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Zurich economic area attracts more than 100 companies

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Zurich economic area attracts more than 100 companies
101 foreign companies set up in the Zurich economic area last year. Together, they plan to create around 1,500 jobs in the coming years. More…

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…

Roche researches new cancer test

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Roche researches new cancer test
The Roche subsidiary Ventana Medical Systems has entered into a collaboration agreement with US company Loxo Oncology. The partnership will develop a diagnostic test to identify treatment methods for tumours. More…

Leica Geosystems launches new software versions

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Leica Geosystems launches new software versions
The measurement technology company Leica Geosystems has launched new versions of its popular software for the construction industry. They are designed for use around earth moving and infrastructure work as well as building construction. 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…

Schaffhausen vocational training project receives award

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Schaffhausen vocational training project receives award
The Schaffhausen vocational training project go tec! has won a prize for excellence in vocational and professional education and training. Federal councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann was present at the ENTERPRIZE 2017 awards ceremony. More…

KNIME attracts American equity investor

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KNIME attracts American equity investor
The US equity investor Invus has invested EUR 20 million in KNIME. The Zurich-based software company develops software that provides organisations with advanced analytics. More…

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

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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…