Brexit: A cliff hanger axing Britain’s own legs – and without a Swiss...

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Brexit, Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU), began as a nationalist vote to free Britain to make its own decisions. But it is increasingly turning into an axe likely to chop its own...

Business in the Arctic: Infrastructure or investment? Which comes first?

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Listening to Polar regions. A Special Series by Global Geneva in media partnership with JONAA. ON 22 MAY 2018 A MEETING TOOK PLACE between the Arctic Economic Council, business and regional stakeholders in Sweden as well as the...

Toilets for all: Expanding – and capitalizing on – waste resources

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London is proud of its sewers. In 1848 and 1853 cholera outbreaks killed 25,000 Londoners, and 1858 was described as the “Great Stink.” The disease was poorly understood, but the smell finally provoked action....

Mega-mergers: can we still control agri-businesses?

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French Version included below The outcome of these three current mega-mergers is being discussed not just in Brussels and Washington: It affects us all; that is the view of three organisations (ETC Group, IUF, South...

Taken For A Ride – A cautionary tale of wealth-management  

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Many expatriates may not feel comfortable placing their hard-earned income with Swiss investment advisors because of language or unfamiliarity with local customs. But relying on fellow foreign nationals operating out of Switzerland also has...

Is this the new face of philanthropy?

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Still in his 30s, Yonathan Parienti is a straggle-haired ex-banker in blue jeans. Now his mission is to bring social activists together via the Internet. For under-35s there’s no paradox. As Essential Edge contributing...

Is this the new face of philanthropy?

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Still in his 30s, Yonathan Parienti is a straggle-haired ex-banker in blue jeans. Now his mission is to bring social activists together via the Internet. For under-35s there’s no paradox. As Essential Edge contributing...

HSBC Sheltered Murky Cash Linked to Dictators and Arms Dealers

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A team of journalists from 45 countries unearths secret bank accounts maintained for criminals, traffickers, tax dodgers, politicians and celebrities. In the wake of Wikileaks, Edward Snowdon and other revelations in the public interest, including...

Don’t Expect a ‘Grexit’: Greece Can’t Escape Europe

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The following article by Wayne Merry, a former US diplomat and a now a member of the American Foreign Policu Council, was first published in The National Interest http://nationalinterest.org Global financial markets currently obsess about the...

This little piggy went to China: How China purchased a prime cut of America’s...

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The Chinese have been moving steadily into Africa cornering natural resources but often in a manner that offers little to ordinary people such as jobs. Americans may be surprised to know that this is...

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New Business Model: Bookstores as Community Centres

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Printed books and book stores are not dead. Indeed, there are openings to explore different business models for the publishing industry by placing bookshops at the centre of their communities. The future is not...

Calculating the cost of doing business

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This piece by Essential Edge contributor Peter Hulm was published 8 June, 2013. Sion, Switzerland -- The World Bank’s annual Cost of Doing Business Report, a key publication for development economists and journalists since 2003, hardly...