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Italy: Business Matching during EXPO 2015

Italy: Business Matching during EXPO 2015
Global Opportunity: Expo Milano 2015, the Universal Exhibition hosted in Milan from May 1st to October 31st, 2015 will welcome more than 20 million visitors among whom entrepreneurs and business executives from all over the world.  EXPO Business Matching will help them to find each other! More…

Italy: EUR 800m for energy efficiency

Italy: EUR 800m for energy efficiency
Global Opportunities: In order to comply with EU regulations, the Italian government allocates over EUR 800 million for programs to restructure and upgrade energy efficiency in the public sector, in industrial manufacturing and domestic consumption from 2014 to 2020. More…

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: 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…

The world’s most competitive nations: Switzerland again secures top rating

Switzerland has again been ranked the world’s most competitive country. It leads the ranking in the World Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum WEF for the third year in succession. Ahead of Singapore and Sweden, which switched places. 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

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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