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04.11.2016

Swiss Finance Institute: François Degeorge is the new Managing Director

François Degeorge, professor at USI since 2003 and current director of the Institute of Finance at the Faculty of Economic Sciences, is the new Managing Director of the Swiss Finance Institute and succeeds Prof. Claudio Loderer, University of Bern.

 
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04.11.2016

DIAMONDS: SMALL SIZE, GREAT VALUE

Global economic crisis, financial instability, fear of the future. These are the prevailing feelings among investors in Europe The most satisfactory answers, for those not looking for speculation, retain the diamonds on top.

 
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04.11.2016

Crédit Suisse reconfirms its turnaround strategy is on its way

Credit Suisse posted a surprise profit of 41 million Swiss franc, while the market consensus was expecting a loss of 150 million, yet the stock opened 3% lower at the open and continued falling throughout the session.

 
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04.11.2016

France to send HSBC to trial over tax fraud

French financial prosecutors have asked judges to send HSBC and two former executives to trial on charges of aggravated tax fraud by its Swiss private bank  in a case that relates to files stolen by Hervé Falciani, a former HSBC employee. If French judges decide to follow prosecutors' advice, HSBC could stand trial in Paris in the first half of next year. The judges could also dismiss the case.

 
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04.11.2016

Richemont: management to change as profit fell

Richemont reported a 51% fall in six-month profit to €540 million ($599 million). Sales fell 13% to €5.1 billion. In September, Richemont had warned profit would be down about 45%. “Sales and profits for the six-month period ended Sept. 30, 2016 were significantly below the prior year’s level, reflecting the difficult global environment, the exceptional inventory buybacks and challenging comparative figures in the first half of the previous financial year,” Executive Chairman Johann Rupert said in a statement.

 
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03.11.2016

China and the Dollar (W. Snyder)

US dollar is overvalued and that investors would do well to move out of that currency. In the long run the national debt, which is currently 106% of GDP, and the balance of payments deficit, currently running at about 40 to 45 billion dollars a month, are unsustainable. Of course the US is the largest single economy globally and has huge reserves of coal, oil and gas besides extensive farming land. So it is not to be expected that the US dollar is going to collapse. It could soon however gradually lose 20% to 30% of its current value.

 
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03.11.2016

Austrian airline starts shortest connection over Lake Constance

People's Viennaline, an Austrian airline has begun what it claims is the world's shortest regular international connection - an eight-minute hop across Lake Constance. The flight, offered by air company, connects St. Gallen-Altenrhein in Switzerland with Friedrichshafen in southern Germany, just 20 kilometer. It's part of a route that continues onward to Cologne, but passengers can book only the short part for €40.

 
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03.11.2016

Swiss labour market slides in last quarter

The labor market in Switzerland shows signs of slowing down: the employment indicator calculated by the economic research center at ETH Zurich (KOF) remains in negative zone and is fixed for the fourth quarter of the year at -3.7 points while three months ago it was at -1.2 points.

 
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03.11.2016

British people poorer in 2017 for Brexit

Britain’s trade in services with the European Union is likely to fall by 60% if the United Kingdom leaves the European single market, according to a new report by the country’s leading economic think tank. The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) says trade in services will slump by almost two-thirds, even if Britain secures a free-trade agreement (FTA) with the EU after Brexit.

 
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03.11.2016

Swiss consumer confidence grew in October

Switzerland's consumer confidence improved slightly in October, survey data from the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs or SECO showed Thursday. The Swiss SECO quarterly consumer confidence survey was -13 for October from -15 in the previous survey and was in line with market expectations. The overall index has also remained below its long-term average of -10 for over a year as underlying caution continues.

 
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