France to ban Swiss pesticide as bee threat

France to ban Swiss pesticide as bee threat

The French government is to ban a pesticide made by Swiss giant Syngenta used in rapeseed cultivation that has been found to shorten bees' lifespan, Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll said on Friday.

Thousands of Swiss bank jobs in peril: report

Thousands of Swiss bank jobs in peril: report

More than 15,000 jobs may have to be cut to compensate losses sustained by the Swiss private banking sector, Boston Consulting Group has predicted.

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Swiss canton to vote on assisted suicide

The people of the canton of Vaud will vote in June on whether to require nursing homes and hospitals to accept assisted suicide on their premises.

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Zurich detectives clamp down on welfare cheats

Social welfare detectives helped Zurich City claim back a record 8.23 million francs from welfare cheats last year.

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Switzerland world’s third most competitive country

Hong Kong, the United States and Switzerland have the most competitive economies in the world, according to a ranking compiled by the Swiss-based business school IMD.