Swiss spooked by using debt to prop up economy

ZURICH – Germany, which is known for strict budgets, has tapped debt markets to prop up its virus-hit economy, while neighbouring Switzerland has consistently curbed borrowing despite calls to change course. With Swiss firms struggling through another lockdown, the federal government last week finally loosened its purse strings a bit, doubling emergency aid to 10 billion Swiss francs ($11.2 billion, 9.3 billion euros) as part of a programme to boost the economy. But when he presented the package for companies worst hit by the latest Covid restrictions, Finance Minister Ueli Maurer again lament…

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