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SFS invests in St.GallenBodenseeArea

| Szilvana Spett, SGBA/Café Europe
SFS invests in St.GallenBodenseeArea
The Swiss precision component manufacturer SFS is investing CHF 36 million at its major sites in Switzerland over the next 1.5 years. Logistics infrastructure will be modernised and heat-treating capacity will be expanded. More…

Deloitte secures new Swiss headquarters in Zurich

| Szilvana Spett, GreaterZurichArea/Café Europe
Deloitte secures new Swiss headquarters in Zurich
Deloitte has secured a new Swiss headquarters in the Prime 2 new development in the Zurich Hardbrücke business quarter. The new office is intended to support the consulting company’s growth plans and innovative ways of working. More…

Therachon holds successful financing round

| Szilvana Spett, BaselArea/Café Europe
Therachon holds successful financing round
The Basel-based biotechnology company Therachon has raised an additional USD 5 million in its latest financing round. It also appointed Luca Santarelli as its new CEO. More…

Switzerland ranks first in global talent competitiveness

| Corinne Ari, S-GE
Switzerland ranks first in global talent competitiveness
Switzerland is a talent magnet. According to the 4th edition of the GTCI report published on January 16 by INSEAD, Switzerland remains the top country when it comes to competing for talent in a global market. Zurich further occupies the second spot, among 46 cities assessed. More…

Establishment of OLED materials development company in Switzerland

| Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
Establishment of OLED materials development company in Switzerland
Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. (headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and CEO: Takashi Tsukioka; hereinafter, “Idemitsu”) has announced plans to establish, in January 2017, an OLED materials development company in Switzerland, in order to enhance its development structure in preparation for future growth in demand for OLED materials. More…

Google opens its new offices in Zurich

| Szilvana Spett, Greater Zurich Area/Café Europe
Google opens its new offices in Zurich
The American IT giant Google opened its newest offices on Tuesday in Zurich. The new space in Europaallee next to the Zurich train station has space for up to 5,000 people. Zurich is Google’s most important development centre outside the US. More…

Lucerne As Main Location

| Paul Felber AKOMAG Corporate Communications AG
Lucerne As Main Location
The US fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken plans the opening of several restaurants in Switzerland. The main residence for tax purposes will be in Lucerne. More…

Bühler to boost industrial insect production

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Bühler to boost industrial insect production
With its experience in process engineering, Bühler is now developing industrial solutions for the rearing and processing of insects to provide protein. In a first step, it has established a joint venture in China. More…

Novartis enters into licensing agreement with Ionis

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Novartis enters into licensing agreement with Ionis
The Basel-based pharmaceutical group Novartis is expanding its cardiovascular portfolio by entering into an exclusive option agreement with the US company Ionis and its affiliate Akcea to license two novel treatments. More…

Dubai state fund invests in Centralway Numbrs

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Dubai state fund invests in Centralway Numbrs
The Investment Corporation of Dubai has invested in the Zurich-based Fintech company Centralway Numbrs, which produces an app that allows users to manage their bank accounts. With the investment, Centralway Numbrs intends to further strengthen its market position. More…