The head of watchmaker Swatch on Sunday urged Switzerland's central bank to take measures to curb the appreciation of the Swiss franc, now at record heights against the euro and dollar.
The Swiss and German governments are to sign an agreement early next month putting an end to a long-running dispute over tax evasion by Germans who keep secret Swiss bank accounts, a report said on Sunday.
A man from the northern Swiss town of Brugg has died after being beaten up by a young Austrian in a McDonald's in the tourist heart of Munich, Germany.
Switzerland's intelligence service has said that it has identified and is observing a number of "conspicuous people" who expressed support for Anders Behring Breivik, the murderer of at least 77 people in recent terrorist attacks in Norway.
Politicians celebrated the August 1 National Day with speeches urging the Swiss to unite in the face of expected economic hardships. The soaring value of the Swiss franc means there could be trouble ahead for many businesses.