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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 745.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_node_status::operator_form() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::operator_form(&$form, &$form_state) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/node/views_handler_filter_node_status.inc on line 14.
  • strict warning: Declaration of date_api_filter_handler::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/date/includes/date_api_filter_handler.inc on line 578.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Declaration of uc_product_handler_field_price::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/ubercart/uc_product/views/uc_product_handler_field_price.inc on line 94.
  • strict warning: Declaration of uc_product_handler_field_weight::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/ubercart/uc_product/views/uc_product_handler_field_weight.inc on line 61.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_user::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/user/views_handler_field_user.inc on line 48.
  • strict warning: Declaration of semanticviews_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/semanticviews/semanticviews_plugin_style_default.inc on line 232.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/includes/handlers.inc on line 653.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
Business Briefs

Business Briefs

(July 2013) Four years after China’s growth helped lead the global economy out of a recession, the country’s stock market has lost more money for investors than any other in the world. The Shanghai Composite Index, which doubled in 10 months through August 2009 as the government poured $652bn of stimulus into building roads, railways and housing, has dropped 43% from its high, destroying $748bn in market value.
(July 2013) Israel's "Startup Nation": The research base dates back 60 years with the necessity to develop technologies in the semi-arid region for water and agriculture and also its military capability. In the early 1990s, when the Soviet Union collapsed, the country became the beneficiary of possibly the largest movement in intellectual capital in a short time period, in history.
(July 2013) Talks in Geneva aimed at eliminating tariffs on a wide range of tech products were suspended on Wednesday over a dispute with China on the range of coverage.
(July 2013) Olivier Pauchard, swissinfo.ch: The Swiss are usually considered honest when it comes to paying their taxes, but as in other countries, tax avoidance costs the public purse a pretty penny. Just how much is actually lost is difficult to estimate, however.
(June 2013) The Fed's communication has been clear, and Bernanke is not to blame for current volatility. Markets should know better, says ex-ECB chief Jean-Claude Trichet.
(June 2013) The Swiss House of Representatives today voted against a planned law allowing Swiss banks to hand over data of suspected tax dodgers to the United States. The bill will now go back to the Senate. A majority of opponents on Tuesday argued the law violated Swiss sovereignty and didn't provide either enough information about possible consequences or assurances from the US to protect bank employees. The vote: 126 against, 67 for, is a short-term blow against efforts to resolve a standoff between the US and Swiss banks that had facilitated tax evasion. Nevertheless, the days of Swiss banking secrecy are numbered. Meanwhile, the European Union has called on Switzerland to agree to swift and unconditional negotiations on the introduction of an automatic exchange of banking information – - doing away with banking secrecy to crack down on tax evasion by foreign asset holders.
(June 2013) Moves are underway to increase the “Swissness” of manufactured products in Switzerland. One sector where the Swiss-made label is being hotly debated is the watch industry. At present, at least 50% of the components of watch movements have to be Swiss but a lobby group wants to increase the rate.
(June 2013) Returns from a traditional 60% stocks-40 per cent bonds portfolio are at historic lows. Cliff Asness of AQR Capital Management, tells Long View's John Authers his strategy for exploiting market anomalies that could deliver strong returns.
(June 2013) Zach Kaplan, CEO of Inventables, a US firm, pays tribute to the innovative nature, instinct for the future, and unconventional approach that enables entrepreneurs to create something new.
(June 2013) Carl Elsener opened a cutlery workshop to deliver a soldier knife to the Swiss army in 1884; he had a revolutionary idea in mind. He was looking for a compact and sturdy knife, which offered many functions combined in a single tool. What he invented has long become a legend: the Original Swiss Army Knife. His grandson Carl Elsener III, the man who brought the Swiss army knife to global markets through his family’s Victorinox brand, died on Tuesday at the age of 90.