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Swiss Economic Forum Johnson confirms leadership bid at event in Switzerland 

Leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson, currently in Switzerland, said “of course” he would stand to be the next prime minister.

This content was published on May 24, 2019 4:13 PM

Chinese businessman  Convicted ex-Swissmetal chief banned from Switzerland 

Former chairman of the management board of Baoshida Swissmetal has been given a 24-month suspended prison sentence for unlawful business practices.

This content was published on May 24, 2019 3:09 PM

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Digital Pioneers: Peter Gloor The Swiss inventor whose story is the internet

Peter Gloor had a front-row seat to the early days of the World Wide Web. Today, he is driven by the desire to connect and improve the world. 

Collapsing demand Swiss Alpine holiday home market fragments under pressure

The market for holiday homes in the Swiss Alps has divided into the haves and have nots with only the most expensive regions recording growth, ...

This content was published on May 23, 2019 2:53 PM

High price island Swiss pay more for magazines and clothes than other countries

Swiss consumers pay a “high price island” premium of up to 245% for magazines and clothing compared to prices being charged for the same goods in ...

This content was published on May 23, 2019 12:01 PM

Good marks Image of Swiss banks improves among public

The image of Swiss banks has returned for the first time to pre-crisis levels, according to a survey. Cybercrime remains a concern, however. 

This content was published on May 22, 2019 3:01 PM

Worst-case scenarios What a Swiss nuclear disaster could do to Europe

If there were a serious accident at one of Switzerland’s nuclear reactors, many of the radiation victims would be residents of other countries.

Gender equality Women represented on all top Swiss company boards

For the first time, all of Switzerland’s top 20 companies have at least one woman in the boardroom. The finding by consultancy firm Russell ...

This content was published on May 20, 2019 4:20 PM

Commuter life How to behave on a Swiss train

Jump on, ride to your stop, hop off — without offending anybody. Sounds easy, but it’s not, warns a guru of Swiss transport etiquette.

sabbath retail Geneva shops to open three Sundays per year, voters decide

Geneva voters have narrowly accepted a new law to allow shops open on Sundays. A trial period of three Sundays per year for two years will be tested.

This content was published on May 19, 2019 5:35 PM

Week in Numbers E-bikes and C-sections

A round-up of some of the most eye-catching statistics to appear in the past week’s stories.