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Fair and sustainable beans Changing the coffee trade one farmer at a time

One couple in Switzerland is connecting consumers with coffee farmers in Ethiopia to make the best and most sustainable cup of coffee.

Climate finance  ‘We’re green enough’ says Swiss central bank 

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) is doing enough to mitigate climate damage with its investment policy, senior directors have stated.

This content was published on November 15, 2019 12:31 PM

Living together Homeless to hip: How Swiss housing cooperatives developed

Many of the cooperatives set up to alleviate the urban housing shortage following the First World War celebrate their 100th anniversary this year.

Anglo Leasing  When will the Swiss release Kenya’s millions? 

It’s been about a decade since funds embezzled in a Kenyan corruption scandal were frozen in Switzerland, so why hasn't the money moved?

valuable currency Time limit to exchange old banknotes eliminated

Banknotes as old as 1976 can soon be traded in at the national bank after a decision by the federal government to eliminate the 20-year time limit.

This content was published on November 13, 2019 6:07 PM

Employment Switzerland sees record number of cross-border workers

Ticino and Geneva in particular saw marked increases in the number of workers crossing the border, thanks partly to a stable Swiss economy.

Shareholder resistance Telecom operator Sunrise to pay up for failed deal

Following shareholder pushback, Sunrise has officially buried the controversial deal with cable network operator UPC.

This content was published on November 13, 2019 2:54 PM

Honorary passport No Swiss citizenship for WEF founder Schwab, reports say

World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab will not be receiving honorary citizenship, despite the idea being mooted earlier this year.

This content was published on November 12, 2019 4:37 PM

Has beans Why are the Swiss debating stockpiles of coffee?

Here’s what you need to know about the issue and why it's been brewing for months. 

Using common senses Fighting food waste with your eyes, nose and tongue

Two-thirds of the food thrown away in Switzerland could have been eaten. A new label on foodstuffs wants consumers to be much more discerning.