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  1. Business - Economy

    Switzerland keeps crown as most competitive economy

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 09:56am by Reuters

    ... Tom Miles in Geneva Switzerland has kept its title as the world’s most competitive economy for the fifth year running, though it needs to resist any temptation to protect its core banking ... of Davos, said the same economies made the top 10 as last year, but in a different order. Singapore and Finland remained in second and third place respectively in the Forum’s annual Global ...

  2. News - World - SWITZERLAND

    Employers’ fears as Switzerland gets set to vote on world’s highest minimum wage

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:06pm by BLOOM

    ... you can't live in Switzerland." But Economy Minister Johann Schneider-Ammann warned: "A minimum wage won't stop poverty. This could be counterproductive." ... will test Swiss to the max Jasmin Eicher has already sacked her only full-time employee to keep afloat her shop selling cards, candles and paper in a Zurich suburb. If Switzerland approves what ...

  3. Business - Economy

    Stalling economy highlights tricky Swiss balancing act

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:33am by BLOOM

    ... Catherine Bosley Surprise slowdown points to need to boost exports, but EU-Russia tensions have also boosted the franc amid grim outlook for region Stalling economy highlights tricky Swiss balancing act The Swiss economy unexpectedly stalled in the second quarter of this year as stagnating growth in the euro zone hurt exports. Swiss gross domestic product was unchanged in the three ...

  4. Education system nurtures strong knowledge economy

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 07:58pm by Jacinta Plucinski, Stacey Johnson, Mia Daughenbaugh and Laleh Larijani

    ... benefit society and the marketplace. As competition increases in knowledge economies, Switzerland's educational institutions remain key in keeping the country ahead. ... Discovery Reports For a country with limited natural resources, the practical skills and ingenuity of its people have helped Switzerland to excel internationally. Such human resource ...

  5. News - World - SECURITY

    Switzerland flags 'safe passage' for Edward Snowden to spying inquiry

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:07pm by Reuters

    ... Snowden could be granted safe passage in Switzerland if he helped a potential criminal inquiry into US spying there, the Swiss public prosecutor's office said. He would probably not be extradited to the United States if Washington asked, but it was also unlikely that he would be granted political asylum, according to a document laying out Switzerland's legal options if Snowden ...

  6. News - China - CRIME

    Chinese 'jewellery thief' linked to diamond heists is arrested in Switzerland

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 02:07pm by AFP

    ... of dollars worth of diamonds across the world has been arrested in Switzerland during another robbery, Interpol said on Friday. Chinese national Jianguo Meng, 46, is linked to over a dozen heists ... to Interpol, Meng is suspected of carrying out robberies in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Malaysia, Monaco, Switzerland and Britain, and always operated in tandem with another individual. “In each ...

  7. Sport - Soccer

    Roy Hodgson under pressure as England face Switzerland in Euro qualifier

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... Sturridge and stung by recent media criticism, England begin their 2016 European Championship qualifying campaign on Monday with a perilous away game against chief group E rivals Switzerland ... the trip to Basel with injury. Going over to Switzerland is a tough game, but we know if we put in the performance and get the result, the fans are going to come back on our side Jack Wilshere ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    Wine Tasting: Jean-René Germanier from Switzerland

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 12:17am by Sarah Wong

    ... then, wine made from the grape tended to be fairly neutral in flavour and thin on the palate. Production was high, resulting in wines dilute in flavour and quality. Since the 1980s Switzerland ...

  9. News - China - TRADE

    China and Switzerland sign free-trade pact

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP, Bloomberg

    ... first FTA with a European country- non-EU member Iceland- but yesterday's deal marks the first with an economy in mainland Europe. The deal would facilitate Switzerland's efforts ... Agencies in Beijing Beijing signs free-trade deal with Switzerland China and Switzerland yesterday signed a free-trade agreement (FTA)- Beijing's first with a nation in continental ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China seals free-trade pact with Switzerland

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP, Bloomberg

    ... conclude [free-trade agreement] talks with such a developed and world-leading economy as Switzerland shows China's determination and courage in opening up wider," Xinhua quoted Li ... the conclusion of negotiations with Switzerland on a free-trade deal seen as a touchstone for China's growing global ties. In a speech at a lunch with business and financial leaders, Li said he ...




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