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Swiss Business Hub Russia Held Its Annual Reception in Moscow

Swiss Business Hub Russia Held Its Annual Reception in Moscow
On February 8, 2017, the Swiss Business Hub Russia held its traditional Annual Reception in the Metropol Hotel in Moscow which was attended by more than 400 guests, including representatives of the Swiss business community in Russia as well as of Russian companies collaborating with Switzerland. The guests were greeted by the new Ambassador of Switzerland to the Russian Federation, Mr. Yves Rossier, and the Head of the Swiss Business Hub Russia, Mr. Yves Morath. Besides, during the evening, the future Head of Swiss Business Hub Russia, Mr. Lorenz Widmer Schlaufer, who takes the office in August 2017, was introduced to the audience. More…

Swiss Federal Council adopts an initiative on the digitization of the Federal Customs Administration

Swiss Federal Council adopts an initiative on the digitization of the Federal Customs Administration
In its session of February 15, 2017, the Swiss Federal Council adopted an initiative (the DaziT Program) for the comprehensive modernization and simplification of all of the Swiss Federal Customs Administration's (FCA) processes. Meeting this target requires a complete overhaul of the IT systems landscape at the FCA, for which a total of CHF 400 million is being requested. The economy, administration and general public stand to benefit from significant simplifications due to integrated digitized processes. More…

Polish luxury goods market on the up: A good price-performance ratio is a winner

Polish luxury goods market on the up: A good price-performance ratio is a winner
Until 2018 the luxury and premium goods market in Poland is set to grow by 17%. It's true that Poles like to buy Polish brands, but only if the quality is right. Swiss luxury goods will primarily score points therefore, if the price-performance ratio is good. The bottom line: More…

Swiss government to ease fintech regulations and encourage market entry for firms

Swiss government to ease fintech regulations and encourage market entry for firms
During its meeting on 1 February 2017, the Federal Council initiated the consultation on amendments to the Banking Act and Banking Ordinance in the fintech area. The revision should ensure that barriers to market entry for fintech firms are reduced and that the competitiveness of the Swiss financial centre is enhanced. The consultation will last until 8 May 2017. More…

Business opportunities for swiss fintech companies in Russia

Business opportunities for swiss fintech companies in Russia
Global Opportunities: In Russia, many people do not trust the Russian finance system and prefer to use the services of foreign banks or other financial service providers. Any Swiss wealth management company may exploit the deficit for trust in the Russian personal finance and wealth management market. More…

Call for tender planned for renewable energies in Spain

Call for tender planned for renewable energies in Spain
Over the past year, Spain has moved towards public calls for tender in the energy sector, thus complying with the plans of the European Commission. A large-scale call for bids for 3,000 MW of capacity from wind power, photovoltaics, biomass and biogas is now planned for 2017. More…

Turkey: Opportunities for Swiss SMEs in highway infrastructure project

Turkey: Opportunities for Swiss SMEs in highway infrastructure project
Global Opportunities: New highway project connecting Istanbul to Aegean region. The Turkish government has started to canvass public opinion regarding a major new highway project connecting Istanbul to the northern Aegean region. More…

Turkey: Opportunities for Swiss SMEs in construction of hospital

Turkey: Opportunities for Swiss SMEs in construction of hospital
The EBRD has announced backing for a 288 million-euro bond ($305 million) to finance a state-of-the-art hospital campus in the eastern Turkish province of Elazığ. More…

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Italian Elections: Brief Hiccup or Fundamental Setback?

Stefan Keitel, Chief Investment Officer of Credit Suisse, talks about the election in Italy and the consequences for the euro-zone.

Italian Elections: Brief Hiccup or Fundamental Setback?

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    PPURA produces high-quality pasta from original recipes. The organic products are also sold successfully in the UK.
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    Switzerland is the land of fine fruit brandies, but not only. Swiss quality-concious companies also produce vodka, whiskey and gin and now want to tackle new markets abroad. A delegation trip to London was a promising start for business activities in the UK.
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    The technology company has established a logistics organization in Warsaw with the help of S-GE, gaining new customers in the energy and industry market.

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    Since 2008, Züger Frischkäse AG, based in Oberbüren, St. Gallen, has been supplying specialty organic retailers in Germany with organic lactose-free dairy products: Mozzarella, cream cheese, curd cheese, mascarpone, goat’s cheese and butter. The distinctive green bar with the label “lactose-free” on Züger products has become the hallmark for the symptom-free consumption of dairy products.
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    Nobody in Europe buys more sunglasses than the Italians. With INVU, the Swiss Eyewear Group has been wowing the Italian “impulse buyer segment” (under 80 francs purchase price) since 2014. A market specific children's range with “zoomed down” adult glasses helped to open doors.
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    The family company Peter Moog und Cie AG produces the world's most innovative cleaning systems for wine barrels and tanks. The success in French viticulture is expected to also expedite the business of container cleaners in other industrial sectors.
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    High-quality implants for large bones: epimedical (Switzerland) AG produces medical implants and surgical instruments. With the support of S-GE, sales in Turkey and the United Arab Emirates grew rapidly.

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