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Hiring Discrimination Dogs Swiss Job Market

You apply for a job where you meet all the requirements but don’t get called for an interview — is it because you are foreign, female or over 50? Discrimination is not just a Swiss phenomenon but statistics as well as anecdotal evidence suggest it is common in Switzerland’s job market. It can also be […]

Swiss firm Dufry International AG has been given the green light to run duty-free shops at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) after the High Court dismissed an application seeking to stop the concession agreement for lack of merit. Dufry is now free to operate in excess of 751 square metres of retail space including duty […]

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The Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG launched a portfolio of 15 medicines to treat chronic diseases in low- and low-middle-income countries starting with Kenya. The Basel-based company with a market value of Sh28 trillion on New York Stock Exchange said Thursday that ‘Novartis Access’ will be launched first in Kenya, Ethiopia and Vietnam, with expansion […]

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The passports of 18 countries are regarded as more “powerful” than the one offered by Switzerland, according to a new survey.   The “ultimate passport ranking” issued by travel website GoEuro on Tuesday rates the Swedish passport as the most powerful in the world in a comparison of travel documents from 50 countries. The passport […]

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The head of an African expats group says the appointment of Tidjane Thiam as the new CEO of Credit Suisse should improve the often negative image of Africans in Switzerland. The second biggest bank in the country this week announced that Thiam, a French citizen originally from the Ivory Coast, will replace American Bradley Dougan […]

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