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“India is like a sleeping giant,” says Chrys Kamber of Picard Angst “India is like a sleeping giant,” says Chrys Kamber of Picard Angst “India is like a sleeping giant,” says Chrys Kamber of Picard Angst
For IMF chief Christine Lagarde, India has the potential to become the world’s fastest growing economy. In an interview with CNNMoney Switzerland, Chrys Kamber, head of Indian investments at Picard Angst, sees positive signals despite the macroeconomic headwinds.
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Hannah Wise
Facebook faces privacy pushback over digital currency
Facebook will have a hard time building trust in its digital currency because of its poor record on privacy, says billionaire investor Ken Fisher.
Martina Fuchs
Don’t forget women refugees, says Plan International
Refugees can be valuable contributors to the economy but need the opportunity to thrive, says Suba Umathevan, CEO of Plan International Switzerland. She also sees the need to focus on female refugees.
Martina Fuchs
From welfare to workforce
The number of people fleeing war, conflict, and persecution surpassed 70 million last year. But how can refugees be included in the economies of their new countries? Valentina Velandia, co-founder of Capacity, sees an entrepreneurial approach.
Hannah Wise
Carmignac: When you are a central banker, you cannot lose credibility
With all eyes on the U.S. Federal Reserve’s monetary policy statement, Didier Saint-Georges, member of investment committee at Carmignac, argues that Chair Jerome Powell’s must show that the Fed’s decision hasn’t been swayed by political pressure—otherwise credibility is questioned.
Hannah Wise
Can you afford to live until 100?
As we age, our pensions tend to push us toward less risky assets. But with many of us now facing a life span of over 100 years, AXA Investment Managers suggest that we should in fact embrace more risk than we normally would.
Martina Fuchs
EU declines access to Swiss stock exchange—for now
The European Union on Tuesday refused to give the Swiss stock exchange access to EU markets beyond June after Bern failed to sign a new treaty with Brussels. Christopher Gannatti, head of European research at WisdomTree, says the two sides still have 12 days to find a solution to the impasse.
Martina Fuchs
Facebook’s new cryptocurrency divides experts in Switzerland
Facebook will launch Libra as a global cryptocurrency. Switzerland’s vibrant crypto industry, however, is divided when it comes to judging the latest announcement from the social media giant, as CNNMoney Switzerland’s Olivia Chang reports.
Martina Fuchs
Why Facebook is going into crypto
On Tuesday, Facebook formally unveiled Libra, its highly-anticipated digital currency project, and also announced the creation of the Libra Association. According to Dante Disparte, head of policy and communications for the Libra Association, here’s what we can expect.
Martina Fuchs
What Libra means for Facebook
In an interview with CNNMoney Switzerland, CNN correspondent Clare Sebastian talks about the reason behind Facebook’s move into crypto today.
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BB Biotech’s building blocks
Pioneering spirit, know-how and growth are the basis for BB Biotech's success over the past 25 years and have made the investment trust one of the world's largest biotech investors. Learn more about the key factors of this success story.
Martina Fuchs
China expert explains cultural misunderstanding after economist’s comment
China Railway Construction Corporation excluded UBS from a bond deal after the bank’s global chief economist used the phrase “Chinese pig,” adding another chapter to an unexpected tiff between Switzerland’s largest bank and China. According to Ji Bo, chief representative for Europe at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, cultural awareness is key.
Martina Fuchs
Framework deal turns Switzerland and the EU into David and Goliath
With the European Commission and Switzerland unlikely to sign off tomorrow on their long-awaited treaty, Stefan Legge, lecturer in economics at the University of St. Gallen, says it’s imperative that “David and Goliath” reach a deal. Entering a prolonged tit-for-tat game, he adds, could jeopardize existing good relations.
Hannah Wise
Investors are moving to direct lending, but what’s the risk?
After the financial crisis, many institutional investors have moved to direct lending in search of higher returns. Kirsten Bode, co-head of private debt, pan Europe at Muzinich & Co., talks about the origins of that market and how she sees the risks in this asset class.
Hannah Wise
Women’s strike: What’s the real message?
As women in Switzerland took to the streets on Friday to call for equality and respect, Isabelle Fellrath, a lawyer at SwissLegal, says much of the message had been diminished by the debate around whether it could even be called a strike or not. Legalities aside, Fellrath argues that “we are walking on eggshells” in addressing sensitive issues and the key message is that something substantial needs to be done.
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