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Financial transparency Switzerland in the age of automatic exchange of banking information

A year ago, Switzerland began to pass on data on the bank accounts held by foreigners in Swiss banks to around 30 countries.

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Watchmaking

Baselworld 2019 Start-ups out to conquer the watchmaking world

With several traditional watchmakers not in attendance, Baselworld has this year launched a platform to showcase industry start-ups.

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Pharma, biotechnology and agriculture

Swiss-made agrotech Swiss start-up leads the fight against food waste

A Swiss agrotech start-up has declared war on food waste with the development of a natural product that fights pathogenic fungi.

Gene therapy GE, Roche, Spark: flair for genes

The fear of missing out is a powerful motivator. Dealmaking in healthcare is often fuelled by a drive to outbid rivals for cutting-edge technology. 

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Technology, renewables and niche sectors

Hidden gems of Swiss industry Swiss-made wooden bathtubs make a splash in high-end bathrooms

Declining demand for traditional wooden boats motivated a Swiss boat builder to ditch yachts for bubble baths. 

A hard-earned thirst Micro-breweries battle for space in growing Swiss beer market

Switzerland’s love of beer is driving a boom in local craft beer brewers. Now home to more than 1,000 breweries, is there a risk of market saturation?

Swiss craft beer How the Three Ladies tickle the taste buds

Brasserie Trois Dames in western Switzerland has built up a reputation as a local brewer of quality beer since its creation in 2003.

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Nouvo Made in Switzerland

What does it take to be able to proudly label a product as 'Made in Switzerland'?

Defining Swissness To be, or not to be, Swiss made

Goods with the ‘Swiss Made’ label have to meet stricter criteria since the beginning of the year to protect the use of the ‘Swiss’ name in products.

Cocoa kings The pioneers of Switzerland’s ‘Chocolate Revolution’

How did a country without a single homegrown cocoa bean become one of the world’s leading chocolate manufacturers?

An existential label 'The Swiss made label reaps billions of francs for Swiss watchmaking'

A new law that has come into force will define whether your Swiss watch really is Swiss after all.

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Baselworld 2017 Six things you should know about the watchmaking industry

Why is Switzerland so dominant in this sector? How many Swiss watchmakers are there? Is Rolex the best known brand?