Swiss Info

Wed, 8 Apr 2020 10:12:00 GMT
Swiss firm helps reduce shortage of disinfectant in Bavaria
The Swiss chemical company Clariant has started monthly production of two million litres of disinfectant at its facilities in neighbouring Germany amid the coronavirus pandemic.  In a joint venture with Germany’s CropEnergies, Clariant is...

Wed, 8 Apr 2020 09:36:00 GMT
Swiss are easy prey for online scammers, warns report
Swiss citizens fall victim to online scams more readily than other Europeans, especially via social networks, a new survey reveals.  Last year, 4% of the Swiss population (total 8.5 million) reported having been a victim of online cr...

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 16:49:00 GMT
Swiss Jura independence ‘terrorist’ dies in Spain
Self-styled “terrorist” Marcel Boillat, leader of a 1960s movement to separate the Jura region in Switzerland from canton Bern, has died in Spain at the age of 91. Boillat formed the Jura Liberation Front (JLF) in 1962, which has been credited ...

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 15:52:00 GMT
Swiss concern shifts to economic fallout of coronavirus
Concerns over a Swiss health system crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic is giving way to worries about the economy, according to a nationwide opinion poll.  The latest survey commissioned by the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation also shows t...

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 14:30:00 GMT
Swiss economy could lose up to CHF35 billion to pandemic
Coronavirus will cost the Swiss economy CHF22 billion ($22.7 billion) in lost productivity in the best-case scenario, economists have warned. Losses could easily mount up to CHF35 billion between March and June. A nationwide lockdown of non-essentia...