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Mental health Anti-depressants can increase suicide risk, study finds

Swiss-Austrian research has found that the risk of suicide in patients suffering from depression can rise after starting a course of medication.

This content was published on June 25, 2019 5:45 PM

Blockchain sector ‘Mature’ Swiss crypto industry demands banking access

Representatives from Switzerland’s crypto and blockchain sector say it has matured into a viable industry that demands to be taken seriously by banks.

This content was published on June 25, 2019 5:07 PM

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Product placement Complaint filed against Federer and other Instagram influencers

A Swiss consumer protection organisation has filed a complaint against Swiss celebrity “influencers”, accusing them of “surreptitious advertising”.

This content was published on June 25, 2019 9:57 AM

People’s initiative Voters to have final say on arms export ban

Campaigners for a ban on Swiss arms exports have handed in the necessary number of signatures to force a nationwide vote on the issue.

This content was published on June 24, 2019 6:36 PM

Row with EU Swiss poised to retaliate against EU stock market access

The finance ministry has reaffirmed that it is ready to ban stock exchanges in the EU from trading Swiss shares.

This content was published on June 24, 2019 4:12 PM

#SBHACK19 Industry challenges blockchain during hackathon

More than 200 hackers from 19 countries converged on Switzerland at the weekend to take part in the Swiss Blockchain Hackathon.

This content was published on June 24, 2019 10:15 AM

Klöntalersee Ice cream by boat on a picturesque Swiss lake

André van Sprundel is a successful businessman with an unusual hobby. He is the only person in the country who sells ice cream to bathers by boat.

Wealth Millionaires in Switzerland still on the rise

Switzerland is home to the fourth-largest number of dollar millionaire households, according to a report by the Boston Consultancy Group (BCG).

This content was published on June 20, 2019 10:20 AM

Digital payments What does Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency aim to achieve?

Libra Association head of policy and communication explains how Facebook's cryptocurrency project could democratise finance.

Libra Association Swiss role in Facebook cryptocurrency project revealed

The social media giant has released details of its cryptocurrency payments project, including the role to be played by its Geneva-based foundation.

This content was published on June 18, 2019 12:07 PM

YASS survey A third of young Swiss experience financial hardship

Around 30% of young adults in Switzerland have faced financial difficulties, according to data from the Young Adult Survey Switzerland.

This content was published on June 18, 2019 10:30 AM