Switzerland proposed limiting the number of new immigrants from European Union countries as a standoff with the 28-member bloc looms over the government’s attempt to implement the results of a February vote on foreigners.
Simon Biddle has been a precious metals broker in Switzerland for 17 years. For him, growing old in the Alpine nation was never in the cards.
Switzerland’s liberal tax and labor laws made it a magnet for companies. Now the country’s open approach to politics is making it a repellent.
The Swiss People’s Party is likely to gain the most votes in this month’s general elections, followed by the Social Democrats, the Gfs.Bern polling institute reported, citing a survey.
Swiss parliamentarians urged rejection of a popular initiative that would curtail the Swiss National Bank’s independence by requiring it to hold a fixed portion of its assets in gold.
The right-wing Swiss People’s Party is isolated in its calls for the resignation of Swiss central bank chief Philipp Hildebrand over currency-trading allegations, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Switzerland voted in favor of new immigration curbs, risking a backlash from the European Union and thwarting the ability of companies to hire top talent abroad.
Switzerland’s People’s Party is likely to gain the most votes in October general elections, followed by the Social Democrats, Blick reported, citing a survey conducted by the GfS polling institute.
More than one in five workers in Switzerland are foreigners. That could soon change.
Mark Branson, a British-born former UBS AG executive, was named chief executive officer of Switzerland’s financial regulator, the first foreigner to assume the role in at least four decades.