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China Offers Opportunities Despite Slowing Growth

China Offers Opportunities Despite Slowing Growth
Slowing economic momentum and concerns over increased default risks in China have rattled investor confidence. But don’t give up on Asia’s largest economy. Michael Strobaek, Global Chief Investment Officer for Credit Suisse’s Private Banking & Wealth Management division, discusses the outlook and the sectors investors should pay attention to as structural reforms are put in place. More…

Switzerland tops new global Human Capital Index

When it comes to investing in people, Switzerland is way ahead of the curve. In a new global ranking by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Switzerland reached first place – ahead of 121 other countries. More…

ETH Zurich ranked best university in continental Europe

ETH Zurich defended its position as the best university in mainland Europe in the latest World University Ranking of Times Higher Education magazine. Like last year, a total of seven Swiss universities are ranked among the top 200. More…

The Federal Government approves civil use of the Payerne airport

The Federal Office for Civil Aviation (FOCA) has approved the opening of the Payerne (VD) military airport for civil aviation. According to FOCA, up to 8400 movements per year are possible in a long term view. Mainly business flights are planned. More…

Opportunities Surrounding the Chinese Renminbi (RMB)

Opportunities Surrounding the Chinese Renminbi (RMB)
China's economy is the second largest in the world and has become a key driver of global growth. Although the Chinese government is not yet prepared to open its economy to the free movement of capital and allow full convertibility of its currency, it has managed to push international use of the renminbi (yuan) to over 10 percent of China's foreign trade volume within a span of four years. More…

Does China's Slowdown Really Matter?

Does China's Slowdown Really Matter?
China's economy in 2013 has been doing something it hasn't done for years: cooling off. Following a breakneck expansion over the past decade, is its more leisurely rate of economic growth really so dangerous for the rest of the world? More…

Bleak outlook for China's domestic machine tool component market - opportunities for Western suppliers

Bleak outlook for China's domestic machine tool component market - opportunities for Western suppliers
In spite of the largest machine tool market in the world, China’s domestic machine tool component supply industry does not seem to be able to take off. More…

Switzerland: Also ranked No. 1 as a tourism nation

Switzerland is, in many respects, one of the world's most attractive locations. Time and time again Switzerland receives top marks as a tourism nation as well. For the fifth consecutive year, Switzerland has been ranked first in the 2013 WEF Travel and Competitiveness Report. It was awarded excellent marks primarily in the areas of safety and security, health and hygiene, public transport, tourism infrastructure and environmental sustainability. More…

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Country Information China

Country Information China
Useful addresses for Swiss companies who have dealings with China. Tips for everyday business and social life in China. Laws and regulations to be observed in trade with China. Overview of the major business sectors. More…

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Events

S-GE Impulse: Asia

23. June 2014 - Rüschlikon/Zürich, 24. June 2014 - Rüschlikon/Zürich
Rüschlikon/Zürich, Switzerland

SWISS Pavilion News & Exhibitors

SWISS Pavilion trade fairs

Mini Swiss Pavilion @ SIAL CHINA 2014

13. May 2014 - Pudong New Area, Shanghai
Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China

SWISS Pavilion @ IE Expo 2014

20. May 2014 - Shanghai
Shanghai, China
Exports from Switzerland 2013
CHF
Machinery, units, electronics4'916'987'611
Textiles, clothes, shoes2'039'963'415
Precision instruments, watches and jewellery1'209'412'826
Imports to Switzerland 2013
CHF
Chemicals and associated products2'496'147'603
Precision instruments, watches and jewellery2'461'122'996
Machinery, units, electronics2'291'467'220

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