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Winners and losers: sports betting in Switzerland

Winners and losers: sports betting in Switzerland

More than a fifth of Swiss who bet on sports say they do it because they enjoy the excitement and the experience. Keystone/Manuel Lopez With the Euro 2024 football tournament and the Olympic Games just weeks away, bookmakers and punters are looking forward to a summer of betting on sports. But how easy is it...

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Swiss employment trends positive in 2024

Swiss employment trends positive in 2024

Keystone/Alessandro Della Bella Employment in Switzerland has continued to develop positively in 2024, with more jobs being created in the year’s first quarter. Although the employment indicator fell slightly in terms of outlook, it remains positive.  This content was published on May 24, 2024 – 15:01 The number of jobs rose by 1.8% compared to...

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Switzerland Tourism takes stock of three years of pandemic recovery 

Switzerland Tourism takes stock of three years of pandemic recovery 

In 2023, guests came to Swiss hotels in droves. Keystone/Peter Klaunzer Switzerland Tourism has taken stock of the first three years since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. Additional recovery funds have helped to mitigate the effects of the health crisis and stabilise the industry.  This content was published on May 24, 2024...

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‘Holidaymaker fees must benefit everyone’: Switzerland Tourism

‘Holidaymaker fees must benefit everyone’: Switzerland Tourism

Tourists flock to the picturesque Swiss village of Lauterbrunnen every year. KEYSTONE/© KEYSTONE / ANTHONY ANEX Charging entrance fees at popular Swiss holiday hotspots only makes sense if overseas guests also gain from the levy, says the Swiss tourism industry. This content was published on May 21, 2024 – 13:38 Do you want to read...

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Swiss retailer Migros starts restructuring with 150 job losses

Swiss retailer Migros starts restructuring with 150 job losses

Swiss supermarket chain Migros is embarking on a major restructuring programme KEYSTONE/© KEYSTONE / GAETAN BALLY The Swiss Migros supermarket chain has started its downsizing programme with the loss of 150 jobs. This is around 10% the total number of expected lay-offs. This content was published on May 21, 2024 – 11:57 Do you want...

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Young Boys retain Swiss football league title

Young Boys retain Swiss football league title

Young Boys win the Swiss football title KEYSTONE/© KEYSTONE / VALENTIN FLAURAUD BSC Young Boys football club have been crowned Swiss champions for the 17th time after beating Servette 1:0 on Monday. This content was published on May 21, 2024 – 10:42 Do you want to read our weekly top stories? Subscribe here. The Bernese club...

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FIFA rule change opens door to departure from Switzerland

FIFA rule change opens door to departure from Switzerland

A view of FIFA’s current headquarters in Zurich. Keystone/Ennio Leanza On Friday, football’s international governing body laid the formal foundations for a theoretical departure from its headquarters in Zurich. However, FIFA is “happy” in Switzerland, the association said before the congress vote.   This content was published on May 17, 2024 – 09:53 According to an...

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Swiss employment rate rises in first quarter of 2023

Swiss employment rate rises in first quarter of 2023

The number of employed women in the first quarter of 2024 increased more strongly than the number of employed men, compared to the same quarter last year. Keystone / Gaetan Bally The number of people with jobs in the country rose by 1.4% year-on-year to reach 5.3 million in the first quarter of 2024. This...

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Government plans to invest over CHF16bn in Swiss rail network

Government plans to invest over CHF16bn in Swiss rail network

View of railway construction site in Lausanne, May 2, 2024. © Keystone / Martial Trezzini The federal government intends to invest CHF16.4 billion ($18.1 billion) in railway infrastructure between 2025 and 2028, CHF2 billion more than for the current period. This content was published on May 15, 2024 – 15:45 The larger financial envelope will...

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Amusing travel journal reveals Switzerland of 1837

Amusing travel journal reveals Switzerland of 1837

“Where is the Jungfrau?” Mylord and Mylady struggle to navigate the Swiss mountains. Deutsches Tagebucharchiv German theologian Carl August Wildenhahn documented his journey through 19th century Switzerland with humorous observations and comic strip-style pictures. This content was published on May 11, 2024 – 11:00 Gabriel Heim, Blog des Schweizerischen Nationalmuseums In the early summer of...

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Switzerland navigates own course through inflation maze

Switzerland navigates own course through inflation maze

Various central banks must pick a different path through the maze of inflation. KEYSTONE Central banks around the world are keeping savers and homeowners guessing about interest rates. Switzerland broke ranks with a drop in rates in March, from 1.75% to 1.5%. But predicting the future direction of interest rates is made more difficult by...

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University students in Switzerland join Gaza protest wave

University students in Switzerland join Gaza protest wave

The hall of EPFL’s architecture building in Lausanne is currently occupied by around 50 Pro-Palestinian protesters. KEYSTONE/© KEYSTONE / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT Pro-Palestinian activists occupied university buildings in Lausanne, Geneva and Zurich on Tuesday, widening the protest movement in the Alpine nation. This content was published on May 7, 2024 – 15:44 The hall of the...

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