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11.09.2017

Stoxx 600 Health Care Index: a delicate but constructive situation

At the end of 2016 (1), I wrote an article about the STOXX Supersector Europe 600 Health Care Index, pointing out that there were technical signs of a possible recovery. I indicated that the Index in July 2016 reached an important high at about 780, and I suggested that this was the level to overcome to have the first confirmation that the healthcare European equity market had regained its strength.

 
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08.09.2017

Black October

Market observers generally agree that US asset prices, namely, stocks, bonds and real estate, are expensive if not over-priced.

 
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08.09.2017

Switzerland: Chiasso becomes a Cryptocity

Beginning January 2018, Chiasso, Switzerland will allow its citizens to pay taxes in Bitcoin, following the lead of Zug. This news came on Thursday thanks to an executive note published by the municipality of Chiasso. The city likely aims to surpass its rival Zug, also known as the CryptoValley, by accepting Bitcoin as a method of payments for taxes for a value of up to 250 CHF, versus the 200 CHF limit imposed by Zug.

 
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08.09.2017

Chinese ICO ban blows on the Bitcoin market

Several Chinese cryptocurrency exchanges have delisted markets in a bid to comply with China’s recent clarifications on the legality of ICOs. Yunbi, Dahonguo, and Yuanbao have issued statements addressing the central bank’s new regulations, moving to delist markets that facilitate the trade of tokens issued via initial coin offering.

 
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08.09.2017

Real Estate: Amazon is looking for a second and new HQ

Amazon has published an open call for cities to pitch it for business. The company wants to open "Amazon HQ2", a new hub that will mirror its enormous presence in Seattle, rather than act as a secondary location. That site in Washington state has grown to 33 buildings across 8.1 million square feet, housing more than 40,000 employees. All since 1994.

 
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07.09.2017

Let's set up, EU national consumer bodies ask VW over Dieselgate

The EU consumer authorities and the European Commission on September 7 sent a joint letter to the CEO of Volkswagen urging the group to swiftly repair all cars affected by the “dieselgate” scandal, the Commission said, adding this is part of a coordinated action by EU consumer authorities to make sure that the Volkswagen group respects consumer law in the aftermath of the scandal and is proactive towards the consumers concerned.

 
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07.09.2017

Switzerland: Forex will help public finances in 2017

Big profits from the Swiss National Bank’s massive foreign currency investments should help keep the country’s public finances in the black during 2017, Switzerland’s government said on Thursday. Interest and dividend payments from investments bought by the SNB during its campaign to weaken the highly-valued Swiss franc allowed it to hand over some 577 million Swiss francs ($605.52 million) to federal government this year. The country’s 26 cantons, or states, have received just over 1.1 billion francs.

 
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07.09.2017

Nestlè launched first food safety institute in India

Nestle India on Wednesday said it has inaugurated the first Nestle Food Safety Institute (NFSI) in the country at its Research and Development (R&D) Centre in Manesar to develop a collaborative approach towards ensuring safe food. According to the company, NFSI India, an integral part of Nestle R&D Centre India will work closely with the Nestle Research Center in Lausanne, Switzerland.

 
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07.09.2017

Ryanair would avoid delays changing luggage policy

Millions of Ryanair passengers will be forced to put their weekend bags and small suitcases in the hold from November 1, unless they cough up £10 per return flight for priority boarding. The low-cost airline said only those who pay the fee will be allowed to take a larger 10kg bag, measuring up to 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, into the cabin. Everyone else will be able to keep a small handbag or laptop bag (35cm x 20cm x 20cm), but will have their bigger cases taken from them at the gate and placed in the hold (free of charge).

 
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07.09.2017

Intel won the first round in $1.3 bn UE Antitrust fine battle

The European Union's highest court on Wednesday backed Intel Corp.'s appeal of a €1.06 billion ($1.26 billion) EU antitrust fine in 2009, referring the case back to a lower court and dealing a blow to an antitrust regulator that has taken a hard line on U.S. tech giants. Intel was fined by the European Commission in 2009 for abusing its monopoly of the computer processor market by bullying manufacturers into purchasing all their chips from Intel instead of rivals. The penalty was the biggest antitrust fine in the Commission’s history until the €2.4bn fine handed to Google this year.

 
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