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Coca-Cola is the latest big-name company said to be considering the cannabis drinks market. Constantin Marakhov, CEO of Swiss-based Hempfy, isn’t surprised. He thinks cannabis could eventually be in everyday products like toothpaste and that it has the potential to replace the alcohol market completely, though more research is needed.
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Greta Ruffino
Swiss-based charity brings health care to the world's poor by ship
Five billion people globally have insufficient access to health care. Mercy Ships has been using floating hospitals to reach those in need since 1978 and is planning a massive addition to its fleet in 2021. Roland Decorvet, chairman of Mercy Ships Switzerland, tells us more.
Tanya König
Europa Forum Luzern ponders future of Switzerland and Europe
Politicians such as Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, former Swiss President Doris Leuthard, former German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, and business leaders met at Europa Forum Luzern and shared their views on Europe and Switzerland.
Greta Ruffino
What are you doing to upcycle what’s in your closet?
The fashion and textile industries are responsible for around 10 percentage of global greenhouse gas emissions, as much as the total climate impact of the entire European Union. With an estimated 100 billion items of clothes produced annually, retail brands are increasingly coming up with new initiatives for upcycling and repairing.
Frederic Perret
Swiss shoppers embrace Black Friday
Black Friday is here, but are Swiss consumers eager to open their wallets? We take a look at the figures.
Ana Maria Montero
Women in Switzerland work against “heavy stereotypes,” says Bratby
Wies Bratby founded the Zurich-based company Women In Negotiation (WIN) to help professionals negotiate their salaries and promotions. Women tend to find that hard to do and the numbers tell the story: According to the Gender Intelligence Report 2019 by Advance and University of St. Gallen, 65 percent of all career promotions in Switzerland go to men. Bratby explains why this is and gives some advice on how to overcome some key hurdles in negotiation.
Olivia Chang
Meet the student promoting entrepreneurship across Europe
Catch up with Deborah Dörig who was named on Forbes DACH 30 Under 30 list in Switzerland. The University of St. Gallen student spearheaded START Summit 2019, one of the country’s biggest tech and entrepreneurship conferences.
Ana Maria Montero
We can’t afford not to have long-term financial literacy, says author
Conversations about finances should happen much earlier in life. That’s the view of Mara Catherine Harvey, an executive at UBS and author of a series of books that teaches children about how to earn, save, and spend money. Harvey stresses that the ability to make the right long-term financial decisions from a young age is crucial to ensure a future without poverty, particularly as life expectancies increase.
Ana Maria Montero
Getting back in the career game
Looking to get back into the workforce after an extended personal break? Or do you simply want to explore a new direction in your current company? If you’re 45-plus, you will need more than just your experience to get you noticed. Some companies like IKEA Switzerland are helping people transition with “returnships” while others offer more casual options where employers and job hopefuls can meet over coffee. Ana Maria Montero was at the University of St. Gallen’s recent Career Relaunch conference and found out more.
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Richard Quest’s take on the Swiss A220 grounding
CNN’s Richard Quest puts this week’s grounding of the Swiss A220 fleet into the bigger airline industry perspective.
Hannah Wise
Spies, whistleblowers and takeovers: here’s what we’re watching
It’s far from over, says CNNMoney Switzerland Editor-in-Chief Andreas Schaffner, who thinks Credit Suisse’s spy drama could go much deeper and reach higher up before it’s over. He wraps up a busy week in the Swiss financial world on Business Update with Hannah Wise.
Hannah Wise
Wrapping up central bank week: “No guts, no sense, no vision!”
There were few surprises in a pivotal week for some of the world’s biggest economies, as economists dig for new clues about the months ahead. Frédéric Lelièvre says there are still questions to be answered, and he’s surprised by what’s not being addressed—particularly here in Switzerland.
Frederic Perret
Why Swiss electricity could become cheaper
Changes to the Swiss energy market are coming, and increased competition at home and abroad could have implications for our bills.
Hannah Wise
Does the ECB’s move help predict the week ahead for central banks?
The European Central Bank put its cards on the table this week, but we still may not be any closer to guessing how the Swiss National Bank and U.S. Fed will react when they have their turn next week. One thing we can expect, however: many more tweets from U.S. President Trump between now and then.
Hannah Wise
Swiss banks challenged on their own turf and more in Business Update
From the latest challenger bank to the first ever crypto bank, the Swiss banking landscape is changing and changing fast. Our editorial team explains why key announcements this week can only be good for Switzerland.
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