Tag: Switzerland

Top 10 Countries With Largest Gold Reserves

Top 10 Countries With Largest Gold Reserves

Top 10 Countries With Largest Gold Reserves by Frank Holmes Beginning in 2010, central banks around the world turned from being net sellers of gold to net buyers of gold. Last year they collectively added 483 tonnes—the second largest annual […]

Cyberattacks Strike Switzerland ‘All The Time’

Cyberattacks Strike Switzerland ‘All The Time’

Cyberattacks Strike Switzerland ‘All The Time’ By Simon Bradley, Lausanne – SwissInfo.ch Cyberattacks against Swiss institutions and firms, like the RUAG defence contractor hack reported earlier this month, are extremely frequent, according to specialists at a Lausanne cyber security conference. […]

Mapping The Panama Papers Middlemen

Mapping The Panama Papers Middlemen

Mapping The Panama Papers Middlemen by Duc-Quang Nguyen – SwissInfo.ch The Panama Papers show Switzerland was among the top five countries using financial middlemen to set up offshore companies with a Panama law firm. The data leak has shed light on […]

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 […]