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IMD unveils its Competitiveness Ranking for 2018: The U.S. is on top, Switzerland is not IMD unveils its Competitiveness Ranking for 2018: The U.S. is on top, Switzerland is not IMD unveils its Competitiveness Ranking for 2018: The U.S. is on top, Switzerland is not
What does it take to be the most competitive country in the world? According to Lausanne-based IMD, it takes a combination of 258 hard and soft data indicators, which run the gamut from employment and trade to environmental concerns and quality of life. In tonight's Big Picture, the center's chief economist, Christos Cabolis sheds some light on the 2018 results, including Switzerland's surprise drop in the ranking.
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Hannah Wise
Business Update: Your week in numbers
This week we explore why 2020 is a risky year for Geneva’s luxury watch show, the SIHH. And ahead of the earnings report from UBS next week, @andreasschaffnercnn explains the extra challenges weighing on Swiss banks.
Hannah Wise
Who is the typical CEO?
New research shows Swiss CEOs are younger than most and have a more international background. Hannah Wise examines the CEO profile with Heidrick & Struggles, the search firm, and discovers there’s still a lot of work to do when it comes to gender equality in executive role.
Hannah Wise
Business Update: Your week in money
From economic turbulence to tech triumphs in Las Vegas, we bring you the very best of CNNMoney Switzerland’s coverage this week.
Tanya König
Valora deals minors a major blow
European kiosk operator Valora has a new regulation in place that permits the sale of cigarettes in Switzerland only to those over the age of 18.
Hannah Wise
Business Update gets into the Christmas spirit
This week we break down the ABB deal, look at why Switzerland is still failing women, and hear from UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld about how he likes to spend his $104 million reward. Plus, we take a look at Switzerland’s Christmastime spending– and it is not what you might think.
Hannah Wise
Business Update: Our top three stories in three minutes!
Find out how Brexit is affecting us here in Switzerland, and why you should ask for a pay raise for the sake of the economy!
Martina Fuchs
What helps water investors ride the volatility wave?
The huge demand for water technologies to solve problems such as leaks is one reason these stocks tend to recover faster than others. That’s the view of Stefan Schütz, head of equity research at Tareno Global Water Solutions Fund, who also discusses why making water free to consumers has its pros and cons.
Hannah Wise
What does board member composition say about your company?
When it comes to board membership, Switzerland is “open for change.” A new survey by Denison Consulting says that the role of the board is transforming, and Swiss companies are making changes.
Ana Maria Montero
Is drive for more women at the top in danger of grinding to a halt?
Gender equality in the boardroom won’t happen if the pace of change continues to slow down. Simone Stebler from Egon Zehnder explains why recent improvements are being put under threat as new figures show just 2.7 percent of CEOs at large firms in Switzerland are women.
Hannah Wise
Business Update: Volatility is back with a vengeance
Are we being too emotional when it comes to trading? With volatility back this week on markets, how do we navigate these tense times? Business Update has more on this and the week’s other main financial headlines.
Martina Fuchs
Your home could pay for itself in this ecovillage of the future
Living in a neighborhood where residents are self-sufficient would not only help tackle climate change but also potentially help pay your mortgage, according to James Ehrlich, founder of ReGen Villages. A pilot project is planned for the Netherlands, where cars would also take a back seat.
Hannah Wise
What do you trust: words or numbers?
The Fed chair softened his rhetoric on interest rates, sparking tremendous movement on the markets. Business Update brings you the big stories of the week including that Fed announcement, G-20 anticipation and Swiss GDP surprises.
Olivia Chang
How much do the Swiss spend on Christmas gifts?
How much are you planning to spend on gifts this Christmas? And how early do the Swiss like to buy their presents?
Ana Maria Montero
Why workplace harassment against women is a double discrimination
Sexual violence and harassment at work is a double discrimination for women, as it’s the victim—not the perpetrator—who often ends up leaving their job. That’s the view of Rosa Logar, who helped set up Austria’s first women’s shelter. She spoke to us at a recent anti-violence summit in Bern.
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