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EXPAT GUIDE | Presented by Greenback
Taxes in Switzerland: the easy way
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Taxes in Switzerland: the easy way

Tax season is daunting enough at home – let alone in a foreign country. That’s why expats David and Carrie McKeegan started Greenback, the tax company designed specifically for American expats. The Local talked to the couple about how to handle taxes in Switzerland. READ  

'Resilient' UBS bounces back with big profits
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'Resilient' UBS bounces back with big profits

UBS, Switzerland's largest bank, on Monday posted second quarter profits of 1.2 billion Swiss francs ($1.25 billion, 1.1 billion euros), a 53 percent rise over the same period last year, which beat expectations. READ  

Swiss Petrobras probe targets Brazilian firm
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Swiss Petrobras probe targets Brazilian firm

The Swiss justice authorities say they are investigating Brazilian firm BTP Odebrecht in connection with the massive corruption probe targeting Brazil's state oil company Petrobras. READ  

Credit Suisse reports billion franc profit
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Credit Suisse reports billion franc profit

The new chief executive at banking giant Credit Suisse had good news to report on Thursday – a higher than expected profit in the second quarter. READ  

Strong dollar takes bite out of Novartis sales
The headquarters of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis in Basel. Photo: AFP

Strong dollar takes bite out of Novartis sales

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis reported $4.1 billion (€3.8 billion) in income for the first half of the year, down 20 percent, due largely to a stronger dollar. READ  

'World's worst hotel' set for demolition
The 92-room Hotel Nash Ville is set for demolition. Photo: TripAdvisor

'World's worst hotel' set for demolition

Geneva's far-from-iconic Hotel Nash Ville is to be reduced to rubble, a move that is unlikely to be mourned by the establishment's many detractors. READ  

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Outsourcing drives Apreel's Europe growth

Outsourcing drives Apreel's Europe growth

In the last decade outsourcing and 'nearshoring' have evolved from being more than just buzzwords. Maciej Jonczyk explains how his company, Apreel, has ridden the wave to success. READ  

EXPAT GUIDE | Presented by CurrencyFair
Easy currency exchange for expats
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Easy currency exchange for expats

Moving abroad is complicated enough – money matters shouldn’t make it even more so. But transfers and sending money back home can cause problems. CurrencyFair explains how they make the transition easier for expats. READ  

EXPAT GUIDE | Work
Ten tips for Swiss business etiquette
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Ten tips for Swiss business etiquette

Congratulations, you’ve just landed yourself a job in Switzerland. Now for the hard part: learning a new business etiquette. To help you find your feet quickly, we've asked Swiss business image consultant Monika Seeger for some tips. READ  

Blast kills one at Swiss-owned Montenegro plant

One person was killed and seven others injured in a blast on Sunday at a Swiss-owned weapons factory in Montenegro, police said. READ  

Switzerland's Ace to gobble US rival Chubb
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Switzerland's Ace to gobble US rival Chubb

Swiss insurer Ace Ltd. announced Wednesday it is buying US rival Chubb in a $28.3 billion cash and stock deal that will create a dominant player in property and casualty insurance. READ  

US seeks $3.3 billion for Novartis 'kickbacks'
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US seeks $3.3 billion for Novartis 'kickbacks'

American authorities are seeking up to $3.3 billion in fines from Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis on allegations it paid kickbacks to boost drug sales, according to a document AFP consulted on Wednesday. READ  

Biogen announces billion-franc drugs plant
Aerial view of building site for Biogen plant. Photo: Canton of Solothurn

Biogen announces billion-franc drugs plant

Biogen, an international biotechnology company, announced on Tuesday plans to invest one billion francs ($1.06 billion) for a new drug manufacturing plant in Luterbach in the canton of Solothurn. READ  

Greece crisis
Swiss stock market drops on Grexit worries
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Swiss stock market drops on Grexit worries

The Swiss stock market plunged in early morning trading on Monday, mirroring the reaction of Asian and other European bourses to the Greek decision announced a day earlier to close banks and introduce capital controls. READ  

Glencore's Congo mine acquisition raises issues
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Glencore's Congo mine acquisition raises issues

The Carter Center Friday called on the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to reveal the terms under which a state firm sold a mining concession to a subsidiary of Swiss group Glencore. READ  

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