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Brexit: Britain to lose the most, says LSE professor Paul De Grauwe Brexit: Britain to lose the most, says LSE professor Paul De Grauwe Brexit: Britain to lose the most, says LSE professor Paul De Grauwe
In exactly one year's time, Britain will begin its transition out of the EU. According to our Newsmaker, "We will all be worse off but Britain more so." The eminent economist and former member of Belgium's Parliament Paul De Grauwe says some UK politicians dream of having the Swiss model. He talks to Amanda Kayne about a post-Brexit dynamic within Europe, but begins by giving his thoughts on how Britain has handled its journey thus far.
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Hannah Wise
Banking goals: Swissquote using Manchester United to access Asia
Swissquote CEO Marc Bürki explains why it can be tough for Swiss banks in Asia and how his company’s unique way of accessing the market is paying off.
Ana Maria Montero
Why giants like Nestlé need to create jobs for the next generation
Laurent Freixe, head of Zone Americas at Nestlé, argues that it’s not enough to focus on big, global issues like, for example, climate change. Creating jobs for young people is just as vital—and he has a plan. We sat down with him in Vevey as part of our special HR series with Universum.
Olivia Chang
Why the “Davos for Women” is finally coming to Switzerland
Irene Natividad is the driving force behind the Global Summit of Women. The business and economic forum first launched in 1990 and now it is coming to Basel, Switzerland in 2019. A self-proclaimed “quota girl,” Natividad explains why, love them or loath them, gender quotas work.
Andreas Schaffner
Jeremy Rifkin: Switzerland is well prepared for digital transformation
Best-selling author and economist Jeremy Rifkin sees Switzerland as “ideally suited” for our digital era. With the economy undergoing a fundamental transformation, regional powers will play an increasingly important role in building up the infrastructure needed for the Third Industrial Revolution.
Martina Fuchs
How much money do you need to build an IT giant?
Think you need to be a millionaire to build a company? Think twice. Here’s Narayana Murthy, founder of Indian software giant Infosys, who shows you how you can turn a USD 250 loan from your wife into a global IT behemoth.
Tanya König
Swiss art dealer: Don’t expect to make a lot of money in first 20 years
Eva Presenhuber is one of most influential art dealers in the world. She owns galleries in both Zurich and New York and has also been in the selection committee of Art Basel. She tells us what it takes to make it into the prestigious fair and how to stay relevant in the ever-changing art market.
Martina Fuchs
Kevin Rudd: China, U.S. not yet at "one minute to midnight"
Ex-Australian Prime Minister and China expert Kevin Rudd thinks trumpeting the arrival of a new Cold War between the world’s two economic superpowers is overblown: “There has been a sea change in the U.S. view of China,” but the world has not yet reached “one minute to midnight.”
Ana Maria Montero
MCH Group strikes new deal with hotels in move to reinvent Baselworld
MCH Group has concluded a deal with hotels to end minimum stay requirements and cap prices during Baselworld. The cost of exhibiting at the struggling trade fair is also being reviewed. Interim CEO Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard says the aim is to “offer more and keep the costs where they are, maybe even reduce them.”
Hannah Wise
Pension funds eye crypto investments
With Switzerland’s aging population and the ever-increasing pressure on pension funds, our Newsmaker explores the potential for crypto investments. Willi Thurnherr, the CEO of Aon Retirement Switzerland, tells Hannah Wise that pensions are far from boring.
Hannah Wise
Swiss chocolate maker: “We want to stay independent”
Chocolatier Camille Bloch is a third-generation family business—and the only family-run chocolate company in Switzerland. Hannah Wise sits down with CEO Daniel Bloch to discuss the pressures of succession.
Hannah Wise
Avaloq chairman: Get ready for Formula V
Avaloq founder Francisco Fernandez is chasing down his dreams of owning a B2C business by launching Formula V, a virtual form of Formula-level driving. Here he tells us more about his plan and why he likes to create companies.
Hannah Wise
Sensing Success: Sensirion CEO looks back on landmark year
It’s been one of the most successful IPOs in the world so far this year. But Sensirion CEO Marc von Waldkirch says he’s glad it’s over. Hannah Wise caught up with him to find out what’s next for the Swiss company and for the CEO who says his door is always open.
Martina Fuchs
WHO head of public health: Why air pollution is the “new tobacco”
Wealthy countries like Switzerland have shown that they can develop economically “without polluting [their] environment,” says Maria Neira, WHO’s head of public health. Like smoking, people needed to know about the health risks of breathing air that isn’t clean, argues Neira.
Olivia Chang
Liechtenstein bank sees big rise in blockchain clients from Switzerland
The former PM of Liechtenstein Mario Frick thinks Swiss banks will start doing business with blockchain firms by second half of 2019. Currently, these types of companies struggle to open bank accounts. Bank Frick is already offering these services and has seen a huge rise in blockchain clients.
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