Posts Tagged ‘zurich’

Zurich Issues Digital Bond Using Wholesale CBDC

On Monday the Canton of Zurich issued a CHF 100 million ($113m) digital bond via the SIX Digital Exchange, Ledger Insights reported. While most of the bond terms were unexciting – it has an 11 year term and a coupon of 1.45%  – the most distinctive aspect is this transaction is that it settles using […]

Coronavirus: Paris and Zurich become world’s most expensive cities to live in because of COVID-19

Paris and Zurich have joined Hong Kong to become the costliest cities in the world as the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the prices of everyday items. The French capital and Swiss city leapfrogged over Singapore and Osaka to claim a joint first place with Hong Kong in the latest Cost of Living Index from The […]

Another one bites the dust: Brazil’s anti-corruption minister quits over leaked recordings

     Brazil’s Transparency Minister Fabiano Silveira resigned on Monday after leaked recordings suggested he tried to derail a sprawling corruption probe, the latest cabinet casualty impacting interim President Michel Temer’s administration. Silveira, the man Temer tasked with fighting corruption since he took office on May 12, announced his plans to step down in a letter, […]

Mafia Expert Says The UK Is The Most Corrupt Country In The World

A world-renowned expert on the Italian mafia, journalist Roberto Saviano, says the UK is “the most corrupt country in the world”. Saviano has spent more than a decade exposing the criminal dealings of the Italian Mafia. Speaking at Britains Hay festival, the anti-mafia journalist said British financial services made the UK the world’s most corrupt […]

Building Blocks of Life Found in Comet’s Atmosphere

Building Blocks of Life Found in Comet’s Atmosphere May 30th, 2016 Via: Space: For the first time, scientists have directly detected a crucial amino acid and a rich selection of organic molecules in the dusty atmosphere of a comet, further bolstering the hypothesis that […]

US Republicans push Boeing to scrap any Iran deal

Three US Republican lawmakers are pushing the American aerospace giant, Boeing, to refrain from getting into any deal with Iran. In a letter to Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, the Illinois Republican congressmen asked the company no to business with Tehran for any supply of planes and other services. Congressmen Peter Roskam, Bob Dold and Randy […]

Lavan refinery supplies 2.8ml/d of Euro-4 fuel

  TEHRAN, March 15 (Shana) – Lavan Refinery provided the Iranian market with 2.8 million liters of Euro-4 fuels on a daily basis, the refinery’s chief said. Managing Director of Lavan Refinery Mohammad Ali Akhbari told Shana that the production is made possible by licensed projects of the refinery. He said the refinery has defined […]

France among top 3 deadliest countries for journalists in 2015

The eight editors of the satirical magazine killed by jihadists in January put the European nation just behind Iraq and Syria in a list of the most dangerous places for media professionals. In those Middle Eastern countries, nine journalists were killed on the job. Yemen, South Sudan, India, Mexico and The Philippines are also high […]

The Price Of A Big Mac Meal Is Now $17.19 In Zurich

  Simon BlackSovereign Man Aug 10, 2011 The price of a Big Mac is now $17.19 in Zurich Just a quick thought on a ridiculously volatile day: One of the things that people pick up on very quickly as they travel are how different price levels are around the world. I’ve been to roughly 100 […]

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