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27.04.2017

Switzerland: press freedom isn't eroded by post-truth era

Reporters Without Borders (RWB) released its annual 2017 World Press Freedom Index which revealed Switzerland is still one of the world's top ten countries. The annual Index is produced by Reporters without Borders (RWB), a French-based, international non-profit organization. The Index underlined the Swiss government’s current debate over the mandate of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG-SSR) and the future of Billag, the licence paid by the public. A potential 2018 referendum could see the end of Billag and therefore the end of SRG-SSR, it said.

 
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27.04.2017

Uber plans flying taxi service within 2020

Uber wants to launch a system of flying cars to move people around cities, with a goal of putting demonstration projects in place by 2020. "I hate that term (flying car), but we'll have to live with it," the company's chief product officer, Jeff Holden, said at the Uber Elevate Summit in Dallas. The vision was published in a 99-page white paper last year. The ride-sharing giant announced a series of partnerships to manufacture “vertical takeoff and landing” (VTOL) vehicles and put networks in place, a system dubbed Uber Elevate.

 
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27.04.2017

When a degree influences your diet

The way shops advertise different types of food can have a big impact on the quality of your diet , according to a new RAND Corporation research, a US nonprofit institution.  Studying people who live in areas considered to be food deserts, researchers found that more frequent shopping at convenience and neighborhood stores and being younger, male, without a college degree and receiving government food assistance were associated with greater intake of sugar-sweetened beverages, added sugars and discretionary fats. Being older, male and having a college degree were associated with eating more fruits and vegetables.

 
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26.04.2017

The Runaway Rally (by W. Snyder)

The current rally is now the second- longest in history and that equity prices are extraordinarily high with a P/E ratio of 25 or even more according to other calculations. The real economy does not justify Wall Street`s seductive optimism.

 
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26.04.2017

Double profit in stock trading. Combining two successful strategies

Continuous asset building requires a systematic concept of proven strategies that together form a trading system. In bullish market phases, we add to the portfolio high-quality equities, which have stable trends, while as few market profits as possible in bear market phases. We show you two profitable core strategies, based on a proven Relative Strength concept with an optimized trend filter in the equity sector. From numerous strategies we have made a selection and combined them into a trading system. This concept of asset building is referred to as "World Wide Stock" trading system, WWA for short. Only a predefined selection of international equities is traded. The entry and exit signals provide individual strategies. In this article, we will present the two main SIMA and SAKIR strategies and will present the underlying rules. Apart from these two Long-Strategies, the complete WWA trading system also consists of four other Short-Strategies. Each strategy is profitable.

 
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26.04.2017

UBS consumption index : pessimism in retail still persists

Switzerland's private consumption growth continued to remain around its long-term average, survey data from the UBS investment bank showed Wednesday. The UBS Consumption Indicator stood at 1.50 in March, and the February figure was revised downwards slightly to 1.45. Following strong growth at the beginning of the year (5.5%), domestic tourism fell by 0.8% in February compared with the same month in the previous year. Consumption was driven by solid automotive demand: new car registrations grew 4.8%.

 
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26.04.2017

Airbitz announced partnership with Bity to sell/buy bitcoins

Airbitz, a San Diego-based bitcoin wallet and data security company, has  announced a partnership with Bity, a Swiss bitcoin exchange that allows users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies with Euros and Swiss Francs. Bity will be a plug-in application inside the Airbitz Wallet allowing Airbitz users to buy and sell bitcoin with Euros and Swiss Francs. Airbitz has only had buy/sell bitcoin capabilities for its users with US bank accounts but this plug-in allows those with European bank accounts to buy through the Airbitz Wallet easily, cheaply, and securely.

 
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26.04.2017

Credit Suisse to raise CHF 4 bn capital

Credit Suisse has just reported first quarter earnings which show Switzerland's second-largest bank beating expectations, helped by a strong performance across the board. The bank simultaneously announced its intention to pursue a 4 billion swiss franc ($4 billion) capital raise. It said the first quarter had provided "further confirmation" that it was delivering "profitable and complaint growth" and had "generated positive momentum across our businesses".

 
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26.04.2017

Alitalia: bankruptcy around the corner after workers referendum

Alitalia employees late Monday rejected a government-brokered package of job and wage cuts that was aimed at saving Italy's flagship airline from bankruptcy, now the risk of bankruptcy looms for Italy's flagship airline. Alitalia said Tuesday that its board concluded that in light of the employees' vote, it has decided to "begin procedures foreseen by law," a reference to extraordinary administration. The board could meet on Thursady to chart the next step. Such a scenario could result in shedding unprofitable routes, most likely predominantly domestic ones, to competitors, and selling off aircraft to help pay creditors.

 
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25.04.2017

Book Review: The Econocracy

 
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