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Iran goes to the polls. Trump travels to Saudi Arabia. Swiss vote on energy. Eurozone discusses Greek debt. All in The Week Ahead.

Economics Europe

Should Europe implement universal basic income?

Switzerland has voted against a universal basic income, but the debate is alive and well within a number of European states.

Europe Politics

Switzerland’s Trump and the rise of the right

Xenophobia in Europe is not the product of the refugee crisis. An indepth case study of Switzerland charts the rise of Christopher Blocher and the right. What many observers forget

Europe Finance

Negative interest rates threaten Europe’s financial stability

Negative interest rates erode the profitability of the banking sector and pose a threat to financial stability. In exchange, they offer an economic stimulus that is mild at best and

Europe Finance

The spectre of Brexit haunts London’s financial sector

Brexit could deal a critical blow to London’s financial sector. In the worst-case scenario, the loss of passporting rights could trigger an exodus towards Paris or Frankfurt from which the

Europe Technology and infrastructure

Is this the next logistics revolution?

Switzerland’s private sector is upending the logistics scene, as it plans a nation-wide underground autonomous cargo delivery network. The consequences of increased transport traffic are well known; however, in Switzerland

Europe Technology and infrastructure

Switzerland’s alpine fortresses spur start-up boom

Switzerland wants to be world’s data bank. To this end, the Swiss are repurposing their nuclear proof mountain forts into ultra-secure data centers. Switzerland has long prospered from its unique

Europe Politics

Switzerland moves right following parliamentary elections

The people of Switzerland cast their vote on a new parliament with massive support for the anti-immigration SVP. Conservative parties now cover about half of the lower house’s seats. The

Europe Finance

The latest signals from the European Central Bank

By reevaluating the current bond purchase program and refusing to rule out a rate cut, the European Central Bank opened a new set of opportunities for investors. The action also

Europe Politics

Switzerland split on the refugee issue

While some groups are advocating for stronger commitments to asylum seekers, others, such as the Swiss People’s Party, call for stronger borders. Humanitarian concerns, worries about the economy, and tinges