Tag: Switzerland

ChemChina Bids $43 Billion Deal For Syngenta

ChemChina Bids $43 Billion Deal For Syngenta

According to reports, Chinese state-owned chemical company ChemChina is close to agreeing a deal for Swiss seeds and pesticides giant Syngenta. Reuters cites two people familiar with the matter in its report, published this Tuesday. It is thought that the deal […]

Bid To End Financial Speculation On Foodstuffs

Bid To End Financial Speculation On Foodstuffs

Bid To End Financial Speculation On Foodstuffs by Olivier Pauchard, swissinfo.ch A proposal put forward by the Young Socialists aims to curb dramatic price rises on foodstuffs by restricting financial institutions from speculating on food and agricultural commodities. The initiative […]

When Switzerland Had Its Own ‘King’

When Switzerland Had Its Own ‘King’

When Switzerland Had Its Own ‘King’ by Isobel Leybold-Johnson, Zurich, swissinfo.ch Alfred Escher ‘ruled’ Switzerland for over 30 years, overseeing its modernization and the Gotthard Tunnel. A digitalised archive of letters offers an intriguing insight into the mind of this […]

The Minister Who Dismantled Swiss Banking Secrecy

The Minister Who Dismantled Swiss Banking Secrecy

The Minister Who Dismantled Swiss Banking Secrecy by Matthew Allen, swissinfo.ch As the curtain falls on Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf’s career in government, one of the most abiding legacies she leaves behind is the collapse of Swiss banking secrecy under her watch […]

Fractional-Reserve Banking Is Pure Fraud [Part II]

Fractional-Reserve Banking Is Pure Fraud [Part II]

Fractional-Reserve Banking Is Pure Fraud, Part II by Jeff Nielson, Sprott Money Part I of this series brought to attention several facts about our banking “industry.” Notably, that even the most accepted activities of this financial crime syndicate are inherently […]

Cheap Debt Threatens Swiss Economic Stability

Cheap Debt Threatens Swiss Economic Stability

Cheap Debt Threatens Swiss Economic Stability by Matthew Allen, swissinfo.ch The Swiss economy should wean itself off low interest rates and cheap mortgage loans as soon as possible if it wants to remain healthy, according to a study by the […]

Switzerland Still Tops 2015 Financial Secrecy Index

Switzerland Still Tops 2015 Financial Secrecy Index

It’s not easy to be the world’s most financially secretive nation. There are many aspirants to the profitable title of most secretive country, but according to the Tax Justice Network, mountainous, isolated Switzerland is the hands-down winner. Up and comers […]

World CPI Proxy Breaks Below 1%

World CPI Proxy Breaks Below 1%

World CPI Proxy Breaks Below 1% by Eric Bush, CFA, Gavekal Capital Blog There’s been a lot of of deflationary data recently (see here, here and here). The plunge in our simple World CPI proxy to the lowest level since October 2009 doesn’t […]