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Swiss economy exceeds expectations

The Swiss economy is performing surprisingly well, according to a new report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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Federal Council moves to protect “Alpine” label

The Swiss government introduced new rules Wednesday to protect products from the Alpine region. From the beginning of next year, the label "Alpine" can only be used for products that abide by the region's regulations.

Assad assets frozen by Swiss

Assad assets frozen by Swiss

Switzerland said on Tuesday it has frozen anyassets that Syrian President Bachar al-Assad may have in the country, tightening sanctions Bern levelled against his regime last week.

Swiss politicians to travel with Gaza flotilla

Swiss politicians to travel with Gaza flotilla

Swiss MPs and journalists are set to travel aboard a Swiss ship taking part in an aid convoy bound for the Gaza Strip at the end of June, it was reported on Tuesday. The ten-ship flotilla was organized by human rights activists.

‘Miracle plant’ found at record altitude

‘Miracle plant’ found at record altitude

A flowering plant has been found at analtitude of above 4,505 metres (14,780 feet) on the central Swiss alps – a European record, Basel University said on Tuesday.

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Cool reception for Glencore share launch

Shares in Swiss commodities giant Glencore slipped in their Hong Kong trading debut Wednesday, following a similarly tepid launch in London for the year's biggest initial public offering.