ECONOMY

  • BUYING THE WORLD

    BUYING THE WORLD

    Switzerland has become one of the most important commodities trading centres in the world. We take an exclusive look behind the scenes of this powerful and secretive sector of industry. In recent years, Switzerland has become the world’s most important distribution hub for the international commodities trade. Approximately one third […]

  • THE BIG CLIMATE DEAL

    THE BIG CLIMATE DEAL

    After the Kyoto conference, politicians created an instrument which was to be the great white hope of climate protection: emissions trading. Ten years later: What has been the outcome? Can climate change still be stopped? After the Kyoto conference, politicians created an instrument which was to be the great white […]

  • CLEAN ENERGY – THE EMPTY PROMISE

    CLEAN ENERGY – THE EMPTY PROMISE

    Renewable energies are not just clean; they are also climate-friendly. They are the future, and many governments are investing in energy conversion. But is renewable energy really as clean as it’s said to be? Consumers will happily pay a little more for cleaner power for their homes. Europe is currently […]

  • BRAZIL – A WORLD POWER IN THE MAKING?

    BRAZIL – A WORLD POWER IN THE MAKING?

    FIFA World Cup 2014: All eyes are on Brazil – and on the legendary Maracanã, one of the largest stadiums in the world. Brazil has become the world’s leading food producer, providing the whole world with soya, sugar, coffee and meat. Huge reserves of crude oil have been discovered off […]

  • THE SECRET BANK BAILOUT

    THE SECRET BANK BAILOUT

    Billions of euros were poured into European financial institutions to prevent them from failing. But where is this money really going? Who do the ailing banks owe? 50 billion euro to Greece, 70 billion to Ireland, 40 billion to Spain – one Euro state after another has found itself forced […]

  • GOLDEN RICE

    GOLDEN RICE

    A genetically modified product in the service of the poor or rather for the benefit of agri-industry? Blindness is one of the signs of vitamin A deficiency. According to the WHO, 200 million children are suffering from a lack of vitamin A in developing countries. For them, a Swiss professor, […]

  • THE LITHIUM REVOLUTION

    THE LITHIUM REVOLUTION

    Lithium-ion batteries are one of the most popular types of rechargeable batteries for portable electronics and electric vehicles. Thus a prerequisite for the spreading of electronic mobility. We tell three stories about the vision of electronic mobility. Over 50% of lithium resources worldwide are found in Bolivia. Evo Morales wants […]