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International The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 16-22 September

Elections in the Maldives. Japan interest rates. Swiss food referendum. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 3-9 June 2018

The G7 meets in Canada as EU and North America struggle with US tariffs. Swiss monetary referendum potentially complicates markets. New Spanish government grapples with nationalist challenges. All in The

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 21 – 27 January 2018

Meeting in Davos to unite several world leaders and financial experts. Cape Town restricts water use. Secretary Tillerson travels to EU to discuss Iran.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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