Executive bonuses

A new era of pay restraint for Swiss bosses has got underway with a swirl of sparklers rather than a full scale firework display. Even when the new bonus-curbing rules come into full effect by 2016, few people believe the ‘cats’ will get very much leaner.  

A model of care

Switzerland has an ageing population – which also means more dementia cases. A residential care home in Biel offers dementia patients a sense of security, while also allowing them a certain amount of freedom. swissinfo.ch went to have a look. 

Living with dementia

A walk in the garden

Living with dementia

A tour of the house

Living with dementia

How the Blanks cope

The future of the internet

Brazil is playing host this week to the “World Cup of internet governance”, as technology magazine Wired put it. States, hi-tech firms and civil society players will compete over how the net is managed. A Swiss negotiator gives his insights.  

Spanish Civil War

A new book sheds fresh light on Swiss attitudes toward the regime of General Franco in Spain, suggesting that Swiss diplomats worked with it in order to protect Switzerland’s economic and political interests – at the cost of human rights.  

Klee, Macke, Moilliet

It’s 100 years since the three artists and friends Paul Klee, August Macke and Louis Moilliet made their legendary journey to Tunisia. To celebrate this significant moment in modern art, the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern is bringing together more than 140 works of art and putting on a rich and varied programme of activities. 

Stopping traffic

Turn a corner in the village of Koblenz and you’ll see cars and ten-wheeler trucks backed up waiting to enter or exit Germany, blocking the idyllic view of the Rhine River. It’s one of many Swiss border towns struggling to cope with growing traffic.  

Anti-crisis tool

The debate on the merits of a minimum wage can be heard far beyond the borders of Switzerland, where voters will decide on May 18 whether to adopt a nationwide limit. Many western and emerging nations are also grappling with the issue. 

 

FATCA

Swiss tax authority contacts US clients

Americans with Swiss bank accounts are getting post in connection with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) from Switzerland’s Federal Tax Administration (FTA). In a statement on Tuesday, the FTA announced that it had prepared the letter for banks to include when writing to US bank clients.  [...]

Favoured tipple

Consumption of local wine rises again

After years of decline, the consumption of Swiss wines – mainly produced in the cantons Valais, Vaud and Ticino – increased in 2013, helped by government measures to promote local production.  [...]

Big sales

Nestlé becomes global top three consumer company

Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, has moved into the top three of a worldwide ranking of consumer product companies, according to a report compiled by business advisory firm Deloitte.  [...]

Credit Suisse ploughs on

Brady Dougan reassures sceptics in interview

Ukraine annexation

Geneva talks end in roadmap to calm tensions

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