Forty years after Japanese quartz watches brought the Swiss watch industry to its knees, the sector faces a new challenge in the “smartwatch”. The new products are booking record sales, but the industry is divided as to the potential threat posed. [...]
How have Swiss teenagers become top European performers in maths, as has just been revealed by the latest international assessment? swissinfo.ch went to the Rietwis School in the canton of Zurich to see how one institution has got it right. [...]
Free trade agreement
A new agreement between Bern and Beijing aims to reduce barriers to bilateral trade. It means Swiss companies will be able to export to China on favourable conditions. Yet for some, the thousand-page document contains worrying aspects. [...]
Investing in being 'liked'
Swiss banks are behind the times when it comes to social media according to a new study. In comparison with banks outside Switzerland, many have only cautiously taken up using digital networks. [...]
Rene Weber was a dental technician before deciding to sink his teeth into a new calling – the life of a Protestant pastor. Does the Bible provide him with an answer to every problem? Of course not, he says, but it offers him support and guidance in his life. [...]
The works of today’s artists are sold at dizzying prices that break one record after another. This trend is due to a new generation of collectors, explains Nadia Berri, a Swiss artist who teaches at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London. [...]