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Ladies are doing it for themselves: Swiss News meets the co-owner of Switzerland's first sex shop run by women and aimed at a female clientele. Mar 1, 2005 694
The office masseur: here at the business unusual desk we are always looking at ways of making the working day somewhat easier to handle. One bright idea certainly has to be the office massage service. Feb 1, 2005 680
Getting the image right: following the annual Christmas blow out many of you might be interested in shaking up your image and letting your repackaged look be the making of that New Year fortune. Jan 1, 2005 1057
"We could have danced all night": the world of ballet normally conjures up rather grand and somewhat romantic images of the great dance companies of Moscow, Paris, New York and London. Well, Switzerland also has an important part to play, especially in the Swiss-French city of Lausanne. Jan 1, 2005 798
The NGO capital: Switzerland is host to a total of 29 international organisations of which 24 are located in Geneva--a location often favoured as a headquarters for international operations. Dec 1, 2004 698
Love and Trust: it's time to party through the festive season. And, with that in mind, we speak to one of the most innovative party and event design groups, 'Love and Trust'. Dec 1, 2004 733
Men who strip for a living: it seems that the site of a man peeling off his shirt and waving his G-string in the air not only sends shivers of delight down the spines of selected audiences across Switzerland, but these audiences are also willing to part with their cold hard cash for the pleasure of seeing naked male flesh. Nov 1, 2004 1070
Small is beautiful: with an innovative approach to their client base and a healthy focus on marketing and customer service, regional airports have managed to weather the storm of the prevailing market conditions and to prove that "small being beautiful" really can take off. Oct 1, 2004 873
Shooting mountain style: Brunig Indoor, the only underground nonmilitary shooting range in the world, is set underneath the calming Alpine scenery that surrounds the sleepy town on Lungern. Oct 1, 2004 701
Designing furniture of the future: check out what designer and entrepreneur Philippe Bestenheider has in store for those who dote on their furniture and enjoy every bit of their find. Sep 1, 2004 845
The last artistic shout of summer: held between August 26 and September 11, the Batie festival of Geneva attracts hundreds of performers. The Batie also promises an alternative look at some of the most innovative and fresh performance talent around town. Sep 1, 2004 842
The business of piercing: when business is fashion related it turns out not only weird trends, but also peculiar success stories. Ampi Piercing in the lakeside town of Nyon has one such tale to tell. Aug 1, 2004 768
Getting in the grove: Switzerland's open air festival season has kicked off with more than 210,000 music lovers making their way to the country's biggest festival, Paleo, for six days of pop, rock and just about anything else that takes your fancy. Aug 1, 2004 697
Sailing on: the annual Bol d'Or, or Gold Cup, is the pinnacle of the Geneva yachting season and certainly remains one of the most prestigious European regattas. Jul 1, 2004 815
Pasta perfect: yet again another extraordinary money making idea has landed on the Business Unusual desk. This time with the ingenious Italian chef, Mario Farinato. Apr 1, 2004 737
EU enlargement and Switzerland: the European Union's expansion has caused concern for Swiss jobs amongst the Swiss anti-European lobby. But leading economists say that this, in fact, should have little impact on the job market. Apr 1, 2004 871
Roll the dice and spin that wheel: business is booming in casinos across Switzerland. And nowhere is it doing better than at the recently refurbished Casino de Montreux. Mar 1, 2004 934
Global concerns in Alpine land: the World Economic Forum continues to bring together business and political leaders, and representatives of civil society to its annual meeting in Davos end-January. A report by Swiss News. Cover Story Feb 1, 2004 1279
The business of muscles: here's an intriguing story of turning bodybuilding into a profession. Feb 1, 2004 744
New start for ABB? The end of the hard times seems in sight for Swiss-Swedish engineering technology group, ABB, says the company's chairman and chief executive, Jurgen Dormann. Jan 1, 2004 702
