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Swiss train over speed limit in Norway crash

A Swiss-made high-speed train that crashed during a test run in Norway this week was travelling at almost twice the speed limit at the time of the accident, according to a preliminary report from the Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN).

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Swiss clamping down on Bonny dodgers

The Federal Tax Administration is investigating a large international conglomerate for abuse of its generous tax system.

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$6 trillion in fake bonds seized in Switzerland

Italian anti-mafia prosecutors Friday ordered the seizure in Switzerland of fake US Treasury bonds with a face value of $6.0 trillion -- or over a third of US national debt.

Swiss shoppers pay more for ‘Swiss made’ goods

Swiss shoppers pay more for ‘Swiss made’ goods

Swiss consumers are willing to pay between 20 and 50 per cent more for products described as being “Swiss made”, a recent report from the Universities of Zurich and St. Gallen found.

‘If it says Swiss on it, it should have Swiss inside it’

‘If it says Swiss on it, it should have Swiss inside it’

Brand value is in the eye of the beholder. But when that brand is a nation, the process can be extremely complex, as Switzerland’s government, parliament and federal institutions have come to realize ever since they started working on the "Swissness" project five years ago, writes contributor Marton Radkai. 

‘Too much information in Swiss sex ed’

‘Too much information in Swiss sex ed’

Olivier Fleury, an evangelical Christian, has sparked debate in Switzerland after he objected to the level of detail provided to his 14-year-old son during a recent sex education class at a school in Vaud.

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Worst may be over in Swiss tax row: US envoy

Swiss-US relations over a tax dispute reached their lowest point with the indictment of the country's oldest bank Wegelin and should improve, the US ambassador to Switzerland said on Thursday.