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Growth rate predicted to pick up

29 March 2017 | 0 comments

A prestigious economic research centre forecasts a growth rate of 1.5% for the Swiss economy in 2017 – unchanged from last year – but more improvement after that buoyed by a modest recovery in the eurozone...

When ‘old’ immigrants help ‘new’ ones

29 March 2017 | 0 comments

Italians in Switzerland are considered an integration success story even though they used to face violence and racism. One organisation is using their experience to help new immigrants, by throwing a party.The...

Swiss court rules against parents' baby name choice: ‘J’ is not a name

28 March 2017 | 0 comments

A baby girl's fourth name – 'J' – saw her parents end up in court, based on a Swiss law that allows court interference in the 'interests of the child'.

Red Hot Chili Peppers to light up Paléo

28 March 2017 | 0 comments

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jamiroquai, The Pixies, Renaud, Arcade Fire and Manu Chao are just a few of the big-name artists due to grace the stages at Paléo, Switzerland’s largest open-air festival this...

Pricey gadgets profit from Swiss watchmaking skills

28 March 2017 | 0 comments

Swiss companies are using precision mechanics from the watchmaking industry to manufacture gadgets and accessories for those with deep pockets.What do you give a man who has everything, including a fancy...

Evolution on a Swiss scale

28 March 2017 | 0 comments

It seems like we’re always hearing the buzzword ‘biodiversity’ and how important it is…but does it really matter if we lose a species here or there? Research on one of Switzerland’s most popular fish provides...

Domestic murders, burglaries fall in Switzerland

27 March 2017 | 0 comments

Crime fell by 4% in 2016 with marked drops in the number of recorded homicides, burglaries and thefts around Switzerland, the government reported on Monday.There were 467,731 criminal cases last year,...

Turkey acts in wake of anti-Erdogan banner

27 March 2017 | 0 comments

Istanbul’s public prosecutor has said it will take legal action in the wake of a demonstration in Bern against Turkey’s president, Turkish news media reported on Monday.Turkish authorities say they also...

Trains running again in Swiss city

27 March 2017 | 0 comments

Nothing that train crews and Swiss chocolate couldn't fix: Lucerne’s rail station reopened after an unprecedented closure, lasting four and a half days, to clear up after a train accident. As services...

Soontorn Leoni: from troubled childhood to successful businessman

27 March 2017 | 0 comments

He was born in Thailand, but moved to Switzerland at a young age. The 45-year-old Thai-Swiss Soontorn Leoni had a difficult start to life, but following a stay in a children’s home, eventually found his...

Private security boom worries Swiss police

26 March 2017 | 0 comments

Fear of terrorism has reportedly created a thriving market for private security firms in Switzerland, but a lack of uniform standards has Swiss police concerned.According to a Sunday report in newspaper...

Stories making the Swiss Sunday papers

26 March 2017 | 0 comments

The Sunday papers bore positive news regarding Swiss relations with the EU, particularly on immigration issues, as well as reactions to parliament’s recent acceptance of a pension scheme overhaul.People...

Reinvented: from gadgets to hunting for a Swiss flat

26 March 2017 | 0 comments

Here are a few of the stories we will bring you during the week starting on March 27.TuesdayIt seems like we’re always hearing the buzzword ‘biodiversity’ and how important it is…but does it really matter...

Why 2017 will be about simplicity and sophistication for watch wearers

26 March 2017 | 0 comments

We’ve mined the promotional data from Baselworld, the world’s biggest watch fair, to find out what people with deep pockets may be wearing on their wrists this year.The year 2016 was another bad year for...

Language debate reveals generation gap

25 March 2017 | 0 comments

The possible introduction of English as additional language of the Swiss expatriate community was one of the highlights of Saturday’s session of the Swiss Abroad Council.The assembly, which met in the...

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