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SUISSE news Spring 2019 / March 2019

News About Switzerland and Canada
Philipp Gysling

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

Apr 7, 2019
According to Swiss TV there will be eight Swiss players in this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs. The teams to watch from a Swiss perspective will be: Nashville, San Jose, Colorado, Columbus, Carolina, Washington

Apr 4, 2019
Some crypto news … the Dolder Grand hotel in Zurich is going to start accepting Bitcoin as a payment form starting next month. And the town of Innisfill (ON) has voted to accept tax payment in crypto. Read more in the CryptoGlobe article:

Apr 3, 2019
Switzerland is the runner-up, just behind the USA, for higher education achievements in the 2019 ranking put out by U21 ranking from the University of Melbourne (Australia). Canada ranked in the 6th position, just outside the top five.

Apr 4, 2019
Roger Federer impressed by young Canadian tennis players Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov. Federer says he suspected Auger-Aliassime would rise the rankings quickly even when he trained with him in 2017.

Apr 3, 2019
Is Canada really a leader in AI? Les Affaires claims, that despite its reputation, Canada does not actually have very many AI experts nor does AI developed in Canada have much impact on industrial sectors at large. What’s more, Canada and Switzerland are the two countries that lose most locally trained talent to foreign companies (mostly in the USA).

Apr 2, 2019
Where do the Swiss emigrate? According to this article on bluewin.ch there are alsmo 200,000 Swiss nationals in France. Canada is 5th most common destination for Swiss emigrants; there are 40,000 Swiss citizens here (by comparison, there are 80,400 in the USA). Canada has more Swiss immigrants even than the UK!
In addition in this article you can see that more than 10% of Swiss citizens live abroad (i.e. outside Switzerland). It is also interesting to see that 21% of the Swiss living abroad or 65 years and older.https://www.albinfo.ch/fr/en-2018-plus-dun-suisse-sur-dix-vivait-a-letranger/ [in French]

Apr 2, 2019
The Toronto Sun did an article in its Tourism section highlighting the Swiss city of Basle. Among the highlights are the city’s passion for art, its 15th century old town and its culinary destinations.

Mar 23, 2019
Download a copy of the World Happiness Report, in which  both SWotzreland and Canada consistently rank in the top 10 countries:

21 Mar, 2019
A recent study by Switzerland Global Enterprise and Credit Suisse underlines Canada as one of the most important established markets for Swiss companies. Exports  to Canada were valued at CHF 3.7 billion in 2018 and have grown at an annual rate of 7.5% in the last 20 years. Read more in an article in the Handelszeitung: