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Online alternative finance shaking up the industry   Online alternative finance shaking up the industry   Online alternative finance shaking up the industry
Online alternative finance is reaching new heights as more and more peer-to-peer lenders take on some of the world's most conservative banks to perform the role of money machine. CNNMoney Switzerland discusses this growing trend with Daniel Sandmeier, CEO of Instimatch Global, and Alwin Meyer, CEO of Swisspeers.
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Hannah Wise
Forget the latest rankings—Switzerland is still innovative
Innovation is an industry, and business is booming—that’s according to our expert this week on Corporate Switzerland. Leadership coach Lisa Christen travels the country meeting Swiss companies and tells us why we are still succeeding.
Hannah Wise
Business Update: A wrap-up of the week’s top financial stories
This week: As Brexit chaos continues, @fredericlelievrecnn explains why, from a Swiss point of view, we should be jealous of the negotiations. Plus: Is the oil price situation a catastrophe?
Ana Maria Montero
How perpetrators of domestic violence use money as a weapon
Denying victims access to money is one way that perpetrators of domestic abuse can use finances to control their partner. This was highlighted at a national conference in Bern as Switzerland looks to implement the Istanbul Convention, which aims to combat different types of violence against women. 
Ana Maria Montero
IBM and Medgate creating chatbot to help diagnose your aches and pains
Artificial intelligence is being used to connect patients with treatment, a development made possible by Europe’s largest telemedicine provider and IBM’s research lab in Rüschlikon. According to Andy Fischer, CEO of Medgate, this type of automation is vital to keeping health care costs down.
Hannah Wise
Business Update: A wrap-up of the week’s top financial stories
This week: The political and economic impact of the U.S. midterm elections, a fall from grace for Swiss asset manager GAM, and how Swiss businesses are cashing in on one of the biggest shopping days of the year.
Joel Espi
Startups: Does Switzerland lack risk takers?
During the 2018 edition of MassChallenge, an accelerator program for early-stage startups, fledging Swiss startups were rewarded for their innovative ideas. But now that it’s over, who will fund their continued growth?
Martina Fuchs
The shopping event Swiss retailers and consumers can’t ignore
Chinese shoppers account for 30 to 40 percent of online luxury goods purchases. Richemont has joined forces with e-commerce giant Alibaba, and the 11.11 Singles Day sale will be the first test. Jeffrey Towson, an Alibaba influencer, takes us behind the scenes of the world’s biggest shopping day.
Olivia Chang
How much does a presidential suite cost in Switzerland?
We took a tour inside Park Hyatt Zurich’s presidential suite to see how much everything costs, from the minibar to the toiletries to the flowers.
Ana Maria Montero
What Global Digital Women and Amazon Germany teamed up to do together
Tijen Onaran is on mission to highlight the role women are playing in everything from AI to blockchain. She is the founder of Global Digital Women, which is teaming up with Amazon Germany for projects including Female Entrepreneur of the Future in 2019.
Olivia Chang
What is the WTO?
The World Trade Organization was created in 1995 and is based in Geneva, Switzerland. Here’s a roundup of everything you need to know about the organization.
Hannah Wise
Dectris founder: “You need to take some risks in life”
Christian Brönnimann was a researcher at the Paul Scherrer Institute before founding Dectris, his own company. The cameras have been selling so well, the company hasn’t needed any outside investors to finance growth.
Hannah Wise
Business Update: A wrap-up of the week’s top financial stories
Markets are still volatile, tech is back in the spotlight for a second week, and Swiss banks are making headlines. All this, plus Bitcoin is celebrating its tenth birthday.
Martina Fuchs
Who’s winning the “race for clean air”?
Swiss TPH’s Nino Künzli says cities like Los Angeles have turned it around. But he warns that any improvements shouldn’t result in developing nations being used as pollution dumping grounds, arguing “the dirty production is done in places where we don’t have regulations.”
Hannah Wise
Swiss business gives us food for thought
Its aim is to change the way we eat lunch. Now as winner of this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year award, Felfel says that Swiss businesses even tout its iconic fridge as a perk when trying to lure new talent. Hannah Wise met the team who says it’s saving us from dull lunchtimes.
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