Starting from next year, Switzerland will not allow the export of five hazardous plant protection products already banned in the European country. The Swiss government approved the amendment to the law on chemical substances this week as part of measures to reduce risks associated with toxic chemicals. It added that the move is intended to help protect health and the environment in importing countries, particularly in the developing world.Add your comment!
Some blood tests being marketed to tell people if they have had the new coronavirus are a “disaster”, Roche Chief Executive Severin Schwan said as he prepares to launch the drug maker's own antibody test next month.
Denmark and Switzerland have long shared the world record in negative interest rates, at minus 0.75%. But that may be about to change. Economists at some of the biggest Nordic banks say Denmark, which pegs the krone to the euro, is likely to raise its key rate in the coming months.
Swiss investigators have executed search warrants at addresses linked to Vitol and Trafigura, their counterparts in Brazil said on Thursday, as a sprawling probe into the global commodity trading industry intensifies.
The Swiss government wants to put an end to its emergency stockpile of coffee after declaring that it is not essential for human survival. Switzerland began storing emergency reserves of coffee between World War One and World War Two in preparation for potential shortages.
Crime-fighters in Switzerland and Brazil pledged to intensify cooperation to resolve the sprawling corruption case linked to state oil firm Petrobras in which around 700 million Swiss francs (US$ 701 million) remain frozen in Switzerland.
Spain’s Aena SME SA and Switzerland’s Flughafen Zuerich AG last Friday won the right to operate two key Brazilian airport groups, in one of the first tests of President Jair Bolsonaro’s ability to draw foreign investment.
Pressure is growing on global commodity trading firms with strong ties to Switzerland for their alleged involvement in the “Car Wash” corruption scandal in Brazil. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating two Vitol executives in the Americas, according to Reuters news agency.
The UK and Switzerland have signed a deal to continue trading after Brexit as they did before it. The continuity agreement - based on the EU's existing free trade deal with Switzerland - was agreed in December but ratified on Monday.
European leaders warned at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday against a return to nationalism, with France’s Emmanuel Macron and Germany’s Angela Merkel calling for more global cooperation to harness the forces of globalization.