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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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23/04/2014 11:05 GSK finds formula for growth with Novartis deal

Another day, another big pharma deal. Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) became the latest companies to join the industry’s mergers and acquisition frenzy on Tuesday with a sweeping exchange of assets that will reshape both companies. (Photo: Keystone)

22/04/2014 17:00 ‘Fat cat’ pay sees evolution, not revolution

A new era of pay restraint for Swiss bosses has got underway with a swirl of sparklers rather than a full scale firework display. Even when the new bonus-curbing rules come into full effect by 2016, few people believe the ‘cats’ will get very much leaner. (Photo: Keystone)

22/04/2014 11:47 Nestlé becomes global top three consumer company

Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, has moved into the top three of a worldwide ranking of consumer product companies, according to a report compiled by business advisory firm Deloitte. (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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OSEC
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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