Archive for April, 2013

james bond omega watch

Omega Watches on a Roll

April 28, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

This year, Swiss watch maker Omega could reach 2.5 billion Euros in sales. The flagship brand of Swatch Group launched a major offensive in Brazil. Worldwide, it will surpass 300 stores this year.

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Collecting Movie Posters Can be Profitable

April 28, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

These collectibles can see their value jump over the years and are subject to attractive taxation in France. But becoming a collector can be difficult.

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To Outsource or Not to Outsource

April 25, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

A tech startup that relocates its business back to… France. This is not something you hear often. France’s Les Echos reports.

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Only Losers Don’t Multitask

April 24, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

In an intriguing blog post for Spain’s EL PAÍS, Karelia Vázquez reflects on the fact that “having less than twenty tabs open in Firefox may be for cowards” these days…

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No More Swiss Banking Secret

April 23, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Switzerland is ready to lift its banking secrecy in 2015. According to the Swiss daily ‘Le Temps’, Bern prepares to accept the principle of automatic information exchange, advocated by the G20 and the OECD.

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The 37 Million Euro Whiz Kid

April 23, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Germany’s premier soccer institution, the FC Bayern Munich wants to grab 20 year-old Dortmund star Mario Götze according to Handelsblatt.

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The Art of the Banknote

April 22, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

They dance, with big hats on their heads and wearing colorful clothes. This is a scene from a 19th century living room, painted by Pedro Figari, one of the great painters of Uruguay.

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Edouard Carmignac, France’s Rebel Billionaire

April 22, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

France’s legendary fund manager, Edouard Carmignac, attacks French President François Hollande in newspaper advertisements – because no one else dares to, as he says.

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50 years of John F. Kennedy in Berlin

Berlin Celebrates 50 Years of JFK

April 21, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

The MDM Deutsche Münze releases a stunning commemorative coin to mark the 50th Anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s visit to Berlin.

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German Auto Industry Stalls

April 21, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

During the month of March, registrations in Germany have dropped by 17.1%. In response to the crisis, German manufacturers are planning the construction of factories outside Europe.

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