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The Week Ahead An architect of note, fishing for a living and ‘Blatterland’

Here are the top stories we’re following the week of August 24:




Sepp Blatter’s choice of holiday destinations is distinctly limited (in case he’s picked up for questioning), but one place the corruption-plagued FIFA president is always welcome is his home town of Ulrichen in canton Valais. Are inhabitants of “Blatterland” still devoted to the local hero?



Fishing: a popular pastime but unpopular job. While some 150,000 Swiss angle for pleasure, there are only a couple of hundred professional fishermen. Environmental and other challenges threaten the livelihoods of those remaining.      



Influential Swiss-born architect and urban-planner Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris died exactly 50 years ago. Le Corbusier, as he is better known, was one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. A retrospective of some of the eye-catching buildings he designed around the world.



In the wake of the landmark nuclear deal struck by Iran and six world powers in July, Swiss companies – and – are spending a day at a government-supported presentation in Zurich, interacting with top officials and diplomats about the potential Iranian market. Business opportunities lie not only in Iran’s huge oil reserves but also sectors such as agriculture, mining and manufacturing.

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