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Cobalt Trafigura bets on Congo even as Glencore shuts mine

Trafigura is helping to finance a $450m Congolese copper and cobalt facility even as Glencore prepares to shut its mine in the country.

This content was published on October 16, 2019 10:00 AM

Forced labour Can Swiss assistance help clean up Uzbek cotton?

A Swiss-backed international programme may help bring back investors after a boycott of Uzbek cotton, but not everyone is sure how much has changed.

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Economic development Is Geneva struggling to attract firms and staff?

Several US and Japanese multinationals have recently announced downsizing in Geneva. Is it part of a larger trend?

WEF index Swiss are skilled but not so dynamic, finds ranking

Switzerland has slipped down a slot in the annual Global Competitiveness Index from the World Economic Forum (WEF).

This content was published on October 9, 2019 12:01 AM

HI-tech pharma Novartis and Microsoft to develop drugs using AI

Novartis and Microsoft have signed a five-year partnership aimed at transforming the Basel-based pharma’s business using AI.

This content was published on October 1, 2019 7:15 PM

Swiss online Record number of online traders hit by fraud

A record number of Swiss online traders say they have been victim of fraud this year, a new survey has found. 

This content was published on September 25, 2019 9:38 PM

Social media Facebook to double numbers in Zurich office

Facebook wants to double the number of employees at its Zurich office, which currently employs 80 people, according to the regional head of the ...

This content was published on September 24, 2019 2:08 PM

Ethical clothing Swiss fashion brands slow to ensure living wage

Campaigners are calling on Swiss fashion brands to step up efforts to ensure workers in their supply chains are treated fairly.

This content was published on September 19, 2019 9:00 AM

research and development Nestlé launches packaging institute to address plastic waste

Swiss consumer goods giant Nestlé has launched a new packaging institute with the specific goal to address the global problem of plastic waste.

This content was published on September 12, 2019 10:07 PM

Counterfeit bullion Can Swiss refineries stay ahead of forgers?

Swiss refineries have come under the spotlight following revelations of the existence of fraudulently stamped gold bars.

Swiss exports How much would a German economic downturn hit Switzerland?

The German and Swiss economies are closely linked, especially in certain sectors. This is how the trade relationship has developed.