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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 | 22/07/2014

Nuclear negotiations enter last round

The nuclear negotiations with Iran will be prolonged for four months so as not to jeopardise the significant progress made to date, the five UN ... » more

2.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 15/07/2014

Lindt's boosted US presence too expensive

The Swiss chocolate manufacturer Lindt und Sprüngli has acquired the American confectionery manufacturer Russell Stover for more than a billion dollars. According to Lindt CEO ... » more

3.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 14/07/2014

Mental strength led Germans to victory

Germany's World Cup triumph is above the result of the German team's extensive range of experience, the liberal-conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung comments: "You could ... » more

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

Comeback still possible

Despite his arrest Nicolas Sarkozy could still make a political comeback for the presidential elections in 2017, the liberal-conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung writes, recalling ... » more

5.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 25/06/2014

Ukraine: anything but true détente

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called on parliament to cancel the mandate for sending troops to Ukraine. The shooting down of a military helicopter ... » more

6.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 19/06/2014

New king leads monarchy into the future

If Felipe VI can advance key political debates in Spain he will show that the monarchy is not at all obsolete, the liberal-conservative Neue Zürcher ... » more

7.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 18/06/2014

How to deal with non-fans of football

In these times of all-pervading football fever fans must also try to make the lives of non-football fans a little easier, author Kathrin Passig and ... » more

8.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 15/06/2014

Cave rescue operation gives us hope

For more than a week an international team of rescuers has been trying to evacuate a researcher from Germany's deepest cave. The discussion this has ... » more

9.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 11/06/2014

Angela Merkel between a rock and a hard place

The liberal-conservative Neue Zürcher Zeitung explains why the row over Juncker's candidacy for Commission president presents a challenge for Angela Merkel in particular: "It would ... » more

10.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 04/06/2014

Zero interest better than micro-inflation

The inflation rate in the Eurozone was just 0.5 percent in May. But the liberal-conservative Neue Zürcher Zeitung still doesn't think it's a good idea ... » more


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