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Work on $600 million Swiss Alps resort to start next year: developer

GENEVA (Reuters) - A firm backed by a Russian property tycoon will start building a $618m luxury resort in the Swiss Alps early next year, the company said on Tuesday, in a move likely to be interpreted as a boost for Switzerland's struggling tourist sector. Full story

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