European slowdown to hit Switzerland

European slowdown to hit Switzerland

Nov. 5, 2019, 9:28 a.m.
Economic forecasters are predicting Switzerland will not escape the negative effects of a general European slowdown a...
Swiss national arrested on international arms trading charges

Swiss national arrested on international arms trading charges

July 17, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Police in canton Ticino are investigating the background of a Swiss national who’s been arrested in an Italian ...
Top 10 companies in Switzerland published

Top 10 companies in Switzerland published

June 28, 2019, 9:36 a.m.
The commodity trading firm Vitol is the biggest company in Switzerland, pushing fellow trader Glencore to second place.
Glimmer of hope for free trade agreement between Switzerland and the US

Glimmer of hope for free trade agreement between Switzerland and the US

May 21, 2019, 9:10 a.m.
Talks on a free trade agreement between Switzerland and the United States could be a step closer following the signin...
Swiss president heads to DC for first time since 1992

Swiss president heads to DC for first time since 1992

May 16, 2019, 6:45 a.m.
The Swiss president, Ueli Maurer, is travelling to the United States today to meet Donald Trump. One of the main item...
Hopes for new Swiss/US trade deal after Davos meeting

Hopes for new Swiss/US trade deal after Davos meeting

Jan. 7, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Swiss politicians will use this month’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos to breathe new life into a planne...
No-deal Brexit agreement outlined between UK and Switzerland

No-deal Brexit agreement outlined between UK and Switzerland

Dec. 17, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
The Swiss government has agreed the outlines of a trade deal with the UK to make sure the two countries can continue ...
Commission finds UN trade sanctions not complied with

Commission finds UN trade sanctions not complied with

Oct. 24, 2018, 9:16 a.m.
A parliamentary commission says not enough is being done to make sure the country complies with UN sanctions.
Swiss firms told not to cut ties with Iran in spite of US sanctions

Swiss firms told not to cut ties with Iran in spite of US sanctions

Aug. 10, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
The Swiss government says that it regrets the ‘deteriorating’ situation regarding sanctions imposed by th...
Resurrecting Europe-Asia trade route

Resurrecting Europe-Asia trade route

July 19, 2018, 9:22 a.m.
Minister announces goal to strengthen economic ties with Central Asia
Switzerland launches official WTO complaint against US

Switzerland launches official WTO complaint against US

July 11, 2018, 7:19 a.m.
Switzerland is launching an official complaint to the World Trade Organization after the United States brought in imp...
Trade deal with China disappoints farmers

Trade deal with China disappoints farmers

May 14, 2018, 6:21 a.m.
Swiss farmers are complaining the much vaunted free trade deal the country has struck with China is not leading to th...
Government urged to suspend Turkey trade talks

Government urged to suspend Turkey trade talks

April 17, 2018, 7:04 a.m.
The government is under pressure from a series of human rights groups not to sign a trade deal with Turkey until all ...
Cantons want palm oil to be removed from free trade deal

Cantons want palm oil to be removed from free trade deal

Feb. 26, 2018, 9:14 a.m.
Six cantons are demanding palm oil is not included in a free trade deal with Malaysia and Indonesia.
Calls not to conclude trade deal with Indonesia if anti-gay law enacted

Calls not to conclude trade deal with Indonesia if anti-gay law enacted

Feb. 12, 2018, 6:23 a.m.
New laws designed to punish pre-marital sex and homosexual acts in Indonesia is threatening the conclusion of a free ...
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...
UK wants free trade deal with Switzerland

UK wants free trade deal with Switzerland

Jan. 30, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
The Swiss economics minister, Johann Schneider-Ammann has told the Sunday press it’s necessary for the country ...
Switzerland trade surplus highest since at least 1987

Switzerland trade surplus highest since at least 1987

Oct. 20, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
September's trade surplus was the highest in Switzerland since at least 1987, according to the latest trade figu...
New green trade deal with Canada

New green trade deal with Canada

Oct. 4, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
The Swiss Energy Minister, Doris Leuthard, who's on an official visit to Canada, has said that she wants to strengthe...
Voters believe Switzerland better off post Brexit

Voters believe Switzerland better off post Brexit

Aug. 22, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
A new survey suggests Swiss voters believe the decision by the UK to leave the EU will strengthen Switzerland's posit...
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