Tag Archives: Switzerland

21Jan/17

Hot air balloons color Switzerland Sky

The Annual hot air balloon festival kicks off in the Swiss city of Chateau d’Oex
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17Jan/17

Shakira urges Davos elite to nurture future leaders

Music star and a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira talks about her campaign for early child education at a meeting held at the sidelines of World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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16Jan/17

World needs open markets, free trade, not protectionism, says WEF

The world needs global trade, open markets and fair competition, not protectionism, says the World Economic Forum’s Philipp Roesler, a former German economy minister.

SHOWS: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND (JANUARY 16, 2017) (REUTERS) – Global cooperation, open markets and free trade are the key to success in the world’s economy, not protectionism, said the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) board member Philipp Roesler on Monday (January 17).

Speaking to Reuters Television ahead of the official opening of the annual meeting in Davos, Roesler, a former German economy minister, said “we do see a trend towards more protectionism.”

“From our point of view we need a strong stance in terms of global trade, open markets, free trade and fair competition.”

“The solution cannot be that politicians are focusing more and more on a national level, because then, the globalisation of the business will be out of any control or regulation.”

Roesler said “the best way is global cooperation, … the purpose of this year’s annual meeting.”

His remarks came shortly before German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble issued a warning to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump over the dangers of protectionist trade policies.

Asked whether the WEF’s importance was shrinking due to the absence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Roesler said “for the first time we have the Chinese president here at the World Economic Forum and this at a time when in the United States and many other countries the focus is more domestic.”

“We understand this as a great signal to have the Chinese president here to discuss the world economy and the necessity for a world economy.”

The WEF’s annual meeting begins on Tuesday, Jan. 17, with Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking in the morning.

16Jan/17

Damning inequality report haunts Davos

Just eight individuals, all men, own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population, Oxfam said on Monday (January 16) in a report calling for action to curtail rewards for those at the top. Jacob Greaves reports. Continue reading

09Jan/17

Ronaldo wins FIFA’s player of the year award

Cristiano Ronaldo wins best men’s player of the year, while Leicester City’s Claudio Ranieri picks up coach of the year at FIFA award show.

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12Dec/16

Arsenal get Bayern again, Barcelona meet PSG

Arsenal will face German champions Bayern Munich in the Champions League last-16 for the third time in four seasons, as Paris St Germain draw Barcelona and the holders Real Madrid face Napoli.

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21Nov/16

Bill Gates works with Swiss perfume company to make toilets smell better

Bill Gates has partnered with a perfume company in Switzerland in an effort to find a way to get rid of the repulsive smell of toilets. The project is aimed at encouraging people in the developing world to use toilets rather than defecate in open areas.
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17Mar/16
Swiss watchmakers

Swiss watchmakers change tack to embrace smartwatches

Swiss watchmakers, who once dismissed smartwatches as short-lived gadgets, are now racing to grab a share of a fast-growing market

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