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Hard times Banks losing clout in Zurich, study reveals

A new study sheds light on how hard the financial crisis hit Zurich’s banking sector, which lost thousands of jobs and subsequently saw its impact ...

This content was published on January 18, 2019 4:27 PM

Shop closed More Swiss firms declare bankruptcy

The number of Swiss companies declaring bankruptcy rose again slightly in 2018 to 4,813. Construction, the trades and catering were the most affected.

This content was published on January 18, 2019 2:01 PM

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Glencore plant Swiss minister criticised for copper mine comments

Swiss Foreign Affairs Minister Ignazio Cassis is coming under renewed pressure over his visit to a Glencore-run copper mine in Zambia.

This content was published on January 18, 2019 10:05 AM

Demographics Some 57% of Swiss are middle-class

Around 57% of the Swiss population are middle-class, according to the Federal Statistical Office.

This content was published on January 17, 2019 10:51 AM

2018 report Swiss firms in record number of mergers and acquisitions

The number of merger and acquisition deals involving Swiss companies hit a record high in 2018, according to a report by consultancy firm KPMG. 

This content was published on January 16, 2019 8:53 PM

WEF report Weakened cooperation hampers efforts to tackle global risks

The inability to foster collective action to deal with urgent major crises has reached a critical level, the latest WEF Global Risk Report warns.

Your questions What should we investigate at WEF?

What would you like to know about the upcoming World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos? Send us your questions, and we’ll try to find answers.

Ski challenge Learn to ski in three lessons!

Ski nation? Getting the Swiss back on skis

How can the Swiss be persuaded to hit the slopes again?

Salaries Workers paid in euros may not claim for currency losses

The Swiss Federal Court has ruled that two Swiss companies do not have to compensate two employees who were paid in euros and subsequently lost out. 

This content was published on January 15, 2019 3:07 PM

Keep calm and leave the EU Brits in Switzerland wonder about their rights amid Brexit countdown

Can British citizens in Switzerland feel reassured about their post-Brexit situation following a complicated deal between Switzerland and the UK?

Overdue Why debt collection is booming in Switzerland

The number of debt collections has doubled over the past 20 years. Fewer Swiss are paying their taxes or health bills on time.

Luxury timepieces SIHH watch fair opens in Geneva

The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) has opened in Geneva with 35 watch brands showing off their wares. 

This content was published on January 14, 2019 10:35 AM

Branson Financial watchdog pushes for upgrade of cyber defence

The chief executive of the Swiss financial watchdog, Mark Branson, has called for the creation of a national cyber defence centre.

This content was published on January 13, 2019 1:06 PM

Week in Numbers Snow dumps and ice-skating injuries

Almost every article published by swissinfo.ch contains a percentage, an age, an amount of money or some other figure.