Lurking though the data for number of companies which declared bankruptcy in Geneva (data available from here), I noticed something:
So, as soon as I left for my internship in Japan in July '10, things headed down. They hit rock bottom in October 2010 and improved spectacularly in March '11, the month I landed back in Switzerland.
Something was up in Geneva while I was not here (July '10 - Feb 11).
Just sayin ...
PS: I was a little sad to see 27 business close doors on 24th December, 2010 and 15 businesses on 23th December, 2009.