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  • Business rights or human rights? Swiss vote shines spotlight on companies Nov 26, 2020 12:15 PM IST

    Business rights or human rights? Swiss vote shines spotlight on companies

    Glencore says the accusations levelled against it by the campaign are misplaced, and wrong.

  • Swiss gold exports to Asia tumble as bullion flows to London Oct 20, 2020 04:16 PM IST

    Swiss gold exports to Asia tumble as bullion flows to London

    Switzerland is a major gold refining and transit centre, while London is a storage and trading hub where investors around the world hoard gold.

  • Couple names baby Twifia after Swiss telco to get free internet for 18 years Oct 19, 2020 10:46 PM IST

    Couple names baby Twifia after Swiss telco to get free internet for 18 years

    Swiss telecom operator Twifi had put up an advertisement promising 18 years of free internet service to anyone who would name their child after them

  • Swiss to vote on paternity leave: Nice to have or essential? Sep 27, 2020 12:12 PM IST

    Swiss to vote on paternity leave: Nice to have or essential?

    The fate of a law mandating two weeks of paid leave for fathers will be decided at the polls after a conservative backlash forced a referendum.

  • Parachutist makes world's first jump from solar-powered plane Aug 25, 2020 05:55 PM IST

    Parachutist makes world's first jump from solar-powered plane

    The two-seater prototype plane made the test flight in good weather and to promote renewable energy. Parachutist Raphael Domjan reached a speed of 150 kilometres per hour during his jump, landing near the project base in Payerne.

  • Credit Suisse to shut 37 bank branches in Switzerland Aug 25, 2020 02:00 PM IST

    Credit Suisse to shut 37 bank branches in Switzerland

    Credit Suisse said it expects to implement the changes by the end of this year, reducing the number of branches in Switzerland to 109 from 146.

  • Lindt factory's defect coats a Swiss town in chocolate Aug 19, 2020 07:02 PM IST

    Lindt factory's defect coats a Swiss town in chocolate

    The Lindt & Spruengli company confirmed local reports on August 18 that there was a minor defect in the cooling ventilation for a line for roasted “cocoa nibs” in its factory in Olten, between Zurich and Basel.

  • Theatres, cinemas, summer camps to reopen as Swiss relax coronavirus curbs May 27, 2020 10:20 PM IST

    Theatres, cinemas, summer camps to reopen as Swiss relax coronavirus curbs

    "We need to stay humble, but I think we have the situation under control," Health Minister Alain Berset told reporters, stressing the need for people to maintain physical distance from each other and to closely monitor any fresh COVID-19 infections.

  • Aldo files for bankruptcy, says India operations will not be affected May 12, 2020 04:07 PM IST

    Aldo files for bankruptcy, says India operations will not be affected

    In a statement to its franchises, Aldo said the filing of bankruptcy protection was done with an intention "to restructure and reach a settlement with its creditors with a view to continue as a going concern without interruption."

  • Swiss rush to get haircuts, visit dentists as coronavirus curbs ease Apr 27, 2020 08:00 PM IST

    Swiss rush to get haircuts, visit dentists as coronavirus curbs ease

    Queues formed in front of garden centres as people battling cabin fever emerged from six weeks of staying at home at the government's urging.

  • Donald Trump heading to Switzerland as impeachment trial reconvenes Jan 21, 2020 08:27 AM IST

    Donald Trump heading to Switzerland as impeachment trial reconvenes

    Trump's participation in the annual World Economic Forum will provide a conspicuous split-screen moment in a presidency familiar with them. His two-day visit to Switzerland will test his ability to balance his anger over being impeached with a desire to project leadership on the world stage.

  • Is investment in Alpine real estate a lucrative option? Nov 28, 2019 08:34 AM IST

    Is investment in Alpine real estate a lucrative option?

