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#WeAreSwissAbroad – François Schwalb ‘Being Swiss is an essential part of my identity’

Even as a child, François Schwalb, who was born in South Africa, was interested in his father’s homeland. Today the 30-year-old, who works in the ...

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Young drivers 17-year-olds given green light for provisional licences

Young Swiss drivers will be allowed to get their provisional licences from the age of 17 from January 2021, the government has announced.

This content was published on December 14, 2018 4:11 PM

British-Swiss relations Swiss government approves trade agreement with Britain

The Federal Council has approved the text of a trade agreement with Britain, aiming to maintain existing economic and trade relations after Brexit.

This content was published on December 14, 2018 3:20 PM

Underrepresented women Men appointed to boards because it’s ‘easier’

Few women sit on company boards in Switzerland. Parliament has put off deciding about quotas, but business has ideas about what should be done.

Corruption Venezuelan ex-minister hoarded money in Switzerland

As US justice authorities investigate corruption among Venezuela’s former leaders, there is evidence that embezzled funds flowed into Swiss banks.

finance Swiss investment management sector growing

As the Swiss financial sector to various pressures, a new report pinpoints a growing investment management industry as its cornerstone.

This content was published on December 6, 2018 3:51 PM

Swiss airspace study Drones can be safely guided by mobile phone networks

Switzerland’s existing mobile telephony infrastructure should be able to guarantee the safety of drone flights in the country’s airspace.

This content was published on December 5, 2018 8:41 PM