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Week in Numbers Deals, no deals and avalanche warnings


Almost every article published by contains a percentage, an age, an amount of money or some other figure. Here’s a round-up of the most interesting statistics to appear in the past week’s stories.



Following several deaths and injuries, the highest avalanche risk rating of “level 5” was declared for important winter tourism areas like Davos, Klosters, Grindelwald, Engelberg, Andermatt and Disentis.  



VoteInfo was launched. The government app helps users learn about upcoming votes and check the results over the course of a vote day. It’s also possible to explore archives that go back as far as 1981 at the federal level and even further in the cases of some cantons: 1831 for Zurich. 



The number of merger and acquisition deals involving Swiss companies hit a record high of 493 in 2018.  



Around 57% of the Swiss population are middle-class. Wages are the main factor when deciding whether someone is middle-class. 



The number of delegates from the United States heading to the World Economic Forum’s annual general meeting. Originally President Trump was going to attend but he pulled out on January 10. Cabinet ministers Steven Mnuchin, Wilbur Ross and Mike Pompeo had still been scheduled to make it to Davos, but that plan was also scotched.

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