Swiss roots: Home town is where the heart is - swissinfo
Open a Swiss passport and instead of the usual birthplace it will show a citizen’s ‘place of origin’, where their ancestors and family names originate. Despite recent changes paring down the system, this spot remains important for many people.
Ski Jump World Cup Results - SFGate
Ski Jump World Cup Results Gregor Schlierenzauer, Austria, 421.7 points (193.5 meters-211.0 meters). Jan Matura, Czech Republic, 389.1 (206.5-183.5). Peter Frenette, United States, 164.0 (176.5). Jan Matura, Czech Republic, 187.2 (194.5). Simon Ammann, Switzerland, 172.7 (183.5). Peter Frenette, United States, 136.3 (162.5). Anders Johnson, United States, 123.1 (148.0). Overall World Cup Standings(After 19 of 28 events)1. Jan Matura, Czech Republic, 496. Simon Ammann, Switzerland, 461. Peter Frenette, United States, 21.
Indonesia readies for $1 trillion trade talks - LA Sentinel
Indonesia may hold the key to a $1 trillion injection into the global economy. That's how much the World Trade Organization believes is riding on talks later this year in Bali, when trade ministers hope to cut through some of the red tape that slows global commerce.
Fair pay: Cabinet dismisses nationwide minimum wages - swissinfo
The government has come out against a proposal by trade unions to introduce minimum salary standards across the country. Proponents have collected enough signatures to force a nationwide ballot on the issue.
Welcome support: German ministers assure Swiss of friendship - swissinfo
Switzerland’s preferred way of dealing with the European Union by means of bilateral agreements, has found support from two prominent German politicians, despite official EU warnings that the bilateral path has no future.
International flagship: Brain project gets green light for EU funding - swissinfo
The Human Brain Project (HBP), coordinated by Lausanne’s Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), has been selected for one of the European Union’s Flagship grants, worth more than €1 billion (SFr1.25 billion) over the next ten years.
WTO’s Lamy Says Trade Deal Is Needed to Ease Bali Talks - Bloomberg
World Trade Organization members need to agree on topics related to trade facilitation, agriculture and developing countries by the middle of the year to reach a deal at the ninth ministerial conference in December in Bali, Director-General Pascal Lamy said.
Daily Report: Yen Soft, Euro Firm in Steady Markets - Action Forex
Daily Report: Yen Soft, Euro Firm in Steady Markets Yen remains soft against other major currencies while Euro remains firm in relatively steady markets in Asia today. The Japanese government raised 2013/14 growth forecast to 2.5%, comparing to August projection of 1.7%, as the country emerge from recession. CPI growth is expected to be at 0.5%. Finance minister Aso predicted that there will be JPY 43.1T in tax revenue in 2013/14. Total spending is expected to be at JPY 92.6T while there would be JPY 42.85T raised from bond issues. That would be the first time in four years that tax income would exceed new debts. Aso said that for three years the "bond issuance exceeding tax revenue is abnormal," and it's a "big deal" it's turned around. However, some economists are skeptical on whether tax revenue could fall short of the estimate. Forex, Forex Portal, Forex Trading. Forex Trading Recommendation, Forecast, Trading Signal, Forex Training Course, Education, Tutorial, FX Book, Forex ebooks, Learn to Trade Forex, FX Guide, Currency Rates, Forex Secret, Forex Brokers, Currency Trading System, FX Chart, Free Forex Demo, FX Directory, Forex Tutorial, Currency Report, FX Newsletter, Pivot Points, Forex Portal, RSS EUR/USD GBP/USD USD/CHF USD/JPY