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Treed tower set to rise west of Lausanne

Treed tower set to rise west of Lausanne

A design for a “forested” 35-storey apartment and office tower covered with trees and shrubbery on terraces at every level has been selected for a suburb west of Lausanne, following a competition.

Tetra Pak plans closure of only Swiss plant

Tetra Pak plans closure of only Swiss plant

Packaging giant Tetra Pak is planning to close its only production plant in Switzerland next year, which would result in the loss of 123 jobs.

UBS third-quarter earnings almost triple

UBS third-quarter earnings almost triple

Swiss banking giant UBS said on Tuesday that its third quarter net profit nearly tripled, beating analyst expectations, even as it acknowledged it too had been questioned over a Fifa corruption scandal.

Switzerland falls behind in English skills: study

Switzerland falls behind in English skills: study

Switzerland continues to fall behind other countries in the world for English proficiency, according to a new study of 70 nations by Education First (EF), an international language training company.

UBS also questioned in Fifa scandal probe

UBS also questioned in Fifa scandal probe

Swiss banking giant UBS said Tuesday that it too had been questioned over links with Fifa, after Credit Suisse acknowledged last week it was being probed in the massive corruption scandal rocking football's Zurich-based governing body.

Swiss remain on top for financial secrecy: report

Swiss remain on top for financial secrecy: report

Despite changes in policy, Switzerland is the least financially transparent country in the world, the UK-based Tax Justice Network says in an annual report.