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Switzerland

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  • Swiss savers shrug off negative interest, foreign banks the target

    Denise Anderegg is happy enough about the Swiss National Bank's decision to charge banks for deposits. The pensioner remembers the 1970s when Swiss authorities last used negative interest rates to deter investors from using their currency as a safe...
  • The Swiss Army knife of dream car wish lists

    The Swiss Army knife of dream car wish lists
    Some car-loving Tribune staffers have ditched car owership in favor of car-sharing services; some of us drive older model Subaru Foresters, Honda Civics, Toyota Prii; some drive newer Nissan Altimas, Volkswagen CCs, and Subaru Outbacks. But we all dream...
  • Swiss government sees economy gaining steam in next two years

    The Swiss government expects the economy to strengthen over the next two years, albeit at a slower pace than previously forecast as it revised down its forecast for growth next year citing an uncertain environment. "The Swiss economy remained on a...
  • Swiss add names to list to prevent bypassing of Russian sanctions

    Switzerland has added 13 people and five organizations to a list designed to stop the country being used as a conduit to circumvent Western sanctions against Russia. Switzerland, which is outside the European Union but is linked by agreements governing...
  • Move to the right stirs uproar at staid Swiss newspaper

    Outraged reporters at Switzerland's oldest newspaper appeared on Monday to have foiled an attempt to install an editor with links to a leading right-wing party in a tussle that reflects a wider battle over the direction of Swiss politics. The Neue...
  • Swiss lawmakers approve more financial scrutiny of sports officials

    Swiss lawmakers passed a bill on Friday that would subject sports officials -- such as the head of soccer's governing body, FIFA, and the International Olympic Committee -- to more financial scrutiny by banks in Switzerland. Switzerland is responding...
  • Former Swiss banker collapses in WikiLeaks trial

    The trial of a former Julius Baer banker accused of breaching Swiss banking secrecy laws by handing over confidential data about offshore clients to WikiLeaks was halted on Wednesday after the defendant collapsed. Rudolf Elmer, a former senior...
  • A 360-degree view from the cockpit of a fighter jet

     
    See what it’s like to ride in the cockpit of a F-5 fighter jet as the Swiss Air Force aerobatic team, Patrouille Suisse, flies in formation over the Alps in a series of 360 videos by panoramic photographer Dominik Baumann. Baumann flew with the...
  • Swiss to increase oversight of FIFA, other sports bodies

    A privileged existence in Switzerland for some of the largest sports organizations in the world and their top executives including Sepp Blatter, president of world soccer's governing body FIFA, may be coming to an end. Responding to years of corruption...
  • Private consumption props up Swiss economy in third quarter

    Switzerland's economy grew 0.6 percent in the third quarter from the previous three months, twice as fast as expected and helped by private consumption and exports of chemical and pharmaceutical products, data showed on Wednesday. Quarterly growth was...
  • Swiss museum releases lists of works from Cornelius Gurlitt art trove

    The Swiss museum that recently accepted works of art from the trove of the late Cornelius Gurlitt has published preliminary lists of the pieces that the German collector had hidden from the public for decades. On Thursday, the Kunstmuseum Bern said...