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Financial transparency Switzerland in the age of automatic exchange of banking information

A year ago, Switzerland began to pass on data on the bank accounts held by foreigners in Swiss banks to around 30 countries.

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Watchmaking

Code41 The start-up breaking the codes of Swiss watchmaking

Lausanne-based start-up Code41 is breaking taboos in the traditional Swiss watchmaking industry and gaining loyal followers in the process.

Milus How a 100-year-old watch brand came back to Switzerland

Charting the rise, fall and resurrection of a classic Swiss watch brand.

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Pharma, biotechnology and agriculture

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.

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

Energy Vault Revolutionary idea to store green power for the grid

Stacking blocks of concrete with a crane to store energy and use the force of gravity to keep producing electricity when renewable sources are ...

Geosatis Swiss-made ankle bracelets ride global prison reform trend

Swiss company Geosatis has become one of the principal suppliers of electronic ankle bracelets for convicts worldwide.

Hidden gems of Swiss industry Swiss-made wooden bathtubs make a splash in high-end bathrooms

Declining demand for traditional wooden boats motivated a Swiss boat builder to ditch yachts for bubble baths. 

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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?