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15.09.2017

Google hit with class-action over gender-pay discrimination

A class action filed Thursday against Google claims the tech company systemically pays women less than men in similar jobs and also enables unequal promotions and opportunities for male and female workers. The sex discrimination case filed in San Francisco Superior Court, Ellis v. Google, accuses the Mountain View, California, company of paying women at all levels less than men in comparable positions, assigning women lower-tier jobs with lower pay and compensation than men and promoting women less frequently. The lawsuit also claims Google failed to correct these issues even after being made aware of them.

 
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15.09.2017

Expert Commentary: Focus on UK economy and GBP

Analysts warned that UK's economy will most likely downgrade this year. In your opinion, how long will it take for the UK economy to stabilise? I would suggest that it depends on exactly what we mean by stabilise; in my opinion, growth is rather to be stable for the next few quarters, but it will still hold at a relatively low level. If we look at the GDP growth in the second quarter, it was 0.3%, slightly higher than in the first quarter. My current view is that the GDP will probably hold at the same level during the H2 of this year and in 2018 as well. Growth will be relatively stable, but again, stable at a relatively low level. If you ask me when do we think that growth will be turned to a certain trend rate of growth, which is probably closer to 0.5% a quarter, then we do not think that this is likely to happen anytime soon; maybe in the H2 of 2018 at the earliest.

 
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14.09.2017

Philip Morris launched Foundation to fight tobacco smoking

Philip Morris on Wednesday announces its support for the establishment of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. The Foundation will fund research and encourage innovative measures to reduce the harm caused by smoking. It will evaluate the impact that smoke-free alternatives can have on smokers and public health, assess the effect of reduced cigarette consumption on the industry value chain, and measure overall progress towards a smoke-free world.

 
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14.09.2017

SNB: Swiss franc remains "highly" overvalued

Switzerland's central bank on Thursday softened its longstanding warning about the strong franc but still said that it was "highly valued, " suggesting Swiss officials aren't fully satisfied yet with the franc's weakening against the euro. "The Swiss franc nevertheless remains highly valued, and the situation on the foreign exchange market is still fragile," the SNB said in a statement after its quarterly policy review.

 
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14.09.2017

Wealth Offshore: Indians leave Swiss Banks for Asian countries

Indians seem to prefer Asian tax havens and not Switzerland, according to the bilateral foreign holdings data released by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), says an article in the Times of India. Switzerland has always been infamous for storing most of the black money which is generated by evading tax. However, data suggests otherwise. About 53 percent of the offshore Indian wealth is kept in places within Asia such as Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Bahrain and Malaysia and only 31 percent of the Indians have their wealth stored in Swiss banks.

 
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14.09.2017

Trump changed idea over taxes for the richer

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that taxes on rich Americans might rise, as he pursues a tax code overhaul and reaches out to both Democrats and Republicans in a push to win support for a plan still far from complete. Trump met with the two top congressional Democrats over dinner at the White House in a search for common ground that could make it easier to get a tax-cut package through Congress.

 
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14.09.2017

A senseless battle

It has, to put it mildly, been a good year for passive investment funds that track a broad market index like the FTSE 100. Much of it has been at the expense of their active peers which try to seek out undervalued investments. Almost $500 billion has moved from the latter to the former so far this year. This keeps up a trend that has seen massive flows from active to passive strategies in recent years and the gradual growth of passive over the last 30 years.

 
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14.09.2017

Swiss Life speaking with US authorities about american clients

Swiss Life referred on Thursday it has been contacted by the U.S. Department of Justice regarding its cross-border business with American clients. The firm said its business with US clients via its Swiss Life Liechtenstein and Swiss Life Singapore units amounts to approximately 250 million Swiss francs ($260 million).

 
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13.09.2017

GADGETS: it's that time of the year for Apple lovers

 
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13.09.2017

Food supply chain 2.0

The need for food is universal but the production and distribution chain is not as technological yet as it should be

 
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