    According to Knight Frank, yes, as prices of ski homes in the Alps rose 19% over the past decade, outperforming prime properties even in Tier I cities

  • India's Swiss black money probe reaches 'software' firm in Andheri bylane Sep 26, 2019 07:14 PM IST

    India's Swiss black money probe reaches 'software' firm in Andheri bylane

    Indian tax authorities have sought the Swiss government's assistance in its probe against this company, after which Switzerland's Federal Tax Administration (FTA) has issued a notice to the firm asking it to nominate a person for exercising their right to be heard.

  • PMRDA and Switzerland's 2000WSCA to develop carbon-neutral township in Pune Sep 20, 2019 02:10 PM IST

    PMRDA and Switzerland's 2000WSCA to develop carbon-neutral township in Pune

    The agreement also involves carbon-neutral regulatory framework.

  • South Korea new favourite for Indian offshore deposits with 900% surge in 2018 Jul 12, 2019 07:30 PM IST

    South Korea new favourite for Indian offshore deposits with 900% surge in 2018

    The timing in the shift of destination coincides with Switzerland agreeing to share data of Indians holding Swiss bank accounts with the Indian government.

  • India to get Swiss bank details of all Indians from September; accounts closed in 2018 also included Jul 10, 2019 07:30 PM IST

    India to get Swiss bank details of all Indians from September; accounts closed in 2018 also included

    The details that Switzerland would share with Indian tax authorities under the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) framework would include account numbers, credit balance and all kinds of financial income for each Indian client of every Swiss financial institution.

  • India seeks Swiss tax department's assistance in probe against 6 Essar firms Jun 28, 2019 07:30 PM IST

    India seeks Swiss tax department's assistance in probe against 6 Essar firms

    The six companies for which information has been sought by India are Essar Steel India Ltd, Essar Projects India Ltd, Essar Power Gujarat Ltd, Essar Power MP Ltd, Essar Power (Jharkhand) Ltd and Essar Bulk Terminal (Salaya) Ltd.

  • Indians' money in Swiss banks falls, hits second-lowest level in two decades Jun 27, 2019 07:32 PM IST

    Indians' money in Swiss banks falls, hits second-lowest level in two decades

    The official SNB figures also do not include the money that Indians, NRIs or others might have in Swiss banks in the names of entities from different countries.

  • Why are Indians on the HSBC list in a rush to prove their NRI status? May 28, 2019 05:36 PM IST

    Why are Indians on the HSBC list in a rush to prove their NRI status?

    The clincher here is that NRI earnings are not taxable in India and hence the charge of tax evasion would not hold water.

  • Nestle to cut fewer tech workers in Switzerland Aug 30, 2018 03:15 PM IST

    Nestle to cut fewer tech workers in Switzerland

    In May, Nestle said it planned to eliminate up to 500 information technology jobs in Switzerland as it shifts work to an existing tech hub in Spain and other locations.

  • PM Narendra Modi expresses profound sorrow at Kofi Annan's death Aug 18, 2018 05:39 PM IST

    PM Narendra Modi expresses profound sorrow at Kofi Annan's death

    Kofi Annan's significant contribution to the MDGs (Millenium Development Goals) will always be remembered.

  • Second World War plane discovered after 72 years Aug 16, 2018 05:14 PM IST

    Second World War plane discovered after 72 years

    A propeller of the plane was uncovered in 2012 but the rest of the wreckage remained covered by the glacier's snow and ice till now.

  • Switzerland launches WTO action over US steel, aluminium tariffs Jul 10, 2018 02:48 PM IST

    Switzerland launches WTO action over US steel, aluminium tariffs

    Under WTO rules, the United States has 60 days to settle the issue.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden vs Switzerland, as it happened Jul 04, 2018 07:30 AM IST

    FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden vs Switzerland, as it happened

    Catch a glimpse of all the action from the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 encounter between Sweden and Switzerland at the Saint Petersburg Arena.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Forsberg delivers, as Sweden reach World Cup quarterfinals Jul 03, 2018 10:20 PM IST

    FIFA World Cup 2018: Forsberg delivers, as Sweden reach World Cup quarterfinals

    Emil Forsberg finally managed to score as Sweden beat Switzerland 1-0 and progressed to the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup 2018.

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