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Red alarm: obesity rate increased ten time in latest 40 years

The number of obese children and adolescents aged 5-19 has risen tenfold over the past four decades, reports the World Health Organization (WHO)external link. Wednesday, October 11, is World Obesity Day. On the occasion of World Obesity Day, the WHO and Imperial College London released their latest study on childhood and adolescent obesity worldwide, which was published in the medical journal The Lancet.

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Where the wealth is booming in the world

The number of millionaires in the world rose by nearly 8 percent last year to an all-time high of around 16.5 million people, with record total wealth of $63.5 trillion, according to a report by global consultancy firm Capgemini. Booming global stock markets has catapulted an extra 1.15 million people into the high-net-worth individual (HNWI) bracket, according to figures from Capgemini's 2017 World Wealth Report.

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New cars and hotels helped UBS consumption indicator in August

Switzerland's consumption improved in August thanks to robust new car registrations and encouraging numbers of hotel stays, data from the UBS investment bank showed Wednesday. The consumption indicator rose to 1.53 points in August from revised 1.46 in July. The index suggested that consumption growth was slightly above the long-term average of 1.5%. The consumption indicator was altered after the Federal Statistical Office revised consumption figures for previous years in late August. 

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QS graduate employability rankings 2018: Zurich in the Top 20

Stanford University has been named the best university in the world for graduate employability for the second consecutive year, acccording to QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts and career advice specialists. The American institution is one of 13 United States of America universities in the top 25 of the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018, which assesses how successfully universities produce employable graduates and foster connections between students and employers.

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Master in Management Ranking: St Gallen is the best

The Master’s in Management (MiM) degree is a good way to increase your salary and gain an edge over competitors in your first job search after college.  The MiM is a pre-experience program largely taken by those fresh out of undergraduate courses.  Each year since 2004, the Financial Times has ranked the world’s best MiMs, this year on metrics such as salary increase, career progress, and value for money. On Monday, the FT released its latest ranking of the world’s 95 best MiM degrees. Switzerland’s University of St Gallen retained its top spot, the seventh consecutive year its MA in Strategy and International Management has come first. HEC Paris is in second place for the fourth year on the trot, while Spain’s IE Business School rose four places to third. 

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London keeps the Crown as financial hub, despite Brexit

London has maintained its position as the world’s number one global financial centre, according to a major international study out today, extending its lead over rivals New York, Hong Kong and Singapore. However, City chiefs have warned that London’s supremacy will come under threat if the government does not secure the right kind of Brexit deal.

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Russian wealth lives abroad while inequality grows faster since 1990

The wealth held offshore by wealthy Russians was equivalent to 75 percent of the country’s national income by 2015, a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) claims. The NBER study, authored by prominent economists including Thomas Piketty, maps the distribution of income and wealth in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union.

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Switzerland, the country where people prefer to rent a house

Switzerland, Germany and Austria have the highest proportion of people renting a home rather than buying, accounting for over 45% of their populations, a new report shows. At the other end of the spectrum, in Croatia, Macedonia and Romania less than 10% of the population rent, according to the research from real estate firm Savills. Switzerland is the only country where more people rent than buy, with almost 60% doing so, while in Germany it is almost 50% and in Austria it is just over 45% while in Turkey and Denmark it is just under 40%.

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Swiss Re: global catastrophes caused losses of $44 billion in first half 2017

Reinsurance firm Swiss Re has given a preliminary estimate for global economic and insured losses from natural and man-made disasters of just $23 billion for the first-half of 2017, which is down 36% on the prior year and 30% below average. Economic losses are estimated at just $44 billion, down from $117 billion in H1 2016. It’s another signal that reinsurance pricing is set to remain under pressure, as insured losses from catastrophes, man-made incidents and severe weather events come in well below (30%) the 10-year average of $33 billion meaning reinsurance capital levels will remain abundant.

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Switzerland ranked first in global innovation index

Switzerland rankek first among the world’s top innovation leaders, according to Innovation Indicator 2017, the annul research which analyzed the innovative strength of 35 national economies on behalf of acatech—the German National Academy of Science and Engineering—and BDI—the Federation of German Industries.

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    Two years after two historic global agreements were established, leaders and other change agents in

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    Im September haben die Schweizer Stimmbürger die „Altersreform 2020“ des Bundesrates abgelehnt.

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    The 2017 symposium, with the theme "Successfully crossing borders", will have a strong focus on the

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    Dieser Event ist ausschliesslich für Pensionskassenvertreter (Stiftungsräte, CEOs, Anlageverantwor

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    Nach Jahren des geldpolitischen Experimentierens sind die Finanzmärkte so verzerrt wie selten zuvor

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