Grounding anniversary – swissinfo

October 2, 2011 marks the tenth anniversary of the grounding of Switzerland’s once proud national airline Swissair. Many of the staff members managed to get on board the new airline, Swiss. Some of the key players involved in the grounding still argue over who is to blame for the collapse of Swissair. (SF/swissinfo.ch)
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Asia’s Switzerland – swissinfo

Singapore would like to become number one in investment banking in the future. Attracting investment firms, but not getting a bad reputation as a hidden asset haven is the card the island-state is playing to become the Switzerland of Asia. (TSI/swissinfo.ch)
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Swissmem in crisis – swissinfo

In recent months the strong franc has caused a big increase in prices for Swiss products abroad. Judging by the half-year results of Swissmem – the Swiss association of mechanical and electrical engineering industries – the future of the sector looks bleak. (SF/swissinfo.ch)
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Déja vu – swissinfo

It isn’t the first time that the strong franc has given the Swiss economy a headache. In the 1970s Switzerland was in a very similar situation, and back then the National Bank managed to lower the value of the currency – but at quite a price: inflation. (SF/swissinfo.ch)
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The machine industry – swissinfo

The mechanical, engineering and electrical industry is very important for the Swiss domestic economy. Tornos, in canton Jura, which has been operating since 1880, is one of the leading machine tool manufacturers in the country. (Raffaella Rossello, swissinfo.ch/ TSR archives)
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Young energy – swissinfo

Apprentices from all over Switzerland have participated in a special climate competition for cleantec projects developed by young people. The event is carried out by the Swiss non-profit foundation myclimate, one of the world leaders in implementing voluntary carbon offsetting measures. (Michele Andina, swissinfo.ch)
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Wage dumping – swissinfo

The building and restaurant sectors in Switzerland are among those more exposed to salary undercutting and other illegal practices towards the foreign work force. The case of a German kitchen apprentice who used to work for less than the minimum wage. (TSR/swissinfo.ch)
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