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World Cup draw is without 10 of top 32 in new FIFA rankings

ZURICH (AP) - Ten of the top 32 teams in the latest FIFA rankings will not be in next week's World Cup draw. No. 10 Chile, No. 14 Italy and No. 24 the United States are among those missing, while all five of Asia's World Cup entries are outside the top 32. Defending champion Germany leads an unchang

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-23 11:25:30

Switzerland Is The World's Largest Hedge Fund

The BOJ, the ECB, and the Fed have gone on an asset buying spree since 2008. Meanwhile, the more sober-minded gnomes of the Swiss National Bank expanded their own balance sheet at a much steadier pace. Though in percentage terms, it blew it up far more than the Fed or the BOJ did theirs. And now the

SEEKINGALPHA.COM - 2017-11-23 08:26:11

Swiss Generation Approaching Its Peak but Doubts Remain

(Reuters) - One of the finest generations of players Switzerland has ever produced will be at its peak at the World Cup in Russia, raising hopes that the team can reach the last eight of a major tournament after a wait of more than 60 years. Players such as Ricardo Rodriguez, Fabian Schaer, Xherdan

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-11-23 00:24:29

Swiss Get Juncker House Call as EU Seeks to Anchor Economic Ties

The European Union's attempt to streamline its complicated relationship with Switzerland may get a boost on Thursday. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is visiting Bern and, according to the Swiss government, this will provide an opportunity to assess the ongoing negotiations on an "

BLOOMBERG - 2017-11-23 05:00:00

Swiss pledge more funds for EU budget, progress on treaty

BERN (Reuters) - Switzerland and the European Union, its main trading partner, made headway on Thursday on clinching a new treaty meant to cement ties, and Bern pledged fresh contributions to EU coffers. The head of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and Swiss President Doris Leuthard gave an

REUTERS - 2017-11-23 12:48:48

Man United loses 1-0 at Basel in Champions League

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) - Manchester United was deservedly beaten 1-0 by a spirited Basel in the Champions League on Wednesday, leaving all the qualification places open in Group A with one game remaining. Basel defender Michael Lang struck in the 89th minute to cap an impressive second half for the

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-22 21:46:55

History repeats for Mourinho, Man United with loss at Basel

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) - Jose Mourinho brought his team to Basel in the Champions League for the first time in four years. And lost again. Manchester United came to Basel in the Champions League for the first time in six years. And lost again. History repeated itself Wednesday when Basel struck in

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-22 23:46:06

Switzerland's Trade Surplus Narrowed In October

USDCHF Movement For the 24 hours to 23:00 GMT, the USD declined 0.2% against the CHF and closed at 0.9914. In economic news, Switzerland's trade surplus narrowed to CHF2.33 billion in October, after recording a surplus of CHF2.92 billion in the prior month. In the Asian session, at GMT0400, the pair

INVESTING.COM - 2017-11-22 06:39:21

U.S. blocks work on WTO ministerial statement ahead of meeting

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday blocked efforts by the World Trade Organization to draft a declaration for ministers to agree on next month, a move that reflects President Donald Trump's view that the WTO does not give his country a fair deal. Roberto Azevedo, director-General of

REUTERS - 2017-11-22 19:05:55

Man Utd progress on hold after Basel celebrate 1-0 win

BASEL, SWITZERLAND (Reuters) - Manchester United missed a chance to reach the Champions League knockout stages with a match to spare for the first time since 2014 after a late goal condemned them to a 1-0 defeat at Basel in a pulsating Group A clash on Wednesday. Soccer Football - Champions League

REUTERS - 2017-11-22 22:44:23

This idyllic Swiss village wants to pay you more than 50,000 to move there

If it's ever been a distant dream of yours to wind up in a tiny and beautiful mountain village, consider this. The Swiss town of Albinen, located in the scenic canton of Valais, wants to pay people 25,000 Swiss francs (18,900) each to move there. The council will soon be voting on the new initiative

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-21 15:27:00

Prince Charles pal and trading veteran hit with 114m tax fine

Prince Charles's friend Urs Schwarzenbach, the polo playing currency trader in the middle of Switzerland's biggest tax battle, has been ordered to pay more than 114 million in unpaid duty to the Zurich authorities. Schwarzenbach, a former head of UBS's foreign exchange operations in London who went


Smalling defends himself after England omission

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) - Manchester United defender Chris Smalling says he has nothing to prove to England manager Gareth Southgate after being dropped by the national team and having his ability publicly questioned. Smalling was overlooked for England's recent friendly games against Germany and Br

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-21 19:19:05

The 3D Cell Culture Market Is Expected To Reach USD 1,702.3 Million By 2022 From USD 682.8 Million In 2017, At A CAGR Of 20.3%

LONDON, Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "Global 3D cell culture market projected to grow at a CAGR of 20.3%"The 3D cell culture market is expected to reach USD 1,702.3 million by 2022 from USD 682.8 million in 2017, at a CAGR of 20.3%. The rising focus on developing alternative methods for animal test


This Investor Wouldn't Buy a U.K. Asset Manager at Any Price

Brexit has so damaged the allure of U.K. asset managers as takeover targets that one French investor said he wouldn't be a buyer at any price. Daniel Roy, head of La Banque Postale Asset Management in Paris, said Britain's departure from the European Union is such a "bad affair" for the nation's mon


FIFA leaves playoff controversy referee off World Cup list

ZURICH (AP) - The referee who awarded the penalty that eliminated Northern Ireland from the World Cup playoffs has been dropped from FIFA's pool of match officials preparing for the tournament. FIFA has published a list of 36 referees to attend a World Cup seminar from Nov. 25-29 in Abu Dhabi that d


Goffin ousts Federer in ATP Finals semifinal comeback

LONDON (AP) - David Goffin ended Roger Federer's bid for a seventh ATP Finals title by stunning the favorite 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the semifinals on Saturday. The Belgian claimed the biggest win of his career and qualified for the final on Sunday, when he will face Grigor Dimitrov or Jack Sock. They play


This stunning Swiss city is the most Instagrammed place in the world in the winter

Bern has been named the most popular location to Instagram when the cold sets in, according to research by laser eye surgery clinic Focus Clinic. Switzerland's capital city, known for its medieval landmark clock tower and stunning neo-Renaissance buildings, is officially Instagram users' favourite w


Ethereum: The No. 2 Cryptocurrency Is Like The Currency Of An Innovative Country

This article is an introduction to the Ethereum framework, and its cryptocurrency Ether, for beginners. Ethereum substantially differs from Bitcoin due to its much broader use case, being essentially a platform to execute smart contracts. It is therefore also a play on blockchain in general and on


Swiss regulator finds JPMorgan broke money-laundering rules

Swiss financial markets authority FINMA has found that the Swiss subsidiary of U.S. investment bank JPMorgan broke anti-money laundering rules, a Swiss court document showed. FINMA ruled on June 30 that JPMorgan Switzerland had "seriously infringed" regulatory oversight provisions, according to a ru