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News Sites

Economy, finance, technology, investment, and world stock exchanges are some of the issues covered by L'Agefi, a daily newspaper from Switzerland. A paid subscription to the paper is required for some of the website's articles. Only available in French.

Regulatory Agency Sites

The Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) handles telecommunications, broadcasting, and post issues. OFCOM is responsible for regulating industries and ensuring the quality of communications. This site provides access to legislation addressing the communications sector as well as a database of facts and figures, including TV and radio statistics.

The Independent Complaints Authority for Radio and Television (ICA) determines whether broadcasted programs have violated law or telecommunications legislation. The ICA assesses complaints concerning radio and television. This site is only available in German, French, and Italian.

The Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products (Swissmedic) ensures that authorized therapeutic products are high quality, effective, and safe. Its goal is to protect the health of humans and animals and to safeguard Switzerland as a location for industry and research. Their site provides the latest news in the Swiss therapeutic industry and information on licensing, authorizations, market surveillance, and legal matters.


The Financial Markets Authority (FINMA) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Swiss financial services industry. The site contains information on regulation, enforcement, and institutions. Also provided are publications such as speeches, news articles, and fact sheets that provide information about specific functions and structures of FINMA. 

Other Resources

The Basel Chamber of Commerce is an association of over 900 industry, commerce, and services companies, along with 1,200 individual members. It promotes the creation of new businesses and the relocation of companies into the Basel area. The site offers information on government regulations, the process of arbitration, and an events page for various business opportunities. Only available in German.

The Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) assists small and medium-sized enterprises from developing and transition countries in gaining access to the Swiss and European Union markets. The site lists trade promotion events, an exporter's directory, and various publications.