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history of tourism Why Thomas Cook’s collapse causes a sentimental sigh in Switzerland

News of Thomas Cook's collapse strikes a nostalgic note for many Swiss, who credit it with helping create the country’s tourist industry.

Inside ‘On’ shoes The making of a Swiss footwear multinational

Swiss footwear company On is making a name for itself in an industry that has been dominated by big players like Nike. What makes it different?

Protest movement Swiss companies keep watchful eye on Hong Kong protests

Swiss companies are monitoring the situation in Hong Kong, wary that the chaos could impact their bottom line.

health and environment Pesticide companies ‘seriously deficient’ on human rights, says UN toxics expert

The UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics believes pesticide companies and the Swiss government should do more to phase out hazardous chemicals.

mental health Why burnout is such a controversial issue in Switzerland

Burnout is still poorly understood, despite a new classification by world health authorities. How is Switzerland coming to terms with the syndrome?

explainer How can a drug cost $2.1 million?

US authorities have approved a $2.1 million gene therapy, making it the most expensive drug ever. Can such a price tag be justified?

World Health Organization WHO adopts watered-down resolution on drug transparency

The World Health Organization (WHO) has adopted a resolution to improve transparency on drug prices but some people say it doesn't go far enough.

This content was published on May 28, 2019 6:10 PM

World Health Assembly Push for drug pricing transparency strikes a nerve with industry

The 72nd World Health Assembly opens on Monday, but a draft resolution to end secrecy around drug pricing has already struck a nerve.

Labour market Non-EU graduates struggle with Swiss job access

Complicated rules and immigration laws present obstacles for graduates of Swiss schools from outside the EU or EFTA. Will a legal change help?

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.

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. 

Stockpiling Swiss companies make contingency plans amid Brexit uncertainty

As the Brexit saga continues, Swiss companies are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best.

International Women's Day Mothers face double-edged sword in Swiss workplace culture

More women in Switzerland are calling for an end to a stigma on mothers in the workplace that is holding their careers and the country back.

Working at a multinational Inside IKEA: a furniture store on a social mission

IKEA has a long and rich history in Switzerland and now it is trying to rally other companies in the country around gender equality. Will they listen?

WEF19 WEF in 60 seconds: Day 4

Jessica Davis Plüss and Dominique Soguel-dit-Picard are reporting from Davos in eastern Switzerland on the big issues and mood at the WEF 2019 ...

WEF19 - Future of Health The pharma holy grail: drugs for you, designed by you

In the age of sensors, wearables, and artificial intelligence (AI), almost everything can be customised for the individual.

WEF19 Dr. Genya Dana on precision medicine

Dr. Genya Dana of the WEF Fourth Industrial Revolution Centre in San Francisco talks about how Big Data is advancing precision medicine.

WEF19 WEF in 60 seconds: Day 3

Jessica Davis Plüss and Dominique Soguel-dit-Picard are reporting from Davos in eastern Switzerland on the big issues and mood at the WEF.

WEF19 Are companies and consumers ready to shun plastic?

The massive amount of plastic pollution has ignited public concern as well as debate in Davos, but the real work is still to come.

WEF19 Closing the gender gap: a Swiss view at WEF

IKEA Switzerland CEO Simona Scarpaleggia says what it will take for the global gathering in Davos to achieve a 50-50 gender balance.

WEF19 WEF in 60 seconds: Day 1

Jessica Davis Plüss and Dominique Soguel-dit-Picard are reporting from Davos on the big issues and mood at the WEF 2019 annual meeting.

WEF19 Who’s in the WEF in-crowd?

Making it on the participants list at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting is no easy feat. Who made the cut this year?

WEF 2019 Interview with Syngenta CEO, Erik Fyrwald

Erik Fyrwald, CEO of Swiss-based Syngenta, sat down with swissinfo.ch ahead of WEF 2019 to share his views on the future of food.

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