 a.m.
Vaud police have issued a warning about a scam which targets elderly people.
Geneva to vote on abolishing dog tax

Geneva to vote on abolishing dog tax

Jan. 21, 2020, 9:55 a.m.
Next month voters in Geneva will decide whether to abolish the dog tax. 
Cable car worker finds backpack containing USD 20,000

Cable car worker finds backpack containing USD 20,000

Jan. 14, 2020, 9:27 a.m.
A cable car worker in the ski resort of Laax in canton Graubünden had a surprise when he found a backpack which ...
Hospitals to close as Switzerland deemed to have 'too many'

Hospitals to close as Switzerland deemed to have 'too many'

Jan. 13, 2020, 9:39 a.m.
Switzerland has a problem which many other countries may be envious of – too many hospitals.
Swiss National Bank reveals year's profits

Swiss National Bank reveals year's profits

Jan. 10, 2020, 9:48 a.m.
The Swiss National Bank is expected to reveal a profit last year of nearly CHF 50bn.
Global Refugee Forum considered a success

Global Refugee Forum considered a success

Dec. 19, 2019, 9:53 a.m.
The first Global Refugee Forum has ended in Geneva with delegates promising to spend nearly USD 8bn.
Man jailed for murdering grandmother

Man jailed for murdering grandmother

Dec. 13, 2019, 7:37 a.m.
A man has been jailed for 18 years for the brutal murder of his own grandmother in Caslano in canton Ticino. 
Family films van robbery outside home

Family films van robbery outside home

Dec. 4, 2019, 9:40 a.m.
A dramatic video of yet another armoured van raid in French speaking Switzerland is going viral.
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