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SUISSE news Winter 2018 / December 2018

News About Switzerland and Canada
Philipp Gysling

A collection of recent, random articles about Switzerland and Canada!       

Dec 3, 2018 
TravelPulse Canada recently published a nice write-up about an event hosted by Switzerland Tourism held in Toronto’s Distillery District. Apparently visit from Canadian tourist have experienced a significant uptick lately:

Dec 3, 2018
While they were a huge hit last year the sale of Canada Goose jackets in Switzerland has taken a dramatic downturn, according to Watson. This has to do primarily with the current backlash against using fur.

Dec 3, 21018
Ever wondered what Netflix viewers in other countries pay for their subscription? According to this article in CE Today, Americans have the largest catalogue to choose from, followed by Switzerland (over 5,600 available titles). But Canadians pay the least for their subscription on a pro-rated basis (about 5,500 titles for USD 6.90 monthly), meaning that “per title cost” is the lowest in Canada.

The study was published by Comparitech:

Dec 2, 2018
24-year-old Toronto native and co-founder of blockchain company Ethereum Vitalik Buterin has received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Basle. Vitalik founded Ethereum in Toronto to eventually relocate to the CryptoValley in Zug.

Nov 27, 2018
Switzerland and Canada are both ranked in the top ten of IMD’s World Talent Ranking (2018 edition). This is a first for Canada (in 6th [place), while Switzerland sits at the top of the list in first place. Canada is the only non-European country in the list’s top ten.


Nov 26, 2018
A feature in Schweizer Illustrierte about a Swiss immigrant who builds award winning log cabins all over the world.

Nov 24, 2018
Some interesting stats about Switzerland and the Swiss population. Watsons says that as a Swiss you should know these!
https://www.watson.ch/schweiz/daten/461642575-diese-7-grafiken-zur-schweizer-bevoelkerung-musst-du-kennen [in German]

According to there stats there are almost 40,000 Swiss in Canada (and “only” 80,000 in the USA).

Nov 22, 2018
Canadians are the 6th most numerous Airbnb clients in Switzerland (31,000 visitors). This article in Bilan breaks down the Airbnb numbers for Switzerland.

Nov 19, 2018
A Swiss-Canadian partnership is trying to compete with Apple Watch. Yahoo Finance reports that Wearatec from Waterloo (ON) has entered partnerships with Tissot and Longines for its wearable tech. The idea is to keep the traditional watch but add a small screen to the clasp area of the band on the wrist.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/innovation-canada-canadian-startup-wants-kill-apple-watch-151938714.html 

Nov 9, 2018
For the first time in Canada, an exhibition dedicated to Paul Klee is on display at The National Gallery of Canada. The museum is showing the Berggruen Collection on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York); it will run through March 17, 2019.
https://www.thewhig.com/entertainment/local-arts/paul-klee-exhibition-at-the-national-gallery-of-canada-is-for-all-ages/wcm/29e9a5ac-b511-4c57-a741-ce1ec2422f39?video_autoplay