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AI = Appenzell IR
AR = Appenzell AR
BE = Bern
BL = Basel-Land
BS = Basel-Stadt
FR = Fribourg
GE = Genève
GL = Glarus
GR = Graubünden
JU = Jura
LU = Luzern
NE = Neuchâtel
NW = Nidwalden
OW = Obwalden
SG = Sankt Gallen
SH = Schaffhausen
SO = Solothurn
SZ= Schwyz
TG = Thurgau
TI = Ticino
ZG = Zug
ZH = Zürich

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16/04/2014 11:50 Firms fear vote impact on recruiting

Half of Swiss companies expect the recent vote to restrict the inflow of European Union workers to have a negative impact on their ability to fill jobs, according to a survey. At the same time, 36% of professions are experiencing a talent shortfall. (Photo: Keystone)

14/04/2014 17:00 Sergio Ermotti: The quick fixer with a long game

In late September 2011, the high command of UBS gathered in Singapore for a series of crucial meetings. A week earlier, the Swiss bank had uncovered a $2.3 billion (CHF2.02 billion) loss caused by a rogue trader in London, and the lender’s leadership was under intense pressure to respond. (Photo: Keystone)

10/04/2014 13:18 Have multinationals had their day?

Whether you trace them back to Assyrian trading networks in 2000BC, or only as far as the mid-19th century when the modern cross-border joint-stock company was born, multinationals have had a good run. (Photo: Keystone)

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14.04.2011 | 10:12:27
Berne, 30.03.2011 - On 30 March 2011, the Swiss Federal Council (government) adopted a revised ordinance on origin rules for tariff preferences for developing countries. The revised ordinance will pave the way to an enhanced access to the Swiss market for goods from developing countries.
Hans-Peter Egler, Head Trade Promotion SECO
28.02.2011 | 16:22:00
Following a comprehensive investigation into the large-scale theft of data from HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA, FINMA has reprimanded the bank for deficiencies in its internal organisation and IT controls. FINMA has also called on the bank to see through the measures it has already initiated to comply with the legal requirements. FINMA will ensure that these measures are implemented promptly.
FINMA - Tobias Lux, Media Spokesperson,
21.02.2011 | 12:44:40

All businesses wanting to export successfully should take note of an important date: 7 April 2011. On this day, you will be presented with a load of know-how at Osec's Swiss foreign trade forum.

Swiss exporters will explain how they have made it on new markets, and experts from all over the world will give you valuable practical tips en masse. You'll feel the pulse of the Swiss export industry during catchy speeches, exciting panel discussions, in-depth workshops and promising networking breaks. Be part of the action when the Osec Export Awards are presented for the best projects, chosen by a top-class jury. Get up close and personal with the superior export community, and take away as many valuable experiences and contacts from it as you can.

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10.02.2011 | 14:16:57
4th Swiss-African Business Exchange.
The annual gathering for business between Switzerland and Africa.
16-17 March 2011, Geneva
29.01.2011 | 17:48:30
Bern, 29.01.2011 - A meeting with the German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble today concluded the informal talks held by Federal Councillor Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
Brigitte Hauser-Süss, Head of FDF Communications
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