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Swiss salaries: Mind the gap

The gap between the salaries of managers and other staff members continues to grow, according to the Swiss employees’ association, Travail.Suisse published on Thursday.   Between 2011 and 2016, the wages of managers increased by 17% on average, compared to 3.4% for employees showing that for swiss CEO salaries rose by 5%.

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ETH Zurich and EPFL Lausanne in the Top 100 QS world rankings

MIT has been ranked as the top university in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings. This marks the sixth straight year in which the Institute has been ranked in the No. 1 position. Stanford University came in at second, while prestigious Ivy League university Harvard came in third. MIT earned a perfect overall score of 100. United Kingdom heavyweights Cambridge, Oxford, UCL and the Imperial College of London all made it inside the top 10.

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Tech dominates Top 100 Most Valuable Brands Ranking

After several years of snatching the prize from each other, Google has managed to fight off Apple to defend its position as the world’s most valuable brand in Kantar Millward Brown’s 2017 BrandZ ranking. The internet giant has extended its lead after achieving a 7% increase to $246bn, compared to Apple’s 3% rise to $235bn, meaning there is now a 4.4% value difference between to two global leaders. Last year it was far closer at 0.3%. Microsoft (third) and Facebook (fifth) have also managed to retain their positions in the top five, with the former increasing brand value by 18% to $143bn and Facebook seeing a 27% boost to create a brand value of $130bn. The annual BrandZ ranking, which is compiled by WPP consultancy Kantar Millward Brown, is based on a combination of millions of consumer interviews and each company’s financial performance.

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Switzerland ranked second in World Competitiveness ranking

Hong Kong maintained its hold on the top of the rankings as the world most competitive economy once again, the annual rankings compiled by the IMD World Competitiveness Center in Switzerland shows.  Switzerland and Singapore came in second and third, while the United States ranked fourth, its lowest position in five years and down from third last year. 

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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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World's Most valuable company: Apple first, of course

Tech giant Apple has been named the most valuable brand in the world for a seventh consecutive year, worth $170 billion. Its brand value is up 10% over last year and represents 21% of the company’s recent market value of $806 billion, a 10 per cent increase on the figure for 2016. Google  ranked second place, whose brand value has risen $19.3bn from last year to just under $102bn, according to Forbes. It's the second straight year Google has placed second to Apple, and it is closing the gap with a 23% gain this year after a 26% jump in 2016. 

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Switzerland placed 3rd in global healthcare system ranking

Switzerland ranked third with 92 points in a global list of countries assessed for health care availability and quality (HAQ), while the tiny European nation of Andorra topped the list with an overall score of 95 out of 100, followed by Iceland (94), according to the latest report by the British medical journal The Lancet.   At the bottom of the table was the Central African Republic, scoring just 29 on the overall index, while UK ranked 30th and US 35th with an overall score of 81, tied with Estonia and Montenegro.

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Millionaires: fear for the Future and own wealth

The vast majority of millionaires across seven international markets think the current period is the "most unpredictable" ever, according to a new study by Swiss bank UBS on Wednesday. A total of 2,842 high net worth individuals, at least 30 per cent were women, were interviewed in the U.K., Italy, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico with each millionaire having at least $1 million in investable assets (excluding property). Mexican millionaires topped the list with 90 percent agreeing that we're currently living through the most unpredictable period in history. The biggest domestic issue raised in Mexico was that of corruption.

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Luxury market: Good results for Swiss brands in the Top 100

Emerging consumers markets continue to drive luxury market growth and Switzerland remains one of the world leaders in the luxury industry, due to the solidity of its watch brands. Two Swiss groups are in the top 10: Richemont is second, Swatch Group sixth. The French giant LVMH, including Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Bulgari and Tag Heuer brands, ranked first with a turnover of $ 22.4 billion (CHF 22.54 billion). The Swiss country is one of the most solid luxury markets; in total there are ten Swiss companies in the top 100, according to the fourth annual Global Powers of Luxury Goods report issued by Deloitte Global.

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Europe Basic Resources Supersector: a trend reversal has begun?

At the beginning of October 2016, I wrote an article about the STOXX Supersector Europe 600 Basic Resources Index, and the possibility for this Index to start an intermediate uptrend. From that period we had an increase of about 36% until late February 2017, and now we are in a retracement window that started on February 22th with a drawdown of about -13%. To better understand the performance of this Supersector it is advisable to take into consideration the historical graph prices of the last twenty-seven years.

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    Only a little more than half a year is remaining until implementation of PRIIPs and MiFID II, and th

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