Thomas Borer is a Former Swiss Ambassador in Berlin and former Ambassador and Head of the “Switzerland – Second World War” Task Force, which examined the role of Switzerland as a financial center during the Nazi era. Daniel Warner is a Swiss-American political scientist and former Deputy to the Director, Graduate Institute, Geneva. Both sits with Amanda Kayne to discuss the blooming US-Swiss relationship.
Deputy Editor in Chief Frédéric Lelièvre guides you through the most important news stories of this week—and with just one photo, he explains the importance of social media when it comes to luxury brands.
Light pollution impacts human health and the ecosystem. In fact, there’s no longer complete natural darkness in Switzerland. This is why, according to Lukas Schuler of Dark-Sky Switzerland, businesses should create a lumen budget not only to save light flux and money, but to recapture the night sky.
Boeing’s share price dropped 11 percent earlier this week following Sunday’s crash of the 737 MAX outside Addis Ababa. Andreas Schaffner explains why this latest incident—the second fatal crash in five months—won’t break Boeing but could offer opportunities for Chinese airplane manufacturers.
The 2019 Schilling Report says there’s “good news” about gender diversity at Swiss companies, but the latest WEF report says Switzerland lags behind. On International Women’s Day we ask Esther-Mirjam de Boer, CEO of GetDiversity, and Swiss-French snowboarder Anne-Flore Marxer what can be done.
From the big premieres to the challenges facing the motor industry, we are unpacking the highlights from the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, which runs until March 17. Hannah Wise and Frederic Lelievre discuss China’s growing influence, Brexit, electric vehicles and the future of show itself.
UBS has been ordered to pay out €4.5 billion for helping French clients evade taxes. The bank says it will challenge the verdict, but what does the decision tell us about Swiss banking? We explore the UBS decision and look at Glencore, Germania AG and why the ECB might be changing strategy.
Impact investing is often confused with philanthropy, says Rochus Mommartz, CEO of responsAbility Investments. But now finding ways to help our planet and make money is big business, and renewable energy will be among the burgeoning sectors in 2019.
This week in Business Update, we look at how the EU may treat Switzerland following the “mind-the-gap" trade deal between Bern and London. Also in the program: Nestlé’s bet with Starbucks, a sharp move for the Swiss franc, and a cryptocurrency checkup.