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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

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
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Watchmaking

Baselworld 2019 Start-ups out to conquer the watchmaking world

With several traditional watchmakers not in attendance, Baselworld has this year launched a platform to showcase industry start-ups.

Trendy and sustainable The new chic: pre-loved watches

With the rise of e-commerce and retro fashion trends, watches are finding a second life around new wrists.

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Pharma, biotechnology and agriculture

Gene therapy GE, Roche, Spark: flair for genes

The fear of missing out is a powerful motivator. Dealmaking in healthcare is often fuelled by a drive to outbid rivals for cutting-edge technology. 

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Technology, renewables and niche sectors

Swiss-made agrotech Swiss start-up leads the fight against food waste

A Swiss agrotech start-up has declared war on food waste with the development of a natural product that fights pathogenic fungi.

Swiss drone valley Startup makes life-saving robots inspired by flies

The drones of Lausanne start-up Flyability can reach inaccessible areas, reducing not only costs but also the risk of a fatal accident.

Swiss industry᾽s hidden gems Meet a company at the heart of Swiss-made high precision

Swiss industry owes much of its success to the thousands of SMEs that export extreme precision parts, tools and machines around the world.

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Nouvo Made in Switzerland

What does it take to be able to proudly label a product as 'Made in Switzerland'?

Defining Swissness To be, or not to be, Swiss made

Goods with the ‘Swiss Made’ label have to meet stricter criteria since the beginning of the year to protect the use of the ‘Swiss’ name in products.

Cocoa kings The pioneers of Switzerland’s ‘Chocolate Revolution’

How did a country without a single homegrown cocoa bean become one of the world’s leading chocolate manufacturers?

An existential label 'The Swiss made label reaps billions of francs for Swiss watchmaking'

A new law that has come into force will define whether your Swiss watch really is Swiss after all.

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Baselworld 2017 Six things you should know about the watchmaking industry

Why is Switzerland so dominant in this sector? How many Swiss watchmakers are there? Is Rolex the best known brand?