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The week ahead Traditions, job cuts and climate cash

Here are the top stories we’re following the week of November 16.



In an era of smartphones and constant entertainment, we find out how Swiss traditions like folk music fight to be kept alive and passed down to the next generation. 



Switzerland’s future as a manufacturing hub is in question, with the list of industrial firms in Switzerland that have cut jobs in recent months continuing to grow as a result of the strong franc. Unions are stepping in as companies are try to find ways to address falling revenues. 



In a few weeks, all eyes will be on Paris as world leaders meet once again to try to address climate change. But any solution won’t just be words on paper; it will depend on money – lots of it – for new green technologies. What do those climate financing schemes look like?


And, heading into the holiday shopping season, will online shopping attract Swiss customers, or lose its lustre? A report on their habits tells the trend.



Snowy mountains and picturesque villages have made Switzerland the preferred destination for Indian filmmakers in search of the perfect backdrop for their song and dance sequences.  Swiss businesses like catering, production companies and helicopter rentals get a slice of the Bollywood action too. But collaboration with Indian film units doesn’t always have a fairy tale ending.

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