High on heels: the Business Unusual desk is impressed by the wild and wonderful moneymaking ideas that have been turned into business realities. An intriguing dossier that recently landed in our 'Business Unusual' in-tray was the Zurich-based high heel shoe retailer, Hot Heels. Dec 1, 2003 743
Shaping the info society: Geneva takes centre stage as the info-tech thirsty come together for the first ever World Summit on the Information Society. Dec 1, 2003 758
Swiss links to the US economy: the global economy has been in the doldrums for quite a while now. Each one of us awaits a recovery. Swiss News looks at how the US economic pick up can influence the recovery of the Swiss economy. Nov 1, 2003 891
The business of bathing: here at the Business Unusual desk, we cater not only to the "meat and potatoes" of business life but also to some of your more inner needs. Aware of the stresses and strains of modern business life, we've taken it upon ourselves to investigate the business of relaxation. Oct 1, 2003 959
Just what the doctor ordered! It's a small country, but Switzerland's pharmaceutical industry packs a global punch with a world market share of an astonishing seven per cent. Playing home to the likes of Novartis, Roche and Serono, the country remains an important centre for the pharmaceutical industry. Oct 1, 2003 1092
Women mean business: be it for financial reasons, self-esteem or just the need to keep themselves productive and occupied, women today are taking gigantic steps into the mean, competitive realm of business. Sep 1, 2003 1334
Let the cash flow in: with the global economy still looking fairly fragile, attracting foreign direct investment into any country can be difficult. However, there are plenty of people working hard to keep the money rolling into Switzerland, Swiss News reports. Aug 1, 2003 1141
Camera, lights ... action! Switzerland is hardly famed internationally for its film industry. Yet one of the most renowned International Film Festival is held in Locarno each year. Swiss News looks at how the event helps the local filmmakers. Aug 1, 2003 851
The forum with a difference. (Business). Interview Jul 1, 2003 1765
World of mysteries. (Business Unusual). Jun 1, 2003 681
Swiss Tourism rolling with the punches. (Money). Jun 1, 2003 1022
The St Gallen alternative. (Money). May 1, 2003 1092
Keeping time. Apr 1, 2003 2386
Down on the farm. (Business Unusual). Interview Mar 1, 2003 1021
One year on. (Money). Company Profile Mar 1, 2003 1101
Botta's building blocks. (Art & Culture). Biography Mar 1, 2003 1035
WEF: back in Davos. Feb 1, 2003 1742
On the other side of the street. Interview Feb 1, 2003 1515
Let the sun shine. (Business Unusual). Feb 1, 2003 571
An e-Christmas. Dec 1, 2002 856
Ovolmaltine falls into British hands. (Financial News). Brief Article Dec 1, 2002 98
Roche results. (Financial News). Brief Article Dec 1, 2002 83
More job cuts at CSFB. (Financial News). Brief Article Dec 1, 2002 85
CSFB back in court. (Financial News). Brief Article Dec 1, 2002 101
Media in the doldrums. (Financial News). Brief Article Dec 1, 2002 93
Swiss chocolate, smooth success. (Money). Company Profile Dec 1, 2002 815
War of words in pharma sector. (Financial News). Brief Article Nov 1, 2002 82
Swiss recession admitted. (Financial News). Brief Article Nov 1, 2002 92
Go green. (Money). Nov 1, 2002 846
New economy: new direction? (Money). Oct 1, 2002 2139
Numbers down at big banks. (Financial News). Brief Article Oct 1, 2002 82
Roche numbers tumble. (Financial News). Brief Article Oct 1, 2002 106
Hard times for private banks. (Financial News). Brief Article Oct 1, 2002 84
Fast love. (Business Unusual). Column Oct 1, 2002 1048
Seats fill-up on Swiss. (Financial News). Brief Article Sep 1, 2002 118
ABB profits dive. (Financial News). Brief Article Sep 1, 2002 116
Mergers plunge. (Financial News). Brief Article Sep 1, 2002 82
Homegrown beer: the Genuine Beer company, located in the canton of Ticino, uses local marijuana to produce their Hanfblute beer. Their "drinkership" now spans most of Europe, reaching countries as far away as the Ukraine and Russia. (Money). Brief Article Sep 1, 2002 847
Screening all'aria fresca. (Arts & Culture). Brief Article Sep 1, 2002 935

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