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Switzerland shutdown fake cryptocurrency provider in the latest crackdown on e-coin

Switzerland's financial watchdog has closed down what it said was the provider of a fake cryptocurrency and is investigating around a dozen other possible fraud cases, in the latest clamp-down on the risks involving virtual money. Representational image of bitcoins. AFP The move by the FINMA watchdo

FIRSTPOST - 2017-09-20 00:17:30

The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland - hotel review

Asia meets the Alps at the Chedi Andermatt where Swiss mountain style and Eastern flair create a spirit-lifting and deeply comfortable five-star hotel with stand-out spa. The 123-room hotel designed by master architect Jean-Michel Gathy opened in December 2013, an early piece of the ambitious master

STANDARD.CO.UK - 2017-09-19 13:36:48

Rapid Medical: First Patient Enrolled to the TIGERTRIEVER Acute Ischemic Stroke Registry

Today, Rapid Medical, a company focused on the development of neurovascular interventional devices, announced that the first patient was enrolled to the TIGERTRIEVR registry at the Cantonal Hospital of Lucerne, Switzerland. The TIGERTRIEVER is a one-of-a-kind, fully-visible, controllable stentriever

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-09-19 15:00:00

Switzerland shuts up shop for providers of 'fake cryptocurrency' E-Coin in latest clampdown

A Swiss financial watchdog has closed down providers of a "fake" cryptocurrency called E-Coin. The latest regulatory step follows a series of moves from China to toughen up on bitcoin and other digital tokens, signaling frustration in the continent over the phenomenon. According to the central Europ

CNBC - 2017-09-19 11:30:00

Richemont Opens an Innovation Lab in Switzerland

The luxury giant Richemont has opened a research and innovation center in Microcity, a think tank and laboratory site in Switzerland.Credit Frederic Laverriere In today's challenging retail climate, top watch brands are searching for any edge they can find. So the Swiss luxury giant Richemont has o

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-09-19 11:18:36

As No. 1 pick Nico Hischier debuts, Switzerland's NHL influence continues to climb

Nico Hischier (18) will make his NHL preseason debut tonight against the Capitals. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File) As soon as Damien Riat saw his name in the Washington Capitals' lineup for their preseason opener against New Jersey, he pulled out his phone. "Looking forward to seeing yo

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-18 09:36:00

Switzerland's Falcon Private Bank names Grassi to be new chairman

ZURICH, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Switzerland's Falcon Private Bank named Roberto Grassi as its new chairman on Monday, replacing Christian Wenger whose departure was announced this month. Falcon, owned by Middle Eastern investment firm Aabar Investments, said in a statement Grassi was elected at an extr

REUTERS - 2017-09-18 09:09:03

Clogged drain? Could mean toilet is flush with cash

If someone tells you they flushed more than a hundred grand down the toilet, chances are they're referring figuratively to a bad investment, or an outrageous extravagance. But in Switzerland, prosecutors have opened an investigation into why two people literally tried to cram about 100,000 euros ($

FRANCE 24 - 2017-09-18 17:40:19

Flush With Cash: Swiss Toilets Mysteriously Stuffed With 500-Euro Bills

Toilets in Geneva were clogged with tens of thousands of dollars' worth of discarded cash earlier this summer - and nobody knows why. The bathrooms at a branch of the UBS bank in Geneva, as well as in three nearby restaurants, had pipes stuffed with 500-euro bills that had apparently been cut up wit

NPR - 2017-09-18 17:10:00

Make tracks: ride the world's newest cycling routes

New paths for recreational cycling are springing up in the UK and around the globe, offering everything from scenic countryside tours to relaxed city rides The Speyside Way, from Kincraig to Boat of Garten. Photograph: VisitCairngorms Wales The gently undulating Speyside Way is one of four officia

THE GUARDIAN - 2017-09-16 10:00:09

People in Switzerland Want to Know Who Is Clogging Their Toilets With Wads of Cash

(GENEVA) - Talk about flush with cash. A Geneva official has confirmed a newspaper report that said wads of cut-up 500-euro notes (about $600 each) mysteriously turned up jammed into the toilets of three neighborhood restaurants and a bank in separate episodes in recent months.Prosecutor's office sp

TIME - 2017-09-16 16:23:24

These are the world's chillest cities

Move here to stress less. International technology firm ZipJet has just released its latest roundup of the world's most and least stressful cities and not one American city cracked the top 10 spots for "least stressful." Instead it was Stuttgart, Germany - a city of roughly 625,000 people in the cou

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-15 19:18:32

Switzerland proposes to ban facial coverings, vote likely by 2020

Switzerland could become the latest country to ban facial coverings worn by some Muslim women after activists collected more than the 100,000 signatures required to put the proposal to a national vote. The group, called "Yes to a Mask Ban" delivered the petition on Friday, setting up a vote by 2020.

INDIAN EXPRESS - 2017-09-15 19:04:00

How The Bitcoin Bubble Will Pop

Bitcoin is called a bubble frequently. As a Bitcoin enthusiast, I have decided to venture to the dark side and discuss the catalysts I see as potentially bursting the bubble. We discuss the next possible Mt. Gox sized collapse, regulations on ICOs globally and the possibility of exchange shutdowns w

SEEKINGALPHA.COM - 2017-09-15 18:33:29

Booking.com Defends Pricing After Swiss Launch Investigation

GENEVA - Online travel giant Booking.com is defending its policy on the commissions it charges in Switzerland after a state agency opened an investigation into alleged "abusive" pricing. Spokeswoman Leslie Cafferty of parent company Priceline Group says Booking.com told the Swiss price watchdog in a

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-09-14 11:21:40

Collaborative Robots Market by Payload Capacity, Industry, Application And Geography - Global Forecast to 2023

LONDON, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "Collaborative robots market projected to grow at a CAGR of 56.94% during forecast period"Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/5100651 The collaborative robots market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 56.94% between 2017 and 2023, to be

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-09-14 23:13:00

SteelEye Initiates International Expansion by Partnering with Anchor Group to Bring its MiFID II Solution to the Swiss Market

Partnership will provide Swiss firms with an unrivalled end-to-end solution to help meet their obligations for Record Keeping, Trade Reconstruction, Best Execution and Transaction Reporting Significant market opportunity as MiFID II deadline looms and firms' regulatory burdens continue to increase P

CNBC - 2017-09-14 11:07:00

Swiss central bank ditches mantra on franc overvaluation

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's central bank tempered its view of the Swiss franc's overvaluation on Thursday although analysts said the language shift should not be seen as heralding a departure from its ultra-loose monetary policy. The Swiss National Bank retained its negative interest rates and

INVESTING.COM - 2017-09-14 11:00:00

Swiss Central Bank Tweaks View on Franc to 'Highly Valued' From 'Significantly Overvalued' -- 2nd Update

ZURICH - Switzerland's central bank on Thursday softened its longstanding warning about the strong franc but still said that it was "highly valued, " suggesting Swiss officials aren't fully satisfied yet with the franc's weakening against the euro. The franc weakened against the euro despite the SN

FOXBUSINESS - 2017-09-14 10:24:57

German Far-Right Leader Accused Of Illegally Hiring Syrian Refugee

A leader of the German far-right, anti-immigrant party Alternative for Germany is under fire this week over accusations that she illegally employed a Syrian refugee. The German newspaper Die Zeit reported on Wednesday that Alternative for Germany's Alice Weidel, one of the party's two top candidates

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2017-09-14 21:26:11