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01.06.2017

Australia fights against paedophiles with passport ban

Announced as a ‘world premiere’, the new legislative project will soon reach the Parliament and its main purpose is to stop the psychopaths who were convicted from leaving the Australian territory. The measure will lead to the cancellation of 20.000 passports belonging to individuals who have served their sentence for pedophilia but are still in the forefront of some judicial services.

 
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01.06.2017

Swiss GDP slight expansion in Q1

Switzerland's economy expanded at a slightly faster pace in the first quarter, data from the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs showed Thursday. Quarter-on-quarter real growth of 0.3 percent surpassed the upwardly revised 0.2 percent in the fourth quarter but lagged the 0.4 percent expansion expected on average in a Reuters poll of five economists. In the same period GDP performance recorded a 0.5 per cent expansion in the eurozone, 0.6 per cent in Germany and 0.2 per cent in the UK.

 
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31.05.2017

Swiss asset managers look to Malta for a solution

The Swiss asset managers were amongst the first firms to start engaging with Malta as a fund domicile and currently over 20% of our clients are Swiss fund managers and it is increasing year on year.

 
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31.05.2017

Switzerland: Easter holidays cool down consumption in April

A measure reflecting the trends in the Swiss economy rose modestly in April, suggesting average private consumption growth, results of a survey by the UBS investment bank showed Wednesday. The UBS consumption indicator rose to 1.48 points in April from 1.44 in March, which was revised from 1.50.

 
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31.05.2017

Professor Degeorge explains the importance of research at the SFI

"The purpose of SFI was to build up finance expertise in Switzerland. The approach was to boost the strength of the Swiss banking and finance academia. Since 2006 SFI has built up one of the largest and most successful finance faculties worldwide. "

 
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31.05.2017

Bank Customers don't trust in robo-advisor for their money

Robo-advice is less popular than financial advisers, friends or even the internet, according to research published today (31 May). Despite an increased focus on using computer programmes and automation in financial decision-making,  most consumers do not feel comfortable with this new technology.

 
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31.05.2017

Expert Commentary: Focus on US economy

Donald Trump aims to overhaul the financial services system's regulation in order to simplify lending process for banks. In your opinion, is this intention reasonable? Why? That is obviously not a simple question to answer for the reason that a reform of the financial regulatory system in terms of changing the Dodd-Frank needs to be done, but I do not think an overhaul is indeed necessary. What needs to happen is the implementation of some sort of regulations for small to mid-size banks, while regulations for large banks make sense for the most part. A few larger banks here and there need to be reviewed, but the simple fact is that by requiring significantly greater capital, the system is much more stable than it had been and it has been able to withstand the shock and not get into the kind of problems it faced ten years ago. When we talk about reforming the regulatory system, it needs to be done with an eye towards small and mid-size banks, not large banks. Unfortunately, the focus of attention is on larger banks, because they have more money in the government. 

 
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31.05.2017

Swiss court fined man for defamatory Facebook likes

A district court in northern Switzerland's Zurich on Monday gave a Swiss man a suspended sentence and a 4,000 CHF (4,000 U.S. dollars) fine in a defamation case which involved him "liking" on Facebook posts, local media reported on Tuesday. The 45-year-old defendant was found guilty of defamation for his liking posted on Facebook that accused an animal rights activist of racism and anti-Semitism, the Swissinfo reported.

 
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31.05.2017

China in the Red (by W. Snyder)

Long-term planning is typically Chinese, and the great increase in indebtedness in China is not an accident. Western commentators are quite right to note that debt has recently increased tremendously in the land under Beijing`s control, but they seem to be missing the point. The PBoC wants the renminbi to become the leading global currency, and this plan must obviously have been approved by the all-mighty Party.

 
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30.05.2017

Hackers could focus on pacemakers than credit cards

WhiteScope, an independent provider of cyber security services and training, has just released research that shows that pacemaker programmers, from four major manufacturers, have 8,000 bugs that leave them vulnerable to hacking.  More importantly, the researchers said they've also discovered that pacemakers don't authenticate programmers, so any working tool listed on eBay has the potential to harm patients with the implant. “Any pacemaker programmer can reprogram any pacemaker from the same manufacturer.This shows one of the areas where patient care influenced cybersecurity posture.” wrote the researchers in their summary.

 
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