The hourly minimum, proposed by trade unions, would have been the world’s highest when adjusted for purchasing power parity. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Swiss voters have overwhelmingly rejected plans to introduce the world’s highest national minimum wage, striking down a proposal for an hourly minimum(...)

A Swiss National Flag waves over the Rhine in Basel, Switzerland. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

St Patrick’s Day is three weeks away, but a very Irish atmosphere has already descended on Switzerland. For anyone who remembers the fallout fr(...)