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Bilanz Online - Has a top 50 list of small and medium size companies. Sales, employees and CEO of each company, plus a lengthy description. But everything is in German only.
Businesslink - Yellow-page like guide for Swiss companies: search by name,
Geneva Stock Exchange - Contains pricing data for all publicly traded Swiss stocks, and this site also contains data from the Zurich and Basel exchanges. Graphs of historical stock prices are given, as well as data for each trade on the most recent trading day. Business sectors and valoren numbers are also provided. Data can be viewed in English, French or German.
Geschäftsberichte - Need to order an anuual report of a Swiss company? This page makes it easy, but it's all in German.
Infonautics Directory of Switzerland - Information about public and private Swiss companies. Includes year founded, business line, address and founder. All output given in English, German, French and Italian. Not a lot of companies here (I think there used to be more).
KK Research - For a fee, you can buy some sort of research reports from this site. For free, you get the stock quote, and PE ratio. If you click the company name, you get the current price (Aktuell), Previos (Vortag), change, volume, Daily high and low (Tageshoch and Tagestief), Exchange (Börse), Valoren Number, Currency (Geld), Yearly high/low and date (Jahreshoch/tief), Dividend and Currency (Währung). (Go to Products: it looks like the stock prices are actually coming from a different site).
Pictet Sector Research - Pictet, a Swiss bank, offers a variety of free research reports on its website. The reports are PDF files and cover an entire sector, such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, banking, etc. Very useful if you want to know about a certain industry and the companies in that industry.
Swiss Companies at Hoovers - Profiles of about 70 companies in Switzerland from Hoovers. Text in English, about a paragraph for each company.
Swiss Exchange - Quotes for Swiss companies: Valoren number, Closing price, high, low, and volume. Also has quotes for foreign companies and bonds.
Swiss Export Directory - Information on thousands of Swiss companies: gives the name, address, products, trademarks and number of employees. Powerful search feature.
Swiss Top 500 - From the Handelszeitung, a business newspaper. Gives Rank (Rang) in 1997 and 1998, Name, Sales (Umsatz), Change in sales (Veränderung), Profit (Reingewinn), and number of employees (Beschäftigte). In German, but since I've provided the translation for each column, it should be useful to the non-German speaker too.
Swiss Yellow Pages - Name, address, phone and sector of all businesses in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Can search by name, sector, or location. Ici vous trouvez: Toutes les entreprises (S.A., S.a.r.l. e.t.c.) de la Suisse et du Liechtenstein, Les rubriques de A comme Arrosage à Z comme magasin Zoologique, Les administrations communales et cantonales, et L'administration féderale. Tous avec des adresses, des numéros téléphoniques ainsi que les numéros de fax actuels. Voi cercate e trovate: Tutte le ditte della Svizzera et del Liechtenstein, Rubriche dal' A come Acque minerali fino alla Z come Zootecnica, Amministrazione comunale e cantonale, Amministrazione federale. Tutte queste informazioni con l'indirizzo attuale, anche i numeri telefonici e fax.
Swissinvest - This site gives the name, address, phone, fax, directors, brief profile, summary financial information, quotes and charts for all firms traded on the Zurich stock exchange. And it appears as if more information and features will be added soon.
UBS Quotes - Quotes and charts of Swiss stocks.
World Box - Information on over 10,000 Swiss companies. Name, address, phone, fax, year established, date registered, nominal and paid-up capital, line of business, sales range, and number of employees are provided. You can also order financial and relationship reports for US$30 and US$20 respectively.

Regional Sites
Commercial Register of Nidwalen Canton - Information about companies in Nidwalen, available in English, German, French or Italian. You can also order an extract of the commercial register. For free, on the web, you get the address, legal seat, and which journals / pages the company is registered in.
Commercial Register of the Appenzell Ausserrhoden Canton - Information about companies headquarted in this Canton.
Commercial Registry Search - Virtually every canton in Switzerland (Cantons are local geographic areas sort of like US States) has their commercial register online. You can't get a great deal of info, but you can see if a company is duly incorporated and gets its registered address. For most cantons, you can also order a copy of the commercial registry, and the price is usually CHF 15.
SwissFirms - Database of companies in the French-speaking region of Switzerland. Provides a lot of information: contact details, list of management, activity (in French), turnover, exports, know-how, sectors, and other data. In the English section, much of the data is nonetheless in French. Banque de données des compagnies dans la région francophone de la Suisse. Ce site fournit beaucoup d'informations au sujet des compagnies suisses: liste de gestion, activité, ventes, exportations, secteurs, et d'autres données.

Country Commercial Guide
FAO Brief - Country profile by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. (Adobe Acrobat Required.)
Swiss Law Links

Useful Information
Collins Italian-English, English-Italian Dictionary - [Book -- Amazon]. $17.50 (30% off).
English/French Dictionary - Has about 75,000 words, and you can go from French to English or vice-versa. Ce dictionnaire contient environ 75.000 mots, et vous pouvez aller du français anglais ou l'anglais en français.
Italian/English Business Dictionary - [Book -- Amazon]. This 160 page dictionary is for business terms, many of which aren't contained in standard dictionaries. $7.96 (20% off).

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