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Week in Numbers Money laundering, billionaires and the death of a Swiss personality

Kobi Kühn

Former Swiss national football team manager Kobi Kühn was honoured as "Swiss of the Year" in 2006.

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Almost every article published by contains a percentage, an age, an amount of money or some other figure. Here’s a round-up of some of the most interesting statistics to appear in the past week’s stories.



One of two Coutts bankers who failed to report suspicious transactions linked to the $4.5 billion 1MDB Malaysian sovereign wealth fund scandal was fined CHF13,000, Swiss media uncovered. The other banker is appealing a fine.



Companies in Switzerland may benefit annually by over CHF3,000 per apprentice when they train their own staff from scratch, a report has found.  



Jakob “Köbi” Kuhn, manager of the Swiss national football team from 2001 to 2008, has died aged 76 after a long illness



The government expects consumers and businesses to benefit by CHF860 million as it plans to cut import duties for a wide range of industrial goods in 2022. 



This is the number of people supporting a “Glacier Initiative” calling on the Swiss authorities to dramatically step up efforts to cut greenhouse gases by 2050. 


702 billion

The 300 richest people in Switzerland saw their fortunes increase by 4% overall in 2019, to reach CHF702 billion, according to a report.

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