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Markets end week with a bang on solid US jobs data

Nearly all major stock market indices ended the week with a strong session on Friday following solid US labour market data released at the end of the week. The employment report contained some mixed data but was interpreted by some market participants as providing the US Federal Reserve (Fed)...

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The US debt dispute is settled - US labour market in focus

In Washington, the compromise proposal in the dispute over the debt ceiling was given the green light in the Senate by a vote of 63 to 36 and can now be signed by US President Joe Biden. The averted US default will bring relief to the capital markets. The focus this afternoon will be on the...
The twins – Y2K and A.I.
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The twins – Y2K and A.I.

The topic of "artificial intelligence" (A.I.) is currently an integral part of mainstream media. Although very intensive research has been going on in this field for years and enormous sums have been invested, the breakthrough onto the big stage was not yet achieved. This changed when...
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US debt dispute further defused - next Fed interest rate decision moves into focus

The ongoing political balancing act in the dispute over raising the debt ceiling in the US on the one hand and the uncertainty about the next step of the US Federal Reserve on the other hand continue to cause nervousness on capital markets. However, the bill to suspend the debt ceiling cleared...


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“A solid foundation is pivotal”

In the current market and industry environment, security is more important than ever. Olivier de Perregaux, CEO LGT Private Banking, explains why ensuring stability and solidity has always been a priority for LGT.


Biodiversity is becoming increasingly important

In 1916, in a scientific paper called The Variable Desert, the biologist J. Arthur Harris described in awe the richness and variety of the plant life he had observed in the wild lands around Tucson in Arizona. There was, he wrote, "a flora rich in genera and species and of diverse geographic...
Climate change lethargy

Why am I not doing anything about climate change?

Bar a dwindling core of climate deniers and those with their heads buried in the steadily warming sand, we all now know what is happening. The climate is in crisis. An existential threat that scientists have warned of for decades is in our faces. But beyond the individual acts of perhaps...
Die 15-Minuten-Stadt wird zur Volksbewegung – auch im Dorfformat

Welcome to a better way of living

Mellac, in northwestern France, is not a major name on the Brittany tourist trail. With a population of just over 3000 souls, the village is hardly bustling. But it is part of a quiet global revolution to re-shape the way we're living. A new movement - to establish Fifteen Minute Cities -...

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