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Swiss firm buys controversial Mars One project

A British-Dutch project aiming to send an unmanned mission to Mars by 2018 announced Friday that the shareholders of a Swiss financial services company have agreed a takeover bid.

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7 ways Comparis makes your Swiss Christmas shopping easier

Wondering how to find that perfect gift this holiday season – without breaking the bank or spending hours roaming through crowded shops? Find out more about a Swiss service that makes shopping a breeze.

 
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How to get a mortgage in Switzerland

Ready to buy? Here’s what you need to know as an expat about Swiss regulations, how to finance your purchase, and why you should use a broker.

 
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Ten alternative snow sports for non-skiers

Don’t like downhill skiing? This winter in Switzerland try these fun activities instead.

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Richemont cuts jobs amid tough conditions

The Swiss luxury goods giant is to cut 210 jobs at its Piaget and Vacheron Constantin high-end watchmakers.

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Media silence in Italy on eve of referendum

With campaigning over, media silence was imposed across Italy on Saturday on the eve of a constitutional referendum seen as crucial to the future of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

 

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Becoming an expat: where to start

Making the decision to move abroad isn’t something to be taken lightly. There’s plenty of boxes to be ticked, forms to be filled out, and general planning to be done. But where do you actually start?

 
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Swiss flight aborted after ‘explosion’ in engine

The plane returned to Zurich shortly after take off when its pilots heard a worrying noise coming from the right engine.

What could Trump’s election mean for Switzerland?

The Local looks at how Trump’s presence in the White House could affect Switzerland directly.

Switzerland agrees banking transparency with 21 more countries

Switzerland is to dramatically increase the number of countries it cooperates with towards international fiscal transparency.

Set your own rent would-be tenants urged

Three rental apartments in Vaud with pool and fitness centre are up for grabs at auction.

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Drones to help Swiss rescue dogs find missing people

Switzerland's dog rescue volunteers have teamed up with the Swiss Federation of Civil Drones for the new venture.

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