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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:16:00 GMT
Switzerland drops in international pension ranking
The Swiss pension system has ranked eighth in an annual international study looking at the sustainability and efficiency of retirement schemes. This represents a drop of four places in the past two years, largely driven by sustainability issues. ...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:24:00 GMT
Switzerland pledges extra funds to Rohingya crisis
Switzerland has announced additional money to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, taking its total contribution to CHF8 million ($8.1 million). The United Nations in Geneva hosted a pledging conference on Monday to seek support for what it calls th...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:32:00 GMT
More cyber-warriors needed, says Swiss defence minister
Switzerland remains under-resourced in the fight to repel the almost ‘daily’ cyber attacks targeting government and business, according to Defence Minister Guy Parmelin. The state must compete harder to recruit the best specialists, he said. ...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:57:00 GMT
Most young Swiss keep informed online
Social media is becoming increasingly dominant in the Swiss media industry, controlling not only consumer habits but also the advertising market. In addition, television is dying. These are the findings of the latest “Yearbook Quality of the Media...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:12:00 GMT
Swiss investments not aligned with climate commitments
Assets managed by Swiss pension funds and insurance companies are likely to be affected by a transition to a low-carbon emissions economy, according to a climate compatibility assessment funded by the government.  One of the aims of the Paris Agree...

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