Photo Gallery: Hard Times in Wealthy Switzerland
Foto: PETER SCHNEIDER/ KEYSTONE
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Photo Gallery: Hard Times in Wealthy Switzerland

Alpine Angst Swiss Defend Their Island of Prosperity

The euro zone's woes have made the invulnerable Swiss franc extremely attractive to investors. But the capital flowing into the country has made the franc too strong, hurting exports and domestic retail sales. Switzerland is now fighting to preserve its prosperity by pegging its currency to the euro.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan