The Swiss are tightening their purse strings this festive season according to a new survey which found Swiss consumers will spend an average five percent less on Christmas presents in 2015 than last year.
The original forecast of 29,000 asylum seekers arriving in Switzerland in 2015 will be "clearly exceeded" according to the Secretary of State for Immigration.
Fifa on Thursday approved five candidates to stand in February's vote to replace Sepp Blatter as president of world football's governing body, but Michel Platini has not yet made the list.
The sale of e-cigarettes with nicotine in Switzerland could be authorized under a new government-backed bill which would tighten smoking laws in the country, including bringing in a national age minimum for the very first time.
An exceptional 12.03-carat diamond dubbed "Blue Moon" was sold in Geneva for 48.6 million Swiss francs ($48.4 million) on Wednesday, setting a new world record, auction house Sotheby's said.