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Swiss to spend less this Christmas: survey

Swiss to spend less this Christmas: survey

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.

Swiss refugee total to 'clearly' exceed forecast

Swiss refugee total to 'clearly' exceed forecast

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.

Five pass 'integrity tests' for Fifa leader race

Five pass 'integrity tests' for Fifa leader race

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.

Government pushes for 'balanced' smoking law

Government pushes for 'balanced' smoking law

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.

Tycoon spends $48m on 'Blue Moon' for daughter

Tycoon spends $48m on 'Blue Moon' for daughter

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.