Office etiquette: should kisses be banned?

Office etiquette: should kisses be banned?

A German etiquette group has divided opinion with its calls for a ban on greeting kisses in the workplace, which it labels “too private, too intimate, and too unprofessional”.

Five great things to do in Switzerland
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Five great things to do in Switzerland

 

With its fascinating history, diverse culture and spectacular landscape, Switzerland is a firm favourite on the tourist trail. Here are a few must-sees while you are in the country.

 

German anti-noise campaigners are ‘Taliban’: Swiss minister

German anti-noise campaigners are ‘Taliban’: Swiss minister

Swiss government minister Doris Leuthard has caused a furore by comparing southern German anti-airport noise campaigners with Taliban terrorists during a panel discussion in Zürich on Monday.

Swiss population at 7.9 million: statistics office

Swiss population at 7.9 million: statistics office

Switzerland's population grew to 7.9 million people last year, with a quarter of residents born abroad, the Federal Statistics Office said Thursday.

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Commodities giant Glencore profit soars

Swiss-based commodities giant Glencore said on Thursday its first half net profit soared 57 percent to $2.45 billion, boosted by strong commodities demand and prices.

Switzerland concludes tax deal with Britain

Switzerland concludes tax deal with Britain

Switzerland and Britain have concluded a tax deal to regularise any hidden assets held by British taxpayers in the alpine state, the Swiss Finance Ministry said in a statement Wednesday.