By the numbers: cocoa, test tube babies and an old shoe

By the numbers: cocoa, test tube babies and an old shoe

Almost every article published by swissinfo.ch contains a percentage, an age, an amount of money or some other figure. Here’s a round-up of the most interesting statistics to appear in the past week’s stories. Sunday 300,000,000 Switzerland invested CHF300 million ($313 million) in Ivory Coast in 2017, making it the third-biggest investor in the West African country. Cocoa beans were the principal Swiss imports.  Swiss Economics Minister Johann Schneider-Ammann visited the country on Sunday with aim of strengthening cooperation between the two countries. Monday 62 The proportion of Swiss electricity that was generated from renewable sources in 2016, according to an official energy report. Nuclear power’s share dropped from 20.7% to 17%. Tuesday 5,000 The estimated age of a Neolithic shoe dug up at a lake near Zurich. It was found almost fully preserved in the Greifensee lake at Maur and attributed to the so-called “Horgenâ€� culture. Less than ten of these rare specimens …



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