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After a reluctant start to the month, global equities bounced back in a big way in April as geopolitical storm clouds cleared following the first round of the French presidential election. Money also poured into European stocks like it was 2015 as investors sought refuge from the increasingly volatile Trump reflation trade. Volatility Hits Five-Month...
24 January 2017 - 17:40, by , in banking, News, Swiss, Switzerland, No comments
Main image:  WOMEN across the globe marched on January 21st to protest the new American president, affirm their (threatened) rights and reject the divisive rhetoric of contemporary politics. Some, dressed as suffragettes, carried placards bearing the slogan “same shit, different century”; others stated that “women’s rights are human rights” and declared that the voices of...
13 January 2017 - 17:34, by , in banking, News, Swiss, Switzerland, No comments
Main image:  AZIZ OSMANOGLU and his wife Sehabat Kocabas were both born in Turkey around 40 years ago, but they are long-standing residents of the city of Basel. Mr Osmanoglu migrated to Switzerland at the age of 10, but later moved back to pursue advanced Islamic studies in his homeland, where he met his spouse....
23 September 2016 - 3:23, by , in banking, News, Swiss, Switzerland, No comments
UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The low-rate world Fly Title:  Charlemagne Print section Main image:  20160924_EUD000_0.jpg Rubric:  The harsh lessons from Switzerland for Brexiteers FOR the European Union’s high priesthood in Brussels, the right of people to live and work anywhere in Europe is sacred. But free movement is a worldlier concern for Franco...
14 April 2016 - 13:26, by , in banking, News, Swiss, Switzerland, No comments
UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Malaysia’s mega-scandal Main image:  20160416_asp502.jpg Rubric:  One of the biggest controversies in Malaysian political history gets bigger EARLIER this year authorities in Switzerland said they had begun criminal investigations into two former officials at 1MDB—a Malaysian state investment firm from which they believe some $4 billion may have...
29 February 2016 - 17:11, by , in banking, News, Swiss, Switzerland, No comments
UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Swiss immigration politics Rubric:  Swiss voters knock down a referendum proposal to deport foreigners who commit even minor crimes Location:  GENEVA Main image:  20160305_eup501.jpg THE right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) has exploited popular fears over immigration to become the country’s largest party, winning nearly 30% of the vote...
26 February 2016 - 3:43, by , in banking, News, Swiss, Switzerland, No comments
UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The real danger of Brexit Fly Title:  Reshaping banking Rubric:  The Swiss government rejects the nationalisation of money creation CHILDREN are sometimes reassured that new siblings arrive via friendly storks. The reality is messier. Money creation is much the same. The “stork” in this case is the central bank;...
18 February 2016 - 20:23, by , in banking, News, Swiss, Switzerland, No comments
UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Out of ammo? Fly Title:  Financial transparency Rubric:  Having launched and led the battle against offshore tax evasion, America is now part of the problem Main image:  20160220_IRD001_1.jpg DEVIN NUNES raised eyebrows in 2013 when, as chairman of a congressional working group on tax, he urged reforms that would...