Category Archive: 3.) Investec

Poverty in Switzerland has more to do with age than any other factor

A recent report classifies 570,000 people in Switzerland as poor. This number represents 7% of the population, and relates to 2015. In 2014, the same percentage was 6.6%. The report, which looks only at income, defines as poor a single person with income less than CHF 2,239 per month or a family of four with income below CHF 3,984 per month.

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Swiss authorities concerned about health impact of certain chemicals

A pilot bio-monitoring project in Switzerland will measure traces of pollutants and micronutrient and endocrine disruptors in organic samples. According to 20 Minutes, the impact of certain chemical products worries the authorities. The pilot project was launched last week by the executive branch of Switzerland’s government, known as the Federal Council.

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Strong Swiss franc could be over reckons currency strategist at UBS

Tribune de Genève. After more than two years of a highly overvalued franc, relative to the euro, the currency should ease in the near term reckons Thomas Flury, senior currency strategist at UBS. He expects a euro to be worth 1.14 francs in 6 months and 1.16 within a year.

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6 Swiss regions in Europe’s 10 most prosperous

Six Swiss regions make the top ten most prosperous regions of Europe measured in terms of GDP per person, according to an analysis by the University of Lausanne. The six Swiss regions are Zurich (3rd), Ticino (4th), Basel (5th), the region around Zug (6th), Bern-Solothurn (7th) and Suisse romande, Switzerland French-speaking region (8th).

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What are the top 3 reasons for M&A exit process failure?

Christian and his team conducted research tracking all companies that have been up for sale or mandated advisors spanning 10 years to uncover interesting insight and data into the M&A market and clients. Series two of Pulse Insight delves into the top 3 reasons why M&A deals fail and explores the possible solutions to prevent …

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Investec East Asian Basket

Investec’s new offshore investment – giving you a minimum return similar to a cash investment, plus double the returns of world markets.

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The Road to the Investec Derby: The Dante Stakes

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

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New 20 Swiss franc note officially launched

The Swiss National Bank is the process of issuing new bank notes. A new 50 franc note hit the streets last year. Now it is the new 20 franc note’s turn. Officially launched today, it will enter circulation on 17 May 2017.

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Easyjet expands in Geneva adding a new aircraft

On Friday, Easyjet added a 14th aircraft to its Geneva-based fleet. The new Airbus A320 will allow it to add new destinations. The new aircraft will create 36 new jobs on top of the current 500 at the airline’s Geneva base, Thomas Haagensen, Easyjet’s director of northern Europe, told Le Matin Dimanche.

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Unemployment benefit scam rocks Vaud

Last week, the regional newspaper 24 Heures, uncovered a fraudulent scheme allegedly involving two workers from the union Unia, which may have cost Vaud’s social security system as much as CHF 3 million. The alleged fraud is centred on the construction industry, where bosses of small businesses along with two staff from the union Unia managed to deceive the canton’s unemployment fund.

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The Road to the Investec Derby: The Chester Vase

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: Lingfield Derby Trial

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

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Investec Ambassadors: GB Olympic Hockey Stars.

Investec is thrilled to have two inspirational hockey stars, Alex Danson and Maddie Hinch, as Brand Ambassadors.

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Thousands of cross-border workers risk big bills for health insurance

Thousands of cross-border workers working in the canton of Geneva, who have not yet formally sorted out their health insurance situation, risk getting a big bill. This week the canton made a final call to those living in France and working in Geneva to make a formal choice between the French and Swiss health systems, something which must be done before the final deadline on 30 September 2017.

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Investec Hockey: Behind the Scenes.

A sneak peak of our upcoming campaign with the GB Hockey team.

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Derby Style: How can you choose the perfect hat?

Couture milliner & Royal Warrant holder, Rachel Trevor Morgan advises celebrated actress Emilia Fox on how to choose the perfect piece to wear to the races.

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Derby Style: Does everything start with the hat?

Ella Catliff of La Petite Anglaise gives advice on two key outfit trends to compliment the hat of your choice.

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Derby Style: How can your make-up compliment your outfit?

Ella Catliff of La Petite Anglaise suggests two key beauty looks to complete your style for the races.

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Derby Style: What are the rules of morning dress?

Derby Style: David Evans of Grey Fox Blog discovers how to express your own style within the rules of morning dress.

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Derby Style: How can you stand out in style?

David Evans of Grey Fox Blog suggests alternatives to morning dress, helping you to achieve an iconic look that compliments your style.

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