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The ACMS task force is in the middle of preparing the fall event 2016, which is going to take place in the Technopark in Zurich at November 30, 2016. This time we were able to win speakers from internet technology companies, who will explain to us how the future of electronic cash flow will look like. Will we loose hard cash? Will banks and insurance companies survive?

Save the date: November 30, Technopark, Zurich

 

 

 

Swiss News

Basel improvises to deal with street prostitution

Basel police want prostitutes to respect the law when it comes to looking for business in the city. To do this, they’ve come up with an unusual solution. (SRF/swissinfo.ch) After complaints from people living in Basel’s red light district, the authorities marked out areas where prostitutes are allowed to stand with special green pictograms. The authorities estimate the numbers of sex workers in Basel to be around 800. Between 30 and 50 actually work on the streets, and the remainder work in salons, brothels, bars and escort services.  Over the last year police had to fine around 120 women who were looking for customers outside the dedicated zone. The situation has become more challenging with a high turnover of women coming from Eastern European countries using the ability to travel to Switzerland for up to 90 days without a visa.  Last year the government proposed measures to better protect sex workers and to fight against human trafficking. A 140-page report by the Federal ...

Democracy vs football: 1:1

Is democracy good for football? The link between a country’s economic growth and athletic achievement is well known, but what about political systems and the “beautiful game”? There is actually a significant correlation between a country’s level of democracy and the performance of its national football team – along with a bunch of other factors. This is a tale of miscellaneous correlations with national football team ratings.  National sporting achievements are linked to economic development. This was well-studied regarding the Olympics. But what about the relationship between a country’s economy, its reservoir of football players, its level of democracy and its football performance? All of these factors are packed in the graphic below. There is a statistically significant correlation between countries’ national football ratings and their levels of democracy, i.e. more democratic nations tend to be better at football. No causality is hereby seriously suggested though.

The UK will survive, but Europe won't

In Britain and throughout the West, we are witnessing the eclipse of the political mainstream. Politicians like Donald Trump in the US, Jarosław Kaczyński in Poland, or Marine Le Pen in France were once unelectable, but today the mainstream is unelectable. In Austria, it took a presidential candidate outside of the establishment, Alexander Van der Bellen, to block – by the barest of margins – a far-right victory. We should expect to see only more electoral success for populist politicians and projects like the United Kingdom’s “Brexit” referendum. The economy has gone global, but politics is still a national process. This disconnect has created the sense, among ordinary citizens, that democracy – the people’s will – has been undermined. In such a setting, influence becomes the sole domain of the populists, because only they can effect change – and only through destruction. This is why populists seem credible even when they lie. How is the EU ...

Author follows trail of Bruno Manser

Basel author Ruedi Suter slogged his way across leech-filled mud and other exhausting terrain trying to retrace the steps of the late Swiss rainforest activist Bruno Manser – whose disappearance and presumed death remain an enduring mystery.  Though his forays into the Borneo jungle yielded few clues about the activist’s fate, Suter can’t be faulted for any lack of effort: Manser’s story lives on in painstaking detail in the book Rainforest Hero.  Glancing around Suter’s Basel home and office, it’s clear that the author is passionate about exploring other cultures and climate zones. Tribal African fabric enlivens the cushions; portraits of Native Americans gaze from the kitchen wall; and maps, books about rainforests and copies of National Geographic cover his two desks.  Suter writes primarily about the environment and human rights. His book on Manser, recently translated into English and published by Bergli Books, covers the life of the man who left Switzerland to ...

Are Muslim women slaves or queens?

Three Swiss women who have converted to Islam explain their views on what practices and beliefs are rooted in religion, and what are simply local traditions. Nora Illi is a women’s delegate in Switzerland’s radical Islamic Central Council. Natalia Darwich is a Shiite, while Barbara Veljiji and Illi are Sunnis. All three say they are well versed in the Koran and believe in its literal interpretation. At the same time, they identify with Swiss cultural values, like the emancipation of women. They all differentiate between religion and culture. Equality of the sexes “A man and woman have equal rights but are not the same,” says Darwich. Illi counters that they are not equal since only women can have children and nurse them. They all affirm that according to the Koran, the man is the provider, while it’s the woman’s responsibility to look after the family, even if Veljiji herself lives differently: since the birth of her children, she provides for the family while her ...

 

Short facts about us

The Association of Credit Management Switzerland counts more than 400 members and interested persons. We put our main efforts in building networks and exchanging knowledge between Credit Managers in Switzerland and beyond.

 

Currently there is a team of Credit Managers working on following projects :

If you would like to read more about our activities please to go to bullet point Activities in the table of contents to the left.

 

 

 

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