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Swiss National Bank (SNB) Chairman Thomas Jordan (R) and Governing Board member Andrea Maechler walk past the new 50 Swiss Franc note during a presentation

Here’s why the Swiss franc has become the preferred investment for traders hiding out from geopolitical tensions

Investors fearful of geopolitical risk have made the Swiss franc their hideout spot, and one GS analyst says it's starting to look a lot like gold.

Swiss officials say they infiltrated a ring of Russians posing as plumbers in order to spy on elites at Davos

A plot by two Russians was foiled by Swiss police in Davos, the site of the annual World Economic Forum, in August 2019.
Passenger jets are parked at the Swiss Airforce base in Duebendorf, which is used by those travelling to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January 2016.

Davos says it is focusing on the climate crisis, but its billionaires and world leaders are still arriving on private jets

Aviation is expected to contribute to 22% of our carbon emissions by 2050, the World Economic Forum says it is offsetting the event's jet emissions.
US News & World Report has ranked Switzerland the best country in the world for four years in a row.

The 17 best countries in the world for people who want to run their own businesses — and enjoy a high quality of life

For the fourth year in a row, Switzerland takes the top spot among the 73 countries analyzed by US News & World Report.

The US reportedly sent secret messages to Iran via Swiss intermediaries, urging not to retaliate too strongly and further provoke Trump

The Swiss embassy in Tehran has been used by the American government to communicate with Iran since the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
Avalanche at SkiArena in Andermatt, Switzerland.

Rescuers are searching a Swiss ski trail for survivors after an avalanche swept through and injured at least 2 people

At approximately 10:50 a.m. local time on Thursday an avalanche hit a slope at the SkiArena resort in Andermatt, Switzerland.
The logo of Swiss banking group Credit Suisse is pictured on November 11, 2018 in Geneva

A former Credit Suisse executive says she was spied on — months after a top banker made similar accusations

Colleen Graham alleges the bank withheld her 2016 bonus, hinted at firing her, and had her followed after she refused to manipulate revenue figures.
The coin is being produced by Swissmint.

Roger Federer just became the first living person to be featured on a Swiss coin as ‘a perfect ambassador’ for the country

The coin is being made because of Federer's "sporting achievements, charitable commitments, easy-going nature, and his accessibility to his fans."

These 4 European countries still have a wealth tax. Here’s how it’s working out for them.

Spain, Switzerland, Norway, and Belgium all have a wealth tax that varies greatly in structure and results.
A 2014 Lamborghini Veneno.

This $8 million Lamborghini seized from an African dictator’s son is the most expensive ever sold

A 2014 Lamborghini Veneno just fetched $8.4 million at a Bonhams auction in Switzerland, making it the most expensive Lamborghini ever auctioned.