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Building sector conflict Autumn of discontent in the land of labour harmony

As striking building workers stage a second day of protest in Geneva, we look at Switzerland's history when it comes to labour conflicts.

#metoo, one year on Sexual harassment still shrouded in secrecy in big companies

Sexual harassment is still discussed behind closed doors in most companies. So what has changed since #metoo?

competitive frontier Global economic competitiveness stumbles in face of technology transformation

A major update to the WEF's annual Global Competitiveness Index reveals the global economy is ill-prepared for rapid technological change.

2008 crisis The day UBS, the biggest Swiss bank, was saved

The big Swiss bank UBS fell victim to its high-risk strategy of expansion in the US market when the financial crisis erupted ten years ago.

Point of view Opportunity knocks for Switzerland in the US

US President Donald Trump prefers bilateral agreements to multilateral ones. For Switzerland, this signifies an opportunity – but also uncertainty.