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Council of the Swiss Abroad PostFinance faces renewed criticism by expat Swiss

The expatriate Swiss community has called for equal access to the services of PostFinance, but it stopped short of suing the state-owned company.

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Photography What does Swiss security look like?

Switzerland is one of the world's safest countries. But who should be protected from what, and what does this protection look like?

WORLD WATER DAY The ‘virtual’ water that the Swiss consume abroad

A Swiss resident consumes 4,200 litres of water per day - just over the global average.

Leaders in the field Top Swiss institutes launch joint cyber-security programme

Switzerland’s federal technology institutes are to launch a new Masters in cyber-security this autumn.

This content was published on March 20, 2019 6:00 PM

Trendy and sustainable The new chic: pre-loved watches

With the rise of e-commerce and retro fashion trends, watches are finding a second life around new wrists.

Bitcoin or cash Cryptocurrencies accepted by Switzerland’s biggest online retailer

Switzerland’s largest online shop, Digitec Galaxus, has announced it will start accepting payments in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The ...

This content was published on March 19, 2019 4:54 PM

PWC analysis Report urges more sustainability from Swiss financial centre

Switzerland must make its financial centre more sustainable and transparent, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

This content was published on March 19, 2019 9:35 AM

Cost of living Swiss cities rated most expensive in the world for fun

If it’s cheap recreation and entertainment you want, go to Zurich and Geneva – and keep going.

This content was published on March 19, 2019 12:01 AM

Notional rental value Home owners and tenants wary of reform plans

A new attempt is underway in Switzerland to do away with tax breaks for home owners who live in their own property.

RUAG Government wants to privatise state-owned defence contractor

RUAG International, Switzerland’s state-owned arms manufacturer, should be developed into an aerospace technology group and fully privatised. 

This content was published on March 18, 2019 2:15 PM

Eight years of conflict Reflections on the lives of Syrian children in exile

On the 8th anniversary of the Syrian conflict, UN World Food Programme reflects on life for children uprooted from war.

Exotic fibres Why bananas could be the fabric of the future

Can Swiss experiments with fibres from banana stem, nettle, wood or flax offer more sustainable alternatives to cotton?

20 years of The day Switzerland found its online voice

SWI is 20 years old today. It still fulfills its predecessor Swiss Radio International’s mission but by means barely existent in 1999.