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SFS invests in St.GallenBodenseeArea

| Szilvana Spett, SGBA/Café Europe
SFS invests in St.GallenBodenseeArea
The Swiss precision component manufacturer SFS is investing CHF 36 million at its major sites in Switzerland over the next 1.5 years. Logistics infrastructure will be modernised and heat-treating capacity will be expanded. More…

Deloitte secures new Swiss headquarters in Zurich

| Szilvana Spett, GreaterZurichArea/Café Europe
Deloitte secures new Swiss headquarters in Zurich
Deloitte has secured a new Swiss headquarters in the Prime 2 new development in the Zurich Hardbrücke business quarter. The new office is intended to support the consulting company’s growth plans and innovative ways of working. More…

Therachon holds successful financing round

| Szilvana Spett, BaselArea/Café Europe
Therachon holds successful financing round
The Basel-based biotechnology company Therachon has raised an additional USD 5 million in its latest financing round. It also appointed Luca Santarelli as its new CEO. More…

Switzerland ranks first in global talent competitiveness

| Corinne Ari, S-GE
Switzerland ranks first in global talent competitiveness
Switzerland is a talent magnet. According to the 4th edition of the GTCI report published on January 16 by INSEAD, Switzerland remains the top country when it comes to competing for talent in a global market. Zurich further occupies the second spot, among 46 cities assessed. More…

Establishment of OLED materials development company in Switzerland

| Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
Establishment of OLED materials development company in Switzerland
Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. (headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and CEO: Takashi Tsukioka; hereinafter, “Idemitsu”) has announced plans to establish, in January 2017, an OLED materials development company in Switzerland, in order to enhance its development structure in preparation for future growth in demand for OLED materials. More…

Google opens its new offices in Zurich

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Google opens its new offices in Zurich
The American IT giant Google opened its newest offices on Tuesday in Zurich. The new space in Europaallee next to the Zurich train station has space for up to 5,000 people. Zurich is Google’s most important development centre outside the US. More…

Lucerne As Main Location

| Paul Felber AKOMAG Corporate Communications AG
Lucerne As Main Location
The US fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken plans the opening of several restaurants in Switzerland. The main residence for tax purposes will be in Lucerne. More…

Bühler to boost industrial insect production

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Bühler to boost industrial insect production
With its experience in process engineering, Bühler is now developing industrial solutions for the rearing and processing of insects to provide protein. In a first step, it has established a joint venture in China. More…

Novartis enters into licensing agreement with Ionis

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Novartis enters into licensing agreement with Ionis
The Basel-based pharmaceutical group Novartis is expanding its cardiovascular portfolio by entering into an exclusive option agreement with the US company Ionis and its affiliate Akcea to license two novel treatments. More…

Dubai state fund invests in Centralway Numbrs

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Dubai state fund invests in Centralway Numbrs
The Investment Corporation of Dubai has invested in the Zurich-based Fintech company Centralway Numbrs, which produces an app that allows users to manage their bank accounts. With the investment, Centralway Numbrs intends to further strengthen its market position. More…

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  • Switzerland ranks 3rd in the Human Development Report 2015

    The Human Development Report (HDR) is an annual milestone published by the Human Development Report Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).  The rankings are based on three basic areas — life expectancy, education and income/standard of living. In 2015, Switzerland secures the third spot behind Norway and Australia.

  • A bright future for ICT in Switzerland

    For the first time, Switzerland makes the top 10 of the International Telecommunication Union’s ICT Development Index; a composite index combining 11 indicators into one benchmark measure that can be used to monitor and compare developments in information and communication technology (ICT) between countries and over time. The indicators are grouped in 3 main sub-indices; readiness, use and skills.

  • Switzerland climbs up the Global Adaptation Index

    Switzerland comes back to its best position in the Global Adaptation Index thanks to its outstanding performance in terms of readiness to improve resilience. The University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) summarizes a country's vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience.

  • Switzerland: the best place for young workers

    Switzerland comes out first in the latest Young Worker Index by PricewaterhouseCoopers, outperforming Germany and Austria. Published by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Young Workers Index assesses how well OECD countries are developing the economic potential of their young people. The index is a weighted average of eight indicators that reflect the labor market activity and educational participation of people aged under 25 in 34 OECD countries.

  • Switzerland tops world ranking of business talent 2015

    The IMD World Talent Report is based on 20 years’ worth of competitiveness-related data, including an in-depth survey of more than 4,000 executives in the 61 countries covered by the study. In the  2015 edition, Switzerland leads the way in developing, attracting and retaining talent to satisfy corporate needs.

  • The Legatum Index recognizes Switzerland’s prosperity

    Switzerland ranks second in the Legatum Prosperity Index for the third time in a row. The index assesses how prosperous an economy is based on more than just macroeconomic factors – also taking into account wellbeing. The index ranks 142 countries across eight categories: the Economy, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity; Governance; Education; Health; Safety & Security; Personal Freedom; and Social Capital.

  • Switzerland is the world’s most positive country in 2015

    For the first time, Switzerland has topped the World’s Most Positive Country Index, leaving the second and third spot to Sweden and China respectively. The alpine country jumped to the first place from last year’s fourth position mostly thanks to its consistent display of competitiveness in nurturing innovation and talent.

  • Switzerland is the second strongest nation brand

    Renowned brand valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance released the 2015 edition of its Nation Brands report which measures the strength and value of the nation brands of 100 leading countries. Between 2014 and 2015, Switzerland has moved up the Nation Brand Strength ranking from 3rd to 2nd place – scoring a brand strength index (BSI) of 89.5 over 100 and a triple-A brand rating.

  • Switzerland ranks as the number 2 country globally based on average job value of investment projects

    Switzerland shines in the 2015 edition of the IBM Global Location Trends Report. The latter presents and analyzes the latest trends in corporate location selection around the world, providing the most realistic and up-to-date reflection of expansion and relocation behavior of companies, as well as the degree in which countries and regions around the world are successful in attracting new business.

  • ETH (Zurich) – First Swiss university to make the top 10 of the QS Worldwide University Ranking

    2015 is a turning point for Swiss higher education and more specifically for the ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. For the first time, a Swiss school enters the top 10 of renowned QS Ranking, among exclusively British and US American elite universities. The QS World University Ranking lists the world's top universities produced by Quacquarelli Symonds and published annually since 2004.