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Anti-pesticide Basel chemical industry targeted by demonstrators

An estimated 2,000 people in the Swiss city of Basel have protested against agrochemical firms as part of a global movement.

This content was published on May 18, 2019 6:37 PM

Big data Your employer might be watching you. Should you care?

The new wave of workplace data analytics is raising tough questions in Switzerland with its strong culture of trust and privacy.

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Starling satellite monitoring Can Nestlé monitor its palm oil from the sky?

Nestlé provided a sneak peek into the satellite technology it is using to monitor its palm oil supply chain.

Tuna bonds Credit Suisse faces complaint over Mozambique loan

A non-governmental organisation in Switzerland has lodged a criminal complaint against the Credit Suisse bank over $1 billion in loans to Mozambique.

This content was published on April 29, 2019 3:40 PM

Talent bottleneck Switzerland losing attractiveness for multinationals

Once the ideal destination for multinationals to set up shop, Switzerland is being outpaced by other European hubs like the Netherlands. 

NGO investigation Syngenta slammed for hazardous pesticide profits

A UN representative is demanding action following reports that Swiss crop science company Syngenta is selling highly hazardous pesticides abroad.

This content was published on April 17, 2019 2:52 PM

Mining in the DRC ‘Phones come at the price of shattered health and environment’

​​​​​​​A Congolese nun, lawyer and civil rights activist takes on mining giant Glencore on its home turf.

Mining and human rights How Glencore does its homework

Swiss commodity giant Glencore is often under fire for its human rights record. Glencore’s sustainability chief explains its due diligence approach.

Fewer Swiss shares Foreign investors own 60% of Swiss corporations

Global financial institutions are increasingly dominating the shareholders of major Swiss companies.

This content was published on April 7, 2019 4:51 PM

Vaping Swiss lab finds toxic substances in Philip Morris e-cigarette

Highly toxic substances escape from the filters of IQOS electronic cigarettes produced by the Swiss-based tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris.

This content was published on April 7, 2019 1:10 PM

Export concern Swiss medical device firms wary of Brexit bottlenecks

Certificates for Swiss devices issued by British notified bodies could be rendered void in the European Union post-Brexit. 

This content was published on April 4, 2019 11:29 AM

Numbers stable Switzerland continues to lure foreign companies

Switzerland attracted 282 foreign firms to set up shop in the alpine state, creating 899 jobs last year, according to cantonal economic chiefs.

This content was published on April 2, 2019 8:22 PM

Responsible Business Initiative How easy is it to hold Swiss companies to account abroad?

Swiss citizens may soon vote on whether to make companies liable for their actions abroad. Three stories show the challenges of getting justice.

Trading protest Commodities summit attracts activists’ ire

Around 200 demonstrators have marched through Lausanne, protesting against a conference attended by the world’s biggest commodities traders.

This content was published on March 26, 2019 9:30 PM

MNC Nestlé expands in China with two new sites

Swiss food giant Nestlé has opened a research and development centre in Beijing and a systems technology platform in Shenzhen, according to a ...

This content was published on March 25, 2019 3:21 PM