Not the US, says study

From recent graduates to wealthy professionals, many Brits are considering moving abroad these days. And the motivating force for many is clear: money. Over half of British workers (52%) have considered leaving the United Kingdom for better working opportunities abroad, according to the British human resources website Employer News. Others are in search of affordable … Read more

Hinduja Family, UK’s richest, facing charges for human trafficking, paying domestic staff less than spending on dog in Switzerland

Four members of the Hinduja family, the wealthiest in the UK, are facing serious allegations in Switzerland. They are accused of human trafficking and mistreating their domestic staff. The case reveals a stark contrast between their treatment of staff and their pet dog expenses. The billionaire Hinduja family allocated more money to their pet dog … Read more

10 US cities rank among the happiest in the world

(NEXSTAR) – The U.S. may have fallen off the list of the happiest countries for the first time this year but that doesn’t mean there aren’t pockets of happy folks across the nation. In fact, 10 U.S. cities recently ranked among the happiest cities in the world. Researchers with the Institute for Quality of Life, … Read more

World’s most expensive cities for expats

Hong Kong retained its pole position as the world’s most expensive city for expats in 2024, according to Mercer. Chunyip Wong | E+ | Getty Images Asia’s biggest financial hubs have once again clinched the top spots for being the costliest cities for international workers to live in, according to Mercer.  Hong Kong was ranked … Read more

Ukraine’s peace summit lacks clout as Russia, China stay away

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy attends a military honour ceremony on June 7, 2024 in Paris, France.  Marc Piasecki | Getty Images News | Getty Images Ukraine’s leadership has been talking about this weekend’s peace summit in Switzerland for months, desperately trying to drum up international enthusiasm for — and investment in — Kyiv’s peace plan. … Read more

Credit Suisse bondholders sue Switzerland over $17 billion AT1 wipeout

The Credit Suisse Group AG headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images A group of Credit Suisse bondholders filed a lawsuit against the Swiss government, seeking full compensation over the contentious decision to write down the failed bank’s Additional Tier 1 (AT1) debt. As part of Credit … Read more

Billions of dollars of African gold smuggled into UAE yearly: Research

A worker lifts a gold bullion bar from a conveyor machine at the Rand Refinery plant in Germiston, South Africa, on Aug. 16. 2017. Waldo Swiegers | Bloomberg | Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Each year, as much as $35 billion worth of gold produced by artisanal and small-scale mining in Africa — … Read more

Switzerland’s Nemo wins 68th Eurovision Song Contest – National

Swiss singer Nemo won the 68th Eurovision Song Contest early Sunday with “The Code,” an operatic pop-rap ode to the singer’s journey toward embracing a nongender identity. Switzerland’s contestant beat Croatian rocker Baby Lasagna to the title by winning the most points from a combination of national juries and viewers around the world. Nemo, 24, is the first … Read more

Deutsche Bank first-quarter 2024 earnings

Deutsche Bank on Thursday reported a 10% rise in first-quarter profit, beating expectations amid an ongoing recovery in its investment banking unit. Net profit attributable to shareholders was 1.275 billion euros ($1.365 billion) for the period, ahead of an aggregate analyst forecast of 1.23 billion euros for the period, according to LSEG data. Deutsche Bank … Read more

Switzerland’s climate inaction violated human rights, historic court ruling says – National

Europe’s top human rights court ruled on Tuesday that the Swiss government had violated the human rights of its citizens by failing to do enough to combat climate change, in a decision that will set a precedent for future climate lawsuits. The European Court of Human Rights’s ruling, in favor of the more than 2,000 … Read more