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“Mario Draghi left the headlines to the Turkish central bank,” says Samy Chaar of Lombard Odier  “Mario Draghi left the headlines to the Turkish central bank,” says Samy Chaar of Lombard Odier  “Mario Draghi left the headlines to the Turkish central bank,” says Samy Chaar of Lombard Odier
The European Central Bank kept its monetary policy unchanged on Thursday. In an interview with CNNMoney Switzerland, Samy Chaar, chief economist of Banque Lombard Odier, sees it as a sign of confidence from ECB head Mario Draghi. This is in contrast to the situation in Turkey, where the central bank there raised its interest rates to to 24 percent, a hike of 625 basis points from the previous rate of 17.75 percent.
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Switzerland prepares China charm offensive
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Facebook results likely to please, says Fidelity International
Fidelity International is betting that Facebook will post good quarterly results next week after the company took steps to improve its business model and margins.
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Swiss earnings: don’t expect too much cheer
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ABB could see further break-up in the medium term
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Investing in esports goes beyond Tencent
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Notre Dame and the business of insuring against disasters
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Green shoots appearing in global economy
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Leaving Baselworld makes sense for Breitling
Swiss watchmaker Breitling announced it will skip Baselworld next year, dealing another blow to the struggling watch and jewelry fair. The move comes after Swatch Group already pulled out this year. For watch journalist Alexander Linz, the decision makes sense for Breitling but is a “mess” for the fair, which has already adapted its pricing model and dates to better serve the industry.
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“Low inflation is a concern,” says Cedric Tille of Graduate Institute
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Zurich Insurance’s Guy Miller on Swiss public debt—or lack thereof
Switzerland should consider issuing more bonds to fund projects that will help the economy stay competitive, says Guy Miller, chief market strategist for Zurich Insurance.
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Stadler: Assessing the first day of trading
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April 12 Markets Summary: Global markets gain on China data, U.S. bank results
Surprisingly strong trade data out of China and better-than-expected U.S. bank results boosted global markets today. In Switzerland, the SMI retreated as investors shifted from defensive stocks into financials.
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Economiesuisse opposes IMF’s view of Swiss fiscal policy
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