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06.04.2017

Tourism: Spain the best country, Swiss Alps slide in the ranking

In a new study of tourist-friendly countries released Thursday by the World Economic Forum (WEF), European economies dominated the top-10 rankings, with Spain leading the pack, indicating the region was well placed to attract overseas visitors and create tourism jobs. France took second place, followed by Germany, while the U.K. placed fifth, Italy ranked eighth and Switzerland was tenth. The Alpine country lost 4 positions referred last survey in 2015. The Swiss index of tourism competitiveness stood at 4.9 on a scale that goes from 1 to 7, while two yeras ago, it was equal to 5 points. Switzerland lost ground (43rd position), especially in the exploitation of natural resources, while it remains the number one in the global ranking relative sustainable environment.

 
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05.04.2017

Credit Suisse: Adviser recommends to reject "heavy" executive bonuses

Proxy adviser Glass Lewis on Tuesday recommended Credit Suisse shareholders reject its proposal to pay 25.99 million Swiss francs ($25.9 million) in short-term bonuses to the executive board in a binding vote at the April 28 annual general meeting. The amount appears “wholly inappropriate given the loss suffered by shareholders in the last two fiscal years,” the San Francisco-based proxy adviser said in its recommendations for the bank’s annual meeting on April 28. Proposed compensation for the board of directors is “excessive,” as Bloomberg reported.

 
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05.04.2017

Italy: Diplomacy on the ground over Swiss closed borders

Switzerland and Italy are in a diplomatic spat over Switzerland's decision to close three border crossings at night in a bid to fight crime. The Foreign Ministry on Tuesday summoned the Swiss ambassador for urgent talks Tuesday, emphasizing that the closings violate Europe's norms on free circulation. Switzerland, unlike Italy, is not a member of the European Union but has signed up to the passport-free Schengen zone and free movement of persons accords.

 
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05.04.2017

The Great Gold Price Scandal (by W. Snyder)

Manipulation of the gold price has been going on for decades, and no one has gone to prison or been fined. Price discovery in the gold market has been eliminated. This is scandalous.

 
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05.04.2017

Swiss watchdog FINMA: it isn't game over for 1MDB investigations

Swiss financial body FINMA said on Tuesday it had discontinued its investigation into UBS Group in connection with Malaysia's scandal-tainted 1MDB fund. "FINMA recently discontinued its investigation into UBS. FINMA found no systematic, serious misconduct, but sent the bank a written reprimand," the swiss watchdog wrote in a statement following its annual media conference. Three cases remain unresolved, Finma added in a statement. A case against UBS was closed recently and the bank, Switzerland’s largest, was reprimanded with no further action to be taken, the watchdog said.

 
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05.04.2017

Syngenta-ChemChina: merger is OK for US antitrust

US regulators have agreed to a Chinese conglomerate’s proposed $43 billion acquisition of Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta on condition it sells some businesses to satisfy anti-monopoly objections. China National Chemical and Switzerland's Syngenta have agreed to divest three types of pesticides in order to win U.S. Federal Trade Commission approval for their $43 billion merger, the largest ever overseas acquisition by a Chinese company. A U.S. national security panel cleared the deal in August 2016, despite concerns among some lawmakers and farmers about China's influence in U.S. food production.

 
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05.04.2017

MUSIC TECH STARTUPS: What if a computer created the next hit song?

Startups in the music industry are nowadays flourishing, trying to answer some of the questions that the same technology that allows their existence is posing. Data security, secondary ticketing, royalties, hit music: every topic has someone covering it in more or less successful ways. The social media help ask these questions but also spread the word about these startups, while many of them get a kickstart from incubators. Marketplus will run a special in the following weeks regarding these startups.  This week Marketplus will look into Popgun, a company creating artificially intelligent software that will be able to play and create music.

 
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04.04.2017

Maurizio Spoldi: the future for the investments in diamonds

Diamonds still enjoy an absolute freedom of movement, unlike other goods. People can go wherever they want with them, because diamonds are still seen as a commodity

 
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04.04.2017

Fast-ageing society demands fresh thinking on pensions

Sustainable future means helping citizens achieve the best income in retirement on a sustainable basis.

 
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04.04.2017

Uber uses psychological tricks to keep drivers on the road

Uber makes no secret of its ambitions to replace human drivers, testing autonomous cars in a highly public manner. But for the moment, and even for the next decade, the ride-hailing company remains reliant on an army of contractors.  “We’ve underinvested in the driver experience," an Uber official said on a press call in March, "and relationships with many drivers are frayed. We are now re-examining everything we do in order to rebuild that love."

 
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