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Business environment Swiss businesses and start-ups set record in 2019

Entrepreneurs are thriving in Switzerland, with a record number of companies launched in 2019 and unprecedented investment pumped into start-ups.

This content was published on January 23, 2020 10:00 AM

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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 ...

Christmas music The CHF3,000 Swiss recorders that play in the top league

Charting how the family business Meyerrecorders produces the world's best musical recorders.

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.

Expensive Switzerland The $31 million watch and other Swiss price world records

Whatever your view on CHF640 bars of chocolate, Switzerland holds several world records when it comes to expensive goods. 

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.

All change! A century of design on the move

The Swiss Museum for Design has opened an exhibition showcasing the iconic signs that adorn Swiss railways and trains.

Ripe for disruption Startups struggle to make a mark in the conservative luxury industry

Swiss luxury startups are finding it difficult to break into an established market that can be averse to change due to longstanding traditions. 

Flight cancellations Swiss grounds A220 fleet for engine checks

Swiss International Air Lines has grounded its fleet of 29 Airbus A220 jets to make engine checks.

This content was published on October 15, 2019 6:03 PM

Blick Switzerland’s best-selling newspaper turns 60

A "courageous and aggressive" media voice introduced itself in Switzerland on October 14, 1959.

This content was published on October 14, 2019 4:18 PM

#swiss history pics Bally keeps in step with the times

A region in northern Switzerland lived and worked in harmony with the Bally shoe factory. The rest as they say is history.