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15.11.2017

Lufthansa flights prices more expensive after Air Berlin takeover

It’s been over two weeks since the last ever Air Berlin flight landed on October 27th and anyone who has bought domestic tickets since then has almost certainly noticed the difference. Passengers flying domestically are paying on average 32.5 percent more for short haul flights compared to four weeks ago, according to an analysis carried out by MyDealz.de. The shopping portal analyzed prices on 25 short and medium haul routes in October and again in November before coming to its conclusions.

 
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15.11.2017

Switzerland: Life expectancy is over 85 years, it declined for male

The latest OCED “Health at a Glance” report 2017 has found that countries that have a higher national income that spend more on health have longer life expectancies compared to those who do not. However many other factors also contribute to life expectancy, the report finds.

 
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14.11.2017

Be IG Bank’s guest at our ProRealTime trading event

On Tuesday 21 November at 6.30pm, a very special event will take place at the Gabbani restaurant in Lugano: IG Italy’s very own trading expert Alberto Bettineschi will hold a presentation on the advanced charting package ProRealTime. The session is open to anyone who is interested in improving their trading skills, but a basic knowledge of ProRealTime would be beneficial. You’ll learn how to set up a workspace, trade directly from charts, and create an automatic trading system to trade on your behalf.

 
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14.11.2017

The gap between super-rich and the rest of the world expands after 2008 financial crisis

Ten years from the onset of the global financial crisis, global wealth has grown by 27%, according to Credit Suisse Research Institute’s 2017 Global Wealth Report. The world’s richest people have seen their share of the globe’s total wealth increase from 42.5% at the height of the 2008 financial crisis to 50.1% in 2017, or $140tn, according to Credit Suisse’s global wealth report published on Tuesday.

 
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14.11.2017

You didn’t think European political risk was over, did you?

Markets have largely shrugged off events in Catalonia. They are probably correct to do so. After all, Catalonia is unlikely to become independent, at least for the foreseeable future. There does not appear to be a majority in the region in favour of independence (although that could change). Constitutionally, Spain is a unitary, indivisible state, so there is currently no legal route to independence. And international opposition to independence, at the margin, makes it more difficult.

 
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14.11.2017

Expert Commentary: Focus on US economic outlook

What is likely to affect the US economic activity in the near term? I suppose that the US economy is on a fairly solid and steady growth path at the moment. I think that there are no serious policy errors and the economy will continue to show steady performance in the near term. However, possible policy errors would be an upturning protectionist action and probably the ending of the NAFTA, while tax measures would make a positive contribution to the economy. Nevertheless, I do not think the economic impact of the latter would be as strong as some people hope; there would be a moderate support and sustaining recovery rather than a strong boost. 

 
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14.11.2017

SIX starts to reorganize its business plan

Swiss digital payment technology company SIX is reorganizing its business to improve its ability to compete with startups. The company, which sells virtual cards among other products, will merge its exchange execution and post-trading areas into one unit, and will separate its card acquiring unit from the rest of its payments business and seek a "partner" to operate the acquiring business.

 
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13.11.2017

Bitcoin Gold started, the "democratic" answer in Blockchain's World

The newest fork of the bitcoin blockchain is officially live after a rocky start. Bitcoin Gold, or Bgold, officially went live on November 12 2017. It was created as a way to counter Bitcoin’s mining centralisation. Public mining has begun, and the media are reporting that already multiple mining pools have been opened. Aside from the pools, the code has also been released on GitHub.

 
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13.11.2017

Paradise Papers: UN experts urge Caribbean States to take action against tax fraud

In the wake of the leak of the “Paradise Papers”, two human rights experts from the United Nations are urging Caribbean and other states to take action against corporate tax fraud. The Paradise Papers are a set of confidential documents related to offshore investment.

 
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13.11.2017

Volatility for Sale

The VIX has recently been recording record lows, and even if it went up to 12.57 on Friday, 10th November 2017, due to jitters caused by the news of a probable delay in a cut in the corporate tax rate, it is still very low historically. The VIX has been taken to indicate the fear of investors regarding trading, and it can also be a measure of complacency.

 
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