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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.