Swiss banking giant UBS is struggling to get up from its knees after an awful 12 months. Now it is getting in a former Swiss finance minister to
Little sign of the crisis on the stands at the Geneva motorshow with hundreds of new models jostling for the buyer’s attention.
Except that not
Switzerland is the latest European country to enter recession.
Its economy shrank at the end of last year as export demand slumped and companies
Swiss voters have backed a referendum giving Bulgarians and Romanians the same rights to work in the country as other EU citizens.
Voting in Switzerland on a referendum to allow more EU citizens into its labour market has ended.
The Swiss were deciding on whether to extend
Swiss voters are deciding whether to allow more European Union citizens into its labour market.
Voters are deciding whether to extend an existing
The Swiss are preparing to vote on whether Romanians and Bulgarians should be allowed to live and work in Switzerland without a visa.
Life is getting back to normal in the Swiss ski resort of Davos now that the world’s movers and shakers have packed up their things and gone.
The world economic forum in Davos wound up having produced a consensus on the need to achieve a new global trade deal and to avoid destructive
Hundreds of protesters have marched in Davos to give the thumbs-down to leaders at the World Economic Forum.
While anti-globalisation rallies are
Sam is the University of Zurich’s latest robot. Sam – short for Sweating Agile Mannequin – is helping researchers develop new fibres to make clothes
The free circulation of people but not necessarily of goods will now be the norm in Switzerland. The Alpine nation has always had strict limits on
The border patrol in Switzerland is still hard at work but it is no longer business as usual with major changes in force from today. Routine passport
The Swiss National Bank has slashed interest rates by a further half a percent. This is its fourth cut in two months, dropping the cost of borrowing
The Swiss People’s Party, the SVP, is very clear about its likes and dislikes: tightening up on immigration – for; abortion – against; closer ties
The Swiss right-wing is back in the government tonight. But it is not party leader Christoph Blocher who has been re-elected to the cabinet, but the
The right-wing Swiss Peoples Party has its foot back in the door of power thanks to Ueli Maurer, an anti-European xenophobe who is now the new Swiss
Swiss banking’s number two, Credit Suisse, has announced it is to cut 5,300 jobs. That means around 11 percent of the group’s global workforce will
If confirmation were needed about the severity of the world credit crisis, the fallout has now hit one of Switzerland’s major financial names. Credit
Celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Human Rights Declaration next month have been launched with a major work of art.
The dome of the
Switzerland’s top two banks have taken emergency measures to shore up their finances. Credit Suisse is raising new funds from private investors while
French engineering company Alstom is again in the legal firing line following a raid on several of its Swiss branches and an arrest. Some 50 Swiss
Switzerland’s biggest open-air music event, the Paleo Festival, sold out this year, with some 225,000 music lovers making the trip to Nyon by Lake
Switzerland has reacted cautiously to reports that Libya is to cut off oil sales to the country following the arrest of Colonel Gadaffi’s youngest