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Private banking: you may be worth it

Sometimes things are cheaper than you think, like dinner in a posh restaurant. Private banking services at Julius Baer start at around 1 million Swiss francs. Worth trying? Join Discussion

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Geneva is for wealth management

Even for an American who's not wealthy, Geneva has a reputation as a global centre for wealth management. Imagine one reporter's surprise, then, on arriving in the airport in Geneva and seeing bank ads everywhere like the casino adds in Las Vegas's McCarron Airport. Join Discussion

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More sovereign bond issues, more challenging for corporates?

Cheuvreux's Simon Quijano-Evans explains why it may be challenging times ahead for corporations looking to tap the debt markets. Join Discussion

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Lessons from children, old ladies

Looking for ways to build a solid banking system, you would not normally think that the answer could lie in the practices of children and old ladies. Join Discussion

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Whitelines looks to change the “function” of paper

Whitelines is looking to transform the paper industry with its paper products that are socially responsible. Join Discussion

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The best geologists want to be in Tullow’s team

Tullow Oil is the Manchester United of the energy world — at least when it comes to recruiting the finest talent. The oil industry has long complained of the difficulty of recruiting enough highly-qualified staff, but as Europe’s largest independent … Continue reading

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Troubled Freddie Mac exec was “straight arrow”

The chief financial officer at Freddie Mac who died in an apparent suicide was a capable executive who had no involvement in any improper accounting, according to Freddie Mac’s federal regulator. “David (Kellermann) was a very conscientious and hard-working person … Continue reading

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Credit card stories? She’s heard ‘em all

Listen to Rep. Carolyn Maloney tell how she became interested in credit card reform legislation Tired of your mailbox being jammed with unsolicited credit card offers boasting too-good-to-be-true introductory rates and confusing terms in tiny print? So is Carolyn Maloney. … Continue reading

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SEC’s Schapiro says journalist job cuts worrying

Mary Schapiro, America’s new top cop for the securities industry, said the current mass culling of journalists’ jobs is a concern because it could reduce the number of leads that regulators get as they seek to crack down on nefarious … Continue reading

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SEC’s Schapiro shows little interest in Cox’s pet projects

When he was chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Christopher Cox got slammed by many for failing to protect investors during the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, including missing Bernie Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme. Now, to add … Continue reading

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