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Rail fare hikes seen despite tardy service

Rail fare hikes seen despite tardy service

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), which prides itself on punctuality, missed targets in 2013 when more passengers arrived late at their destinations than in the previous year.

Wawrinka named Swiss of the year for 2013

Wawrinka named Swiss of the year for 2013

Tennis star Stanislas Wawrinka was named Swiss person of the year for 2013 over the weekend, ahead of advancing into the second round of the Australian Open on Sunday.

Thousands of Swiss drivers lack valid permits

Thousands of Swiss drivers lack valid permits

Close to 8,000 new motorists are driving on Swiss roads without valid permits, a report on Sunday said.

Austria's Hirscher claims third Adelboden win

Austria's Hirscher claims third Adelboden win

Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher won the men's slalom at the Swiss resort of Adelboden on Sunday, his third consecutive victory on the slope, seeing him go top of the overall World Cup standings.

Swiss private banking in flux after crackdown

Swiss private banking in flux after crackdown

The exclusive Swiss private banking sector has been revolutionised by key players Pictet, Lombard Odier, and Mirabaud, amid a tough new regulatory environment and a crackdown on tax cheats.