The last Newsletter ended with a suggestion that US marines might soon be setting foot in Venezuela. The fact is that America has been spending a lot of money financing the opposition in this oil-rich country and has been fomenting regime change as a matter of course. The reason for this policy is not only hate for Hugo Chavez and his successor Maduro but rather the huge oil reserves that Venezuela has, which are the largest in the entire world.
Specialist renewable energy investor Quercus will invest over half a billion euros in a solar power project in Iran, with construction to start in the first half of 2018, the company’s chief executive told Reuters. The planned 600-megawatt (MW) plant, located in central Iran, will be the sixth largest globally, behind projects of up to 1.5 gigawatts (GW) in China and India. The work is expected to take three years, with the project coming online in 100 MW phases every six months, Quercus said of its first project outside Europe.
The Swiss luxury giant Richemont has opened a research and innovation center in Microcity, Switzerland’s well-known think tank and laboratory. The Richemont’s group research and innovation director, Edouard Mignon, said the partnership was intended to supplement the research and development teams of the brands, promote sharing among companies, “and serve as an innovation incubator for the group as a whole, to develop mechanical specialties and, for example, to imagine new materials.”
Swisscom is establishing a new blockchain unit to develop applications, including for possible solutions to enable off-exchange trading, the Swiss government-owned phone company said on Thursday. The Swiss company, according to new reports, has established "Swisscom Blockchain AG" to focus on a range of services around the tech. These include enterprise-facing solutions as well as support for companies looking to launch initial coin offerings (ICOs).
Logistics company Matternet has announced a permanent autonomous drone network in Switzerland that will now see lab samples like blood tests and other diagnostics flown between hospital facilities, clinics, and labs. The first delivery network will be operational from next month, with several more to be introduced later in the year. Matternet says medical items can be delivered to hospitals within 30 minutes.
The founder of the world's largest hedge fund he believes that there's a bubble in the bitcoin market. Ray Dalio is the founder of Bridgewater Associates, which according to recent rankings is the biggest hedge fund by total assets under management. Per its website, Bridgewater manages around $160 billion in assets.
For the first time, scientists have put a figure on their important work transporting pollen between flowering plants. Experts at the government's agriculture research centre, Agrosope, have calculated that the work of Swiss bees is worth CHF350 million ($365 million) annually.
The State Secretariat for International Financial Matters (SIF) under the Swiss Federal Department of Finance and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) launched on Tuesday in Bern a financial dialogue to promote co-operation on financial market issues of common interest. At the margin of the Dialogue, the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) and the HKMA facilitated an open seminar for the private sector.
Deutsche Bank analysts have warned China could be at the centre of the next financial crisis. Research by the bank’s strategists Jim Reid, Nick Burns, Sukanto Chanda and Craig Nicol found China still needs to reposition its economy "from manufacturing to services and investment to consumption.”
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