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Made in Switzerland

December 2013 Download this report
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Swissness principle keeps on ticking

OVERVIEW Probably against the odds, Switzerland has carved a national identity, synonymous with punctuality, quality and reliability, from a rugged Alpine terrain, writes Diccon Bewes

Make money, not war

INNOVATION Switzerland, crowned the world’s most innovative country, maintains a centuries-old tradition of building on brainpower, as Eric Johnson reports

Free trade and independence

OPINION British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce president Alexis P. Lautenberg considers Switzerland’s trading relationship with the UK, the rest of Europe and beyond

Gnomes still giants in banking world

WEALTH MANAGEMENT Despite the financial crash and tougher regulation targeting tax havens, Swiss bankers believe quality service will keep their industry strong, writes Haig Simonian

Time for clockwork precision

SWISS WATCHES Home to world-beating watchmakers, as well as record-breaking watch auctions, Switzerland’s long association with horology has helped fashion its “clockwork” image, as Claire Adler reports

Much more than a finishing touch

EDUCATION Boarding schools in Switzerland offer top-drawer preparation for university plus an entrée to the highest of high society. And – shhh – they are oh so discreet, as Eric Johnson discovers

Catering for hospitality

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT Travel around the world’s five-star hotels and chances are you’ll soon bump into a Swiss manager. From Africa to Asia, in the Americas and, of course, across Europe, Swiss hoteliers abound, writes Haig Simonian

Health, wellbeing and rejuvenation

MEDICAL SPAS Antonia Mariconda takes a trip to Switzerland and recommends the advanced treatments available in medical spas

Boom in five-star luxury

LUXURY HOTELS With a heritage of luxurious hospitality to exacting standards, top Swiss hoteliers are countering economic slowdown with an accelerated programme of investment, writes Haig Simonian

Stylishly fit for purpose

SWISS STYLE The Swiss aren’t generally known for their good design, but that’s because they’re modest about their stylish achievements, as Josh Sims reports

A resort for all seasons

SPONSORED FEATURE Cheryl Markosky gets mountain highs at the new crowning glory of Andermatt Swiss Alps

The world is your oyster

SPONSORED FEATURE The worldwide hospitality market is growing rapidly – investing in the best education offers a great return, says the Swiss Education Group

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