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FinTech – Great Britain as the first step into the world of ICT

FinTech – Great Britain as the first step into the world of ICT
Great Britain is investing in new technology more than any other country. This innovative financial centre for FinTech and IT security products offers Swiss ICT companies extremely interesting opportunities, especially if they wish to establish themselves internationally. More…

North of England cities investing £15 billion in transport infrastructure

North of England cities investing £15 billion in transport infrastructure
Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield want to once again play a more prominent role, economically, on the island and challenge London’s increasing dominance. Initially, the five largest cities in the north of England are primarily concerned with extensively expanding their transport infrastructure and networking better amongst themselves and internationally. £15 billion is to be invested in this project in the next few years. More…

SBH UK Newsletter

The Swiss Business Hub UK newsletter provides Swiss and UK companies with a broad overview of its dynamic activities within the business sector. Launched in November 2008, the newsletter offers useful information for Swiss companies looking to set up in the UK, an introduction of Pool of Experts members, details of new market entrants and a wide range of reports on forthcoming trade shows. 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 UK

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

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ICT Trade Mission UK

26. November 2014

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Exports from Switzerland 2013
Chemicals and associated products3'748'844'188
Precision instruments, watches and jewellery2'426'621'676
Precious metals, precious and semi-precious stones1'532'902'527
Imports to Switzerland 2013
Chemicals and associated products2'348'771'239
Precision instruments, watches and jewellery1'098'076'900

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