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17/09/2014 Swiss banks at crossroads as secrecy goes up in smoke

As Switzerland's long-cherished banking secrecy practices evaporate, the institutions in the world's largest offshore tax haven are...

16/09/2014 Ebola cases could reach 20,000 by year end: UN

Nearly $1.0 billion dollars is needed to fight the Ebola outbreak raging in west Africa, the United Nations said Tuesday, warning that 20,000 could...

14/09/2014 Swiss watchmakers not watching out for Apple Watch

Apple may be known for revolutionising the world of music and mobile phones, but Switzerland's centuries-old luxury watchmakers are...

16/09/2014 Netflix: the revolution to change EU–US TV landscape

Netflix has revolutionized the US television industry several times over but will it have the same effect on Europe as it enters France,...

09/09/2014 Ebola kills 2,300, nearly half of deaths in past 21 days

The Ebola epidemic in west Africa has claimed nearly 2,300 lives, the World Health Organization said, stressing that nearly half had died in less...

03/09/2014 Alpine project offers stunning 360 virtual view of Eiger

A project using custom-made 360-degree cameras mounted on the backs of climbers scaling the Eiger in the Swiss Alps has captured a unique and...

02/09/2014 'Legroom war' rages as planes grow more cramped

To recline or not to recline? Airplane 'legroom wars' are prompting growing rage in international skies, with two recent seat battles...

 
 
 
 
 
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Residence and work permits in Switzerland

Residence and work permits in Switzerland

How to apply for a residency or work permit in Switzerland for you and your family.

How to rent and buy a house in Switzerland

How to rent and buy a house in Switzerland

Information about renting property and obtaining a mortgage in Switzerland.

Switzerland's healthcare system

Switzerland's healthcare system

Information about the Swiss healthcare system, health insurance, pharmacies and emergency numbers.

Banking in Switzerland

Banking in Switzerland

Explaining Swiss currency, banknotes, credit cards and bureaux de change.