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Coulter Partners opens new office in Zurich

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Coulter Partners opens new office in Zurich
The British recruitment firm Coulter Partners is opening an office in Zurich. CEO Bianca Coulter sees the greater Zurich region as a leading life sciences hub, and the new office will focus on recruiting in this sector. More…

Switzerland is one of the happiest countries in the world

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Switzerland is one of the happiest countries in the world
Switzerland is among the happiest nations on earth, according to the latest World Happiness Report, published by the United Nation on Happiness Day, March 20. The European country ranks forth, right behind the Nordics Norway, Denmark and Iceland. More…

Zurich, Geneva and Basel among top 10 cities with highest quality of living worldwide

| Corinne Ari, S-GE
Zurich, Geneva and Basel among top 10 cities with highest quality of living worldwide
Swiss cities continue to receive top marks when it comes to expatriate quality of living. According to the new quality-of-living rankings by Mercer, a global consulting company, Zurich, Geneva and Basel rank among the top ten cities with the best quality of life in the world. More…

BioVersys brings new partner on board

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BioVersys brings new partner on board
The Basel-based pharmaceutical company BioVersys AG and the US company Aptuit will collaborate to develop novel approaches to treat serious infections from Gram-negative pathogens. Their goal is to combat antibiotic resistance. More…

Zurich tops quality of living ranking

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Zurich tops quality of living ranking
Zurich is once again the second best city in the world for overall quality of life, according to the 2017 Mercer Quality of Living survey. More…

Newly founded Crypto Valley Association strengthens Switzerland’s position as global center of blockchain innovation

| Corinne Ari, S-GE
Newly founded Crypto Valley Association strengthens Switzerland’s position as global center of blockchain innovation
Headquartered in the Swiss canton of Zug, the newly launched Crypto Valley Association is an independent, government-supported association established to take full advantage of Switzerland’s strengths to build the world’s leading blockchain and cryptographic ecosystem. More…

Geneva and Zurich are among top three fintech hubs in the world

| Corinne Ari, S-GE
Geneva and Zurich are among top three fintech hubs in the world
According to a study of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland offers excellent conditions for the fintech sector. The analysis of 27 business centers led to a ranking, in which Zurich and Geneva occupy the second and third place, shortly behind frontrunner Singapore. More…

Switzerland viewed as best country in the world

| Corinne Ari, S-GE
Switzerland viewed as best country in the world
The Best Countries rankings, released this week by U.S. News & World Report in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and BAV Consulting, show Switzerland as best country in the world. More…

Marsh’s Political Risk Map 2017: Switzerland considered fully stable

| Corinne Ari, S-GE
Marsh’s Political Risk Map 2017: Switzerland considered fully stable
According to the "Political Risk Map 2017" of Marsh, a global risk management company, Switzerland appears among the only three countries that are considered fully stable in today’s world. More…

App could help diagnose pneumonia

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App could help diagnose pneumonia
Researchers at ETH Zurich are working on an app that would help identify pneumonia early on. It is currently being tested in remote villages in Peru, where pneumonia is one of the leading causes of death in children. More…
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