It is not obvious that the UK can enter EFTA, the club that brings together Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. According to Elizabeth Vik Aspaker, Minister for European Affairs of the Scandinavian country, in an interview with the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, UK could be a problem for the country: "It is not certain that men may bring to this organization a great country is a good idea, it would change the balance , which is not necessarily in the interests of Norway. "
Glencore still in the midst of the crisis: the Zug-based giant in fact restricted even further their mining activities in the first six months of the year. The own copper production fell by 4% to 703'000 tons for coal, the decline was 14% to 58.8 million tons and zinc decreased by 31% to 506'500 tons. With regard to oil extraction, it was limited to 4.4 million barrels in order to preserve stocks ahead of a hydrocarbon of the price increase, it said in a note today; Glencore has thus postponed the new mining activities. In contrast however the extraction of nickel, grew during the review period by 17%
Adecco in the first half has made a profit of 335 million euro (363.5 million francs), down 1% compared to the same period in 2015. Revenues for the world number one of temporary work are advanced by 3% , to 11 billion euro. With constant exchange rates, the increase in sales is 5%, according to today's statement from the Zurich group. The EBITA Operating profit - before deducting interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of goodwill (goodwill) - was 510 million euro, an increase of 3%. In the second quarter, net income instead advanced by 7% to 190 million euro, and the turnover of 2%, to 5.7 billion. The organic growth was 4%, similar to that of the first quarter.
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According Tidjane Thiam, Credit Suisse CEO, the bank does not need a further capital increase. In an interview given to the agency Bloomberg, the manager claims that, in the light of most of the scenarios, the institute does not need an additional injection of money. Meanwhile, the bank continues with the restructuring; the process, which will involve the sacrifice of 6,000 jobs, calls for strengthening of asset management at the expense of the investment bank.
The Federal Statistical Office (FSO) today released the quarterly statistics of the border in Switzerland. If in Ticino in the first quarter of 2016, the data registers 62 647, or + 0.3% compared to the last quarter of 2015, compared to the same quarter last year is -0.5%. At the Swiss level, frontier workers are 306,245, 0.7% more than in the previous quarter and 3.8% more than in the same quarter last year. According to the data, growth in the second quarter covers the whole of Switzerland: + 1% in the Lake Geneva region (+ 5.4% over one year), up 0.6% in the Central Plateau, + 0.7% in Northwestern Switzerland, + 0.6% in Zurich, + 0.9% in Eastern Switzerland and + 4.5% in the middle.
The EU Council will not give any sanction to Spain and Portugal for failure to meet the deficit. The Community body preferred to deal with the situation by giving more space to the two Iberian countries, which will still have to take corrective measures and present a new budget plan by October 2017. The operations to be implemented in the fall will have to be aimed at reducing the budget deficit from 4.4% at end 2015 to 2.5% by the end of this year to Lisbon, and Madrid will have until 2018 to reach the target of 3% from 5.1% last year. Greater flexibility, and, for Spain, which will bring the 4.6% in December, 3.1% in 2017 and 2.2% by 2018, in the light of a more uncertain political situation given the lack of a permanent government by the end of 2015.
Chinese import-export still firm in July. Exports of the Asian giant were down by 4.4% on an annual basis, while imports fell by 12.5%, the steepest drop since January. For the first few analysts predicted a decline of 3%, 7% for the latter. Imports were well down in 21 of the last 24 months, exports in 12 of the last 13. The balance was a surplus net trade balance of 52.31 billion dollars, the highest since January. And so, in the first 7 months of the year, China's imports from the rest of the world decreased by 10.5% on annual basis (-8% in 2015), while exports fell by 7.4%.
In Switzerland, buy real estate is more attractive than investing in stocks. The benefit would be linked to greater efficiency and / or reduced risk, according to a survey done by the brokerage firms Moneypark. The 80 experts questioned sector in the first quarter of 2016 argue that the prices of properties owned should remain stable or drop slightly at most. Nearly half of respondents believe that it is a consolidation of the constant prices markets and excludes a housing bubble.
The food delivery market is going to be more and more competitive. According to Rocket Internet estimates, its value is around 90 billions of dollars, an element that is carrying several big players, such as Uber and probably Amazon, soon to enter the European market. Deliveroo, London-based company born in 2013, has decided to "pump fresh cash", through a collection funding and raises $ 361 milllion, tanks to a group of new investors led by private equity fund Bridgepoint. In less than three years, the start-up has already put together $ 475 million that drives up the evaluation, though analysts do not unbalance of what could be the company's value on the market.
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