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New banknote How to set aside CHF1,000

The latest version of the world’s most valuable banknote has been unveiled. How much effort does it take to earn or save enough for one?

Closing time Record restaurant closures blamed on strong franc

More than three times as many pubs and restaurants disappeared in Switzerland last year as the year before.

This content was published on May 28, 2018 12:21 PM

IMD Ranking Switzerland remains in top five for competitiveness despite fall

Switzerland has dropped from second to fifth place in an annual ranking of the world’s most competitive economies.

This content was published on May 23, 2018 8:00 PM

Overnight stays Geneva hotels are the most expensive in Europe

Staying in a hotel in Geneva costs more than anywhere else in Europe, according to an international survey. The €242.90 (CHF288 or $300) average ...

This content was published on April 16, 2018 2:52 PM
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Economic fallout Swiss markets tumble on Brexit news

Swiss stocks fell sharply and the franc rose in strength as news of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union reverberated around the markets.

Ups and Downs Why a central bank hates a safe haven

The Swiss franc has traditionally been a safe haven for investors in times of crisis. Why exactly has the Swiss National Bank been doing ...

Opinion An accidental currency war?

Mohamed A. El-Erian argues central banks eventually must end their unprecedented activism.

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New money Swiss National Bank unveils latest CHF50 note

The new 50-franc note, introduced by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) on Wednesday, has 15 security features.

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