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Swiss households enjoy the world’s highest level of wealth

Global wealth has reached its all-time high with 251,200 Billion Swiss Francs. Switzerland is again leading the ranking of average per capita wealth. More…

Italy: Expo 2015

Italy: Expo 2015
Global Opportunities: In 2015 Italy and in particular the city of Milan will vibrate when Expo comes to town from May 1st until October 30th. This project is considered the pumping heart of a recovering Italian economy in 2014 and 2015, with a positive effect resulting in a growth of up to 2 points on GDP. More…

Italy Faces Long Road to Full Recovery

When it comes to encouraging economic recoveries, Portugal, Spain and Ireland have each had their moment in the sun over the last two years. Now, it looks as though it might be Italy's turn. 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…

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…

Post-it manufacturer 3M to open centre of excellence in Switzerland

The U.S. technology group 3M is relocating 250 jobs from abroad to Switzerland, where it is planning to establish a centre of excellence for production and requirements planning for the global post-it manufacturer in Burgdorf in the Canton of Berne. Felix Thun-Hohenstein, CEO of 3M (Switzerland), told the media that the decision to relocate to the Canton of Berne is a tribute to Switzerland’s competitiveness. More…


Country Information Italy

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

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Global Opportunities

19. September 2014
Exports from Switzerland 2013
Chemicals and associated products6'147'880'542
Precision instruments, watches and jewellery2'386'144'797
Energy sources1'509'620'169
Imports to Switzerland 2013
Chemicals and associated products4'424'147'549
Machinery, units, electronics2'199'118'062
Precision instruments, watches and jewellery2'065'780'431

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