Switzerland - Industry shifts to other countries - February 29, 2016

Researchers at Lausanne’s Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) have produced empirical evidence to back up the claim that the country is going through a phase of deindustrialisation as manufacturers seek to escape the effects of the strong franc by moving production abroad. The academic study concluded that the rapid and widespread rise in the number of deals leaves little doubt that many of them are correlated with the removal of the exchange-rate floor. This in turn could have a damaging effect on unemployment.

English: http://actu.epfl.ch/news/offshoring-looms-after-the-removal …  

The report: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3 …      

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