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Shop closed More Swiss firms declare bankruptcy

The number of Swiss companies declaring bankruptcy rose again slightly in 2018 to 4,813. Construction, the trades and catering were the most affected.

This content was published on January 18, 2019 2:01 PM

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Design anniversary Time flies: iconic Swiss railway clock turns 75

The clocks in Switzerland's railway stations with their particular modern look have become an icon of Swiss design.

Second strike Avalanche damages Swiss mountain cable car

A second avalanche at a Swiss mountain resort has forced a cable car to stop operating, most likely for several months until the damage can be ...

This content was published on January 18, 2019 12:07 PM

European stand-off ‘The EU will not renegotiate the framework treaty with Switzerland’

As signs increasingly suggest that a framework agreement with the EU is heading for failure, a political analyst warns that Brussels will not budge.

Glencore plant Swiss minister criticised for copper mine comments

Swiss Foreign Affairs Minister Ignazio Cassis is coming under renewed pressure over his visit to a Glencore-run copper mine in Zambia.

This content was published on January 18, 2019 10:05 AM

Environmental protest Swiss youths strike for climate protection

Young people from schools and universities around Switzerland are going on strike on Friday to demand greater action to combat climate change.

Life abroad Switzerland rated fifth-best country for expat careers

Switzerland is one of the most popular countries for international workers, who appreciate in particular the good work-life balance.

This content was published on January 17, 2019 2:07 PM

Demographics Some 57% of Swiss are middle-class

Around 57% of the Swiss population are middle-class, according to the Federal Statistical Office.

This content was published on January 17, 2019 10:51 AM

2018 report Swiss firms in record number of mergers and acquisitions

The number of merger and acquisition deals involving Swiss companies hit a record high in 2018, according to a report by consultancy firm KPMG. 

This content was published on January 16, 2019 8:53 PM