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WEF 2019 Brexit worries to keep Theresa May away from Davos

UK Prime Minister Theresa May, citing domestic concerns, has followed her French and American counterparts by pulling out of this year’s WEF.

This content was published on January 17, 2019 7:52 PM

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Safe hands Police need permission to film employees at work

The Swiss Federal Court has ruled that the use of police video surveillance to gather evidence of a crime in a work space must be approved.

This content was published on January 17, 2019 3:47 PM

Life abroad Switzerland rated fifth-best country for expat careers

Switzerland is one of the most popular countries for international workers, who appreciate in particular the good work-life balance, according to ...

This content was published on January 17, 2019 2:07 PM

2018 report Swiss firms in record number of mergers and acquisitions

The number of merger and acquisition deals involving Swiss companies hit a record high in 2018, according to a report by consultancy firm KPMG. 

This content was published on January 16, 2019 8:53 PM

Daniela Stoffel Government appoints new top finance diplomat

Daniela Stoffel has been appointed as new state secretary for international finance in the Swiss government.

This content was published on January 16, 2019 3:46 PM

WEF report Weakened cooperation hampers efforts to tackle global risks

The inability to foster collective action to deal with urgent major crises has reached a critical level, the latest WEF Global Risk Report warns.

Pierre Maudet Top Geneva politician wins reprieve in expenses scandal

Pierre Maudet, the embattled member of the Geneva cantonal government, has won the support of his local party grassroots.

This content was published on January 16, 2019 9:18 AM

White danger Avalanche risk level recedes slightly in Swiss Alps

The avalanche danger level has been lowered from the maximum level 5 to “high” (level 4), as heavy snowfalls abated on Tuesday. 

This content was published on January 15, 2019 3:12 PM

Salaries Workers paid in euros may not claim for currency losses

The Swiss Federal Court has ruled that two Swiss companies do not have to compensate two employees who were paid in euros and subsequently lost out. 

This content was published on January 15, 2019 3:07 PM

Wakker Prize Langenthal wins Swiss heritage award for 2019

The town of Langenthal in northern Switzerland has been awarded this year’s Wakker Prize for architectural development and preservation.