Category Archive: 3.) Investec

The Road to the Investec Derby: Qipco 2000 Guineas, Newmarket.

All the key racing facts and figures you’ll need to know for the Investec Derby trials.

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The Road to the Investec Derby: Stud Derby Trial, Leopardstown

All the key racing facts and figures you’ll need to know for the Investec Derby trials.

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New Swiss company tax reform plan well received in Brussels

The Swiss government’s company tax reform plans have been reborn after the last plan met with defeat in a popular vote on 12 February 2017. The new plan, dubbed “Tax proposal 17”, aims to avoid issues that bedeviled the last project.

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Derby Style: Can you judge the metal of a man by the shoes he wears?

Teo van den Broeke, Style Director of Esquire gives expert advice on how to ensure your shoes make and don’t break your outfit with JM Weston and Gieves & Hawkes at The Savoy.

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Derby Style: How can you follow a dress code in style?

Teo van den Broeke, Style Director of Esquire suggests an elegant contemporary take on styling your clothes for the races with JM Weston & Gieves & Hawkes at The Savoy.

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The Road to the Investec Derby: Bet365 Classic Trial, Sandown.

All the key racing facts and figures you’ll need to know for the Investec Derby trials.

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Investec Hockey Women’s League Finals Weekend.

Surbiton Hockey Club take victory for the fourth consecutive year in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Finals. Learn more about the Investec hockey sponsorship https://sponsorship.investec.com/hockey/

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The Road to the Investec Derby: Investec Spring meeting.

All the key racing facts and figures you’ll need to know for the Investec Derby trials.

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Euro gains against Swiss franc on French election result

The official French presidential election results place Emmanuel Macron (23.8%) and Marine Le Pen (21.5%) in first and second places in the first round of the French presidential race. The run off between these two will take place on 7 May 2017, when most forecasters expect Macron to win and become France’s next president.

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Big bonuses contrast big losses at Credit Suisse, despite bonus haircuts

The management of Credit Suisse Credit Suisse reduced their bonuses by 40% after severe criticism from shareholders. The reduction amounts to around CHF 20 million. Some are still outraged. The group made a loss of CHF 2.7 billion in 2016 and one of CHF 2.9 billion in 2015.

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Swiss employers continue to discriminate against over 50s

Travail Suisse, an association representing Swiss employees, highlights once more the age discrimination faced by those over 50 in the Swiss job market. In March 2017, 26.8% of unemployed in the this age group had been without work for more than a year, compared to 2.3% of those between 15 and 24 and 14.1% of those aged 25 to 49.

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Close to a fifth of Swiss workers think corruption widespread, says survey

A survey conducted by the advisory firm EY shows a rise in perceived corruption in the workplace in Switzerland. 18% of workers surveyed by the firm in Switzerland now think bribery and corruption are widespread in the country. While high this figure is well below the 33% average for Western Europe and the 51% average across all of the 41 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India that the survey covered.

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Swiss federal tribunal refuses to help French tax authorities

The French tax authorities will not get Swiss help to investigate tax payers identified in data taken by Hervé Falciani from HSBC private bank in Geneva. HSBC, owner of the private bank in Geneva, which became part of HSBC in 1999 when it was acquired from Republic National Bank, a group run by Lebanese-born financier Edmond Safra, described the data taken from the bank in 2008, as stolen, reported the BBC.

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Swiss chef wins world’s best restaurant award

A Swiss chef from Aargau came first in this year’s ranking of the world’s 50 best restaurants. Daniel Humm, co-owner of the restaurant Eleven Madison Park, comes from Strengelbach in Switzerland, and earned his first Michelin star at 24. In 2003, he moved to the United States to become a chef at Campton Place in San Francisco. Three years later, he moved to New York to Eleven Madison Park.

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Paris says no to sand from Swiss company that bid for Trump wall

The French-Swiss group, described as “disreputable” by the Ville de Paris, will not be supplying sand to the city of Paris this summer. Paris Plages (Beaches), a project that creates temporary beaches of sand along the banks of the river Seine every summer, said it would take no more sand from LafargeHolcim because of its willingness get involved in Donald Trumps’s disastrous Mexican wall project.

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Investec would like to thank the city of Cork for one year in business

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The real reason Swiss drugs are so expensive

In Switzerland, a 16-pack of 500mg Dafalgan Odis (Paracetamol) costs CHF 8.60. A comparable French product, Doliprane, costs 1.12 euros for a box of 12 tablets the same size. 12 tablets of 500 mg of Algifor (Ibuprofen) costs CHF 9.90 compared to 2.50 euros for a similar box of Advil in France.

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Swiss Post to start delivering with drones this summer

Swiss post has said it will deliver the first packages by air this summer. The first deliveries will be made between two medical laboratories on the southern side of the Alps. Test flights were conducted in the canton of Bern last year. Now Swiss Post is ready to make commercial deliveries starting in Lugano.

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The Swiss Franc Hits its Lowest Since December

According to some experts, the weaker franc can be partly explained by the market activities of the Swiss National Bank (SNB). The cantonal bank of Thurgau said that the SNB appeared to be targeting a weaker franc ahead of the Dutch elections on Wednesday. Adding that they think an exchange rate of around 1.085 against the euro is possible.

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Vaud Discusses Extending Winter School Holiday to 2 Weeks

In Switzerland, this ski season has been disappointing, particularly if you have school aged children. During the Vaud school holiday this season, the fourth week of February, there was limited snow. Even at high resorts like Verbier, snow conditions were fairly average across the week. The week before there was good snow. But then everyone was still at school. A two-week school holiday in February would increase the chances of striking good snow.

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