Learn about Switzerland

Food Zurich festival: more than just a food market

A perfect plan for those who plan to visit Zurich in the spring is undoubtedly the gastronomic event ‘Food Zurich’

Classic cars III: two major international car shows

En esta ocasión vamos a hablar de pasado, presente y futuro a través de dos citas internacionales claves para los aficionados de la automoción: el Salón del Automóvil de Ginebra (Suiza) y el Salón Retro-Classics en Stuttgart (Alemania).

Picasso in Switzerland, the most important exhibition in Europe.

the Beyeler Foundation in Basel, Switzerland opens the most elaborate and expensive exhibition that it has hosted to date:  ‘The young Picasso, the blue and pink era’ which covers the painter from Malaga’s period from 1901 to 1906.

3 Conclusions from Davos 2019

On 22 January the town of Davos-Klosters played host to the 49th edition of the Word Economic Forum.

White Turf 2019: A date with horses and snow in Switzerland

For the fifth consecutive year, BBVA in Switzerland – the BBVA Group’s International Private Banking unit based in Switzerland – is organising a special Alpine event with horses and snow during the Swiss winter.

Summer festivals in Switzerland: art and music in the mountains

With the arrival of summer and the good weather, art and music come outdoors into Switzerland’s mountains and lakes. Summer festivals are also a refreshing alternative on those balmy alpine nights. Here at BBVA in Switzerland we recommend a selection of three festivals in our offer of Unique Experiences to complement your visit to our offices.

BBVA in Switzerland introduces agile methodology to accelerate its transformation

Meeting the current challenges of the financial industry by innovating and transforming existing business lines is key for any organisation that wants to lead the future. At BBVA we are clear about our purpose and our strategic priorities. As a team, we are already headed in that direction, assisted by the new ways of working and systems that we are introducing.

Switzerland: leader in global competitiveness and innovation

It is possible that some of the first impressions associated with Switzerland are its chocolates, cheeses, luxury watches or its immense mountain ranges, the Alps. However, Switzerland is also known as one of the countries with the highest per capita income in the world and leader in global competitiveness and innovation above the major powers of the world.

The future of digital identification in Switzerland

“Log-in with Instagram”, “Log-in with Google+”. Have you ever stumbled upon one of these buttons? There are many ways to identify yourself on the internet: Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon. You can’t do much without digital identification.

Switzerland: the most innovative country in 2017

Switzerland leads the world ranking of the most innovative countries, according to the Global Innovation Index, published annually by Cornell University and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Eleven spectacular places to visit in Switzerland

Switzerland, an international finance center ideal for portfolio diversification

Many people around the world choose to place part of their savings in investments outside their home country, in order to diversify their holdings. That’s why they put part of their capital in international financial centers. Switzerland is one of them.

What to expect from the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos

The World Economic Forum was founded in 1971 following a proposal by Klaus Schwab, a Swiss business professor, to create a space to analyze and find solutions to global problems. Year after year, political leaders, business personalities and intellectuals have picked up the gauntlet. The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting has become one of the world’s most important centers of social and economic debate. In 2018, the WEF wants to take another step and establish itself as a space for “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World,” as its theme says.

Zurich, Christmas Swiss style

Excitement about Christmas is evident in a very special way in Zurich, the Swiss financial capital. A visitor strolling through the city in December can enjoy the characteristic Christmas makeover of this attractive metropolis.

The greatest challenge on the Swiss watch industry

The traditional Swiss watch is a synonym of quality, elegance and luxury, features that have made it a benchmark in the sector. Such is the case that its watches account for 57% of the world market and represent a large source of income for the sound Swiss economy. The sector is, however, far from at its best and the arrival of smartwatches on the scene has been a disruptive force that is putting the industry’s capacity and adaptation severely to the test.

Latin American Entrepreneurs in Switzerland (I)

The cosmetics industry and the perfume segment in particular are especially competitive sectors. Two Swiss firms, Givaudan and Firmenich, account for between 30% and 40% of the global market, making them the world’s main fragrance and flavour creators.

Sustainable foods II: Community gardens

Sensitivity to ecology issues, raised awareness concerning the protection of the natural heritage we share and the search for and return to balanced and sustainable ways of life are features increasingly more widespread in western society. In the world’s major cities, from London to Vancouver, there are mainly private initiatives to incorporate cohabitation areas based on the idea of community gardens or allotments.

Switzerland heads the ranking of the most innovative countries

Switzerland heads the ranking of the most innovative countries. This is what stems from the World Innovation Index, published jointly by Cornell University (USA) and the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Sustainable foods I: The future?

Eradicate hunger and consume sustainably produced foodstuffse. There are three main factors: consumer preferences, farming technology and political intervention.

Switzerland: diversifying across borders

Diversification is understood as the process whereby we invest in more than one asset in order to reduce portfolio risk. The lower the correlation between the assets comprising a portfolio, the higher its diversification and the lower the risk associated to it.