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The NZZ was called the Zürcher Zeitung on its founding in 1780, and then renamed in 1821. It was threatened with closure during the 1860s, which prompted Zurich liberals to found the AG NZZ. The NZZ always maintained close ties to the Free Democratic Party both at a personal level and in its stance on domestic politics. It owes its good name to the business and the arts sections, and in particular its coverage of foreign affairs, aided by a large network of foreign correspondents. The NZZ is considered the country's leading quality newspaper and also attracts plenty of attention from abroad. The NZZ group was formed in 1988 with its own book publisher, radio station and other areas. While the paper's circulation has sunk in recent years from 147,000 copies per edition in 2006 to 125,000, the Sunday edition NZZ am Sonntag has seen its circulation rise from 121,000 copies per edition in 2006 to 129,000.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Liberal conservative, close ties to the Free Democratic Party of Switzerland
Circulation: 125,000 (2009, NZZ, Swiss edition only), 129,000 (2009, NZZ am Sonntag)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Saturday (NZZ), Sundays (NZZ am Sonntag)

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Publisher: Neue Zürcher Zeitung AG
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1780

Falkenstrasse 11
CH-8021 Zurich
Phone: 0041-44 258 11 11

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1.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 16/04/2014

Putin benefits from chaos in eastern Ukraine

The more tense the situation becomes in eastern Ukraine, the more this plays into Moscow's hands, the liberal-conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung believes: "The escalation ... » more

2.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 04/04/2014

ECB made the right choice

Luckily the European Central Bank has resisted calls for yet another cut in interest rates, the liberal-conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung writes: "At best an ... » more

3.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 31/03/2014

Front National's success shouldn't be overrated

The Front National's success in France's mayoral elections shouldn't be overrated, the liberal-conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung believes: "The fact that the number of town ... » more

4.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 27/03/2014

Facebook's risky expansion

Just five weeks after taking over Whatsapp, Facebook has acquired Oculus, a startup which specialises in the production of virtual reality glasses, for two billion ... » more

5.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 17/03/2014

Crimea will be left isolated

Those in favour of Crimea joining Russia won't be nearly so delighted when the peninsula stagnates as a result of international isolation, the liberal-conservative daily ... » more

6.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 12/03/2014

Top managers fed up with Switzerland

Following the discussion about the 1:12 initiative for capping salaries and the vote against "mass immigration", top managers from abroad are less willing to move ... » more

7.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 05/03/2014

German energy turnaround not much use

The German electric utilities company RWE sank deep into the red last year, for the first time in postwar history. Losses amounting to 2.8 billion ... » more

8.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 04/03/2014

The Oscars are political

With Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, the work of a black director has for the first time won the most important Oscar for best ... » more

9.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 14/02/2014

Renzi raring to go

Italy's Prime Minister Enrico Letta will step down today after his party, the social democratic PD, called for a change in government. The vote was ... » more

10.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 07/02/2014

ECB's waiting can have beneficial impact

The European Central Bank (ECB) decided on Thursday to leave the base interest rate in the Eurozone at its current record low of 0.25 percent ... » more


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