Staying competitive with the strong franc

It is mainly companies that are being challenged by the strong franc. But Swiss economic policy must now also confront the task of taking up long overdue – and familiar – improvements to Switzerland’s attractiveness as an investment centre. The latest “avenir special” sums up its findings in 10 propositions.
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No over-rigid labour market rules for the elderly

Elderly workers are losing their jobs less often than in the past. But they are having to look longer for new positions. Special job protection rules are counter-productive, as they make hiring older workers harder, not easier.
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