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15.06.2016

UBS and Art Basel, together for benchmark-art

Art Basel has announced it will produce a new report on the annual art market in collaboration with UBS. The author will be Clare McAndrew, the known economist for the report on the art market of TEFAF, which will stop sign. It is unknown if TEFAF will continue to produce a report and who will be the author.

 
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15.06.2016

Chinese A-Shares still out from MSCI Emerging Markets

Once again the Chinese A-Shares, the shares listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock exchanges in renminbi, the MSCI Emerging Markets. The index provider MSCI has again postponed the inclusion of local Chinese shares in its benchmark on global emerging stressing that the Asian giant has to do more to make its markets accessible to foreign investors. MSCI returns so for the third consecutive year the inclusion of A Shares and this year analysts gave a probability of greater inclusion to 50 percent, with Goldman Sachs who recently said that the odds were well 70 per cent believing that latest moves of the China Securities Regulatory Commission had dissolved concerns about the "beneficial ownership" of the shares held.

 
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14.06.2016

Brexit, positive event for Swiss banks?

Swiss banks could benefit from a possible Brexit, while taking account of the turmoil that would affect the markets is what emerges in a conference organized by Reuters in Zurich today. "In the area of ​​asset management, the Swiss would take advantage of a Brexit" the director of the Swiss branch of the consulting firm Boston Consulting Group says, whereas London is the city where more billionaires, from Asians to Russians.

 
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14.06.2016

Jittery markets ahead of Brexit are sending the Franc higher

Similarly to the Scottish independence referendum in 2014, markets are starting to get nervous two weeks from the Brexit vote. A single poll by an independent newspaper showing 55% in favour of Brexit, was enough to spur doubt among investors. The volatility on European markets spiked up and oil fell 3% last Friday. The EUR/CHF is also particularly affected with 1 month implied volatility reaching the highest level since the summer of last year. 

 
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14.06.2016

Focus on: Automatic Growth (W. Snyder)

The central bankers have been desperately trying to promote growth with zero and negative interest rates coupled with massive injections of liquidity into the global economy without much success.

 
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14.06.2016

The Sun: vote for Brexit against dictatorship Brussels

Murdoch also intervenes in the referendum on Brexit through "Sun". The British newspaper largest circulation owned by Australian tycoon Rupert Murdoch, in fact invites voters to choose to leave the EU. The result of the referendum on 23 June, will have consequences far-reaching and important political and economic implications, as well as in defense, on migration flows and on diplomatic relations between London and the rest of the world. According to the latest polls in the campaign for the release of the UK from the European Union, the 'leave' option appears in the lead by about seven points on that 'remain'.

 
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14.06.2016

Lovink: the monetary system will change with an earthquake

In an interview with the Italian newspaper Repubblica, Geert Lovink, a critic of the Dutch media, expressed some thoughts about the future of digital money: "In the UK electronic payments exceed those in cash. The Indian prime minister Narendra Modi says he wants to turn India into a cashless society. When we say goodbye to the bill? 'Payment systems and currencies will become largely, if not entirely, digital. New technologies will govern our wallets within ten or at most twenty years. The monetary system will not change with a reform but with an earthquake: there will be a crisis, an emergency and the elites try to impose a new system. With the bitcoin went something like this: the first cryptocurrency was launched after the 2008 "crisis.

 
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14.06.2016

New proposal by Germany to the EU to combat money laundering

The EU could soon introduce a regulation on payments in cash, by the Fourth Directive to combat money laundering by 2017. Brussels could impose at European level a ceiling for cash transactions of 5,000 euro. The proposal came from the German Finance Minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, who believes that establishing a European threshold, beyond which it would be forbidden to pay cash, would be the best solution.

 
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14.06.2016

PostFinance resets interest rates

From next August PostFinance will reduce the interest rates of different current accounts: the private account in CHF or EUR is even zero, from the current 0.01%. The result of this decision is the current difficult context of the interests in domestic and international financial markets, leading to pressure on operating results. The interest rate on savings E-bill for private customers, business or associations (in CHF or EUR) is reduced to 0.05% from 0.10%, as the press release informs.

 
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14.06.2016

Germany: growing employment in manufacturing

Employed in the manufacturing sector increased in Germany in April. According to estimates released today by Destatis, the increase amounted to + 0.9% from the previous year, an increase of about 49 thousand working units employed in factories with more than 50 employees. Overall, the German National Statistical Institute points out, at the end of April, some 5.4 million people are employed in the sector. The number of hours worked in April grew by 4.9% trend, reaching € 723 million. Total revenues of the sector, in the month under review, totaled 23.6 billion euro, up 2.9% from April 2015.

 
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