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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 | 26/03/2015

Why not a skyscraper in the Alps?

Swiss real estate investor Remo Stoffel presented plans for a luxury hotel in the small village of Vals in the Swiss canton of Graubünden on ... » more

2.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 19/03/2015

The ECB also to blame for riots

Violent protests accompanied the inauguration of the new ECB headquarters in Frankfurt on Wednesday. The anger against the European Central Bank is to some extent ... » more

3.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 13/03/2015

Pope's words must be turned into deeds

The Church has yet to provide its followers with answers to the realities of life, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung complains and calls for Francis to ... » more

4.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 12/03/2015

FN is an authoritarian family business

The leader of France's far-right Front National, Marine Le Pen, would emerge the clear winner of the first round of presidential elections if they were ... » more

5.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 06/03/2015

Slowing growth makes China aggressive

China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang has prepared the delegates of the annual People's Congress of the Communist Party for a further drop in economic growth ... » more

6.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 03/03/2015

Rõivas should reach out to ethnic Russians

After winning the parliamentary elections Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas must focus on solving tensions with the country's Russian minority, the liberal-conservative Neue Zürcher Zeitung ... » more

7.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 26/02/2015

Leniency with deficit sinners a farce

The EU Commission announced on Wednesday that France and Italy will have until 2017 to reduce their budget deficits to the EU upper limit of ... » more

8.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 19/02/2015

Separatists may well not be satisfied

The taking of Debaltseve by pro-Russian separatists could be followed by further attacks on Ukrainian cities, the liberal-conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung warns: "The fall ... » more

9.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 11/02/2015

Even Merkel's power has its limits

Angela Merkel is discovering the limits of her power in her struggle for a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine conflict, the liberal-conservative Neuen Zürcher Zeitung ... » more

10.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 09/02/2015

End Putin's pinprick strikes

Supplying weapons to Ukraine to end Russia's dominance in the east of the country is long overdue, writes the liberal-conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung: "Moscow ... » more


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