Zalando, RTS, Coop.ch were hottest 2012 Swiss Google search terms

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Worldwide, we looked up Whitney Houston more times than hurricane Sandy ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Zeitgeist 2012 is here – Google tells us what we most wanted to know about this year. In Switzerland the top search term was Zalando, and if you don’t know what that is, let’s just say you’re not fashion-conscious. After that […]

Swiss business: Swatch buys suppliers, Roche hurt by franc, franc up against $

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WTO in Geneva predicts slower exports in 2012 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The high Swiss franc went higher against the dollar Wednesday 11 April, as it “appreciated against 11 of 16 major peers”, Bloomberg reported late 11 April, noting that “strengthened against the dollar after the country sold bonds amid demand for its assets as a […]

There are now 7 billion of us

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The United Nations Wednesday called for concerted action to provide sustainable health, food and other basic services to the world’s growing population. The UN is gearing up for a number of activities to mark the day planet Earth will have 7 billion people, officially 31 October. We will have 10 billion by […]

India’s population now 17% of world total

Female infanticide appears to continue India’s census results were published Thursday 31 March, showing that the country is now the world’s second most populous, with 17 percent of the world population. India officially has 1.21 billion people, compared to China’s 1.34 billion. India added 181 million new people, but the Guardian notes that the census […]

Resolutely upbeat: positive news to kick off 2011

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Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – New Year’s resolutions aside, some people are getting off to a positive start in 2011 and to help you do the same, here is a roundup of some bright spots from the news scene, from GenevaLunch editor Ellen Wallace: Zurich marathon first to host burn fundraiser and racer Hinett’s Karl Hinett, […]

Zero emissions race reaches Tucson in US

( video) Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The round the world Zero Emissions race that began in Geneva in August has reached Tucson, after a pause in Vancouver, en route to Cancun, Mexico. The race has teams competing from four countries, who are driving a jeep, a three-wheeled electric car, a motorbike and a scooter, all […]

United swallows Continental in merger of “equals”

United Airlines has agreed to buy Continental in what the two are calling a merger of equals, for about $3.2 billion. The new airline, to be called United, will fly to 59 countries, 389 destinations, and it will be the world’s largest airline, with more passengers than Delta, the current leader. It will have $29 […]

GenevaLunch makes it easier to find your news

GenevaLunch has just had a facelift, with some changes that you’ll notice right away if you’re a regular visitor and others that are less apparent. Technically, we wanted to speed up the site, and visually, we want to make it easier for you to spot the wealth of good material we offer you. We’ve become […]

Geneva Motor Show: born-again car industry moves into the green

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Tips for visitors pick up the official visitors’ guide in English prepared by Illustré magazine, by far the easiest way to find your way around, and well written go to the bank beforehand, as there are only two ATMs inside the hall and they tend to be busy; bring change, as there is just one […]

Alexander McCall Smith, Tea Time for the Traditionally Built

Like all the novels in the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Alexander McCall Smith’s Tea Time for the Traditionally Built is a joy to read. Mma Ramotswe is faced with a number of troubles in this most recent novel in the series: Her beloved little white van is reaching the end of its days and she […]