Tag: Switzerland

World Currencies – MAP

World Currencies – MAP

World Currencies The value of currency differs across the world and often change over time. The currency exchange rate converts the value of one form of currency into another. Knowledge of this rate is especially useful when traveling to different […]

UBS Plays Down Chances Of Britain Leaving EU

UBS Plays Down Chances Of Britain Leaving EU

UBS Plays Down Chances Of Britain Leaving EU by Matthew Allen, Zurich – swissinfo.ch Britain has about a 30% chance of exiting the European Union when its citizens vote on June 23, according to economists at Switzerland’s largest bank UBS. […]

Five Things A Whistleblower Has To Say About Tax Havens

Five Things A Whistleblower Has To Say About Tax Havens

Five Things A Whistleblower Has To Say About Tax Havens by Jeannie Wurz, swissinfo.ch Following the release on Sunday of the Panama Papers, former whistleblower Rudolf Elmer spoke with journalist Roger Schawinski on Swiss Public Television, SRF, about secrecy, responsibility […]

A Surge In Gun Permits In Switzerland

A Surge In Gun Permits In Switzerland

A Surge In Gun Permits In Switzerland by Jessica Dacey, swissinfo.ch In Switzerland, anyone wanting a gun applies to their cantonal police for a permit. A survey by swissinfo.ch shows permit applications were up almost everywhere in 2015. The small […]

Samsung Shows Off Diamond Encrusted Gear S2

Samsung Shows Off Diamond Encrusted Gear S2

For tech fans that want to stand out from the crowd, companies love coming out with fancy collaborations. Samsung is no different with its Gear S2 smartwatch. Over the years there have been some pretty ludicrous additions to tech items that […]

Heat Is On For Swiss Commodities Sector

Heat Is On For Swiss Commodities Sector

Heat Is On For Swiss Commodities Sector by Samuel Jaberg, swissinfo.ch Voters last month rejected a proposal to ban speculation in food products but not as overwhelmingly as had been expected. Another people’s initiative dubbed “For Responsible Business” is now […]

Tax Havens – USA: The New Switzerland?

Tax Havens – USA: The New Switzerland?

Tax Havens – USA: The New Switzerland? by Jeff Thomas, Sprott Money At one time, tax havens took great pride in calling themselves just that, since low-tax jurisdictions provide people with freedom from oppressive taxation. But, in recent decades, the […]

CHF1,000 bank note shows Swiss cash is king

CHF1,000 bank note shows Swiss cash is king

CHF1,000 bank note shows Swiss cash is king Matthew Allen Feb 23, 2016 – 10:00 Most people in Switzerland will rarely have handled a CHF1,000 banknote, but there are a lot floating around: 45 million of them to be precise. […]

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 […]