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 Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich. It is located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich. The municipality has approximately 400,028 inhabitants, and the Zurich metropolitan area 1.83 million. Zürich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zürich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country.


Permanently settled for around 2000 years, the history of Zürich goes back to its founding by the Romans, who, in 15 BC, called it Turicum. However, early settlements have been found dating back more than 6400 years ago. During the Middle Ages Zürich gained the independent and privileged status of imperial immediacy and, in 1519, became a primary centre of the Protestant Reformation in Europe under the leadership of Ulrich Zwingli.


Zürich is a leading global city and among the world's largest financial centres. The city is home to a large number of financial institutions and banking giants. Most of Switzerland's research and development centres are concentrated in Zürich and the low tax rates attract overseas companies to set up their headquarters there.


Monocle's 2012 "Quality of Life Survey" ranked Zürich first on a list of the top 25 cities in the world "to make a base within". According to several surveys from 2006 to 2008, Zürich was named the city with the best quality of life in the world as well as the wealthiest city in Europe.

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The «Australian Financial Review» (Paywall), cites sources as saying Zurich was now in prime position and was working with its adviser Credit Suisse to conclude a deal. ANZ is being advised by Goldman Sachs. Other potential suitors, American International Group and Metlife now appear to be out of the ...
Landlords, mainly institutional investors, are letting their buildings in Zurich's financial district go empty rather than lower rents. The cause of the lower demand is not entirely clear -- some blame big business' shift to less expensive cities after the financial crisis, however, Bloomberg reports rents for offices ...

Through personal visits and phone calls, Lake Zurich officials advised numerous residents who placed dozens of "No Life Time on Old Rand Road" signs near the proposed 10.7-acre fitness center on the northeast corner of Route 12 and Old Rand Road that their signs were either placed illegally on village ...
A.M. Best Co. Inc. affirmed the A+ financial strength rating of Zurich insurance Group Ltd.'s main nonlife insurance Subsidiaries and revised its outlook to stable from negative. Oldwick, New Jersey-based Best also affirmed Zurich's A+ long-term issuer credit rating, the rating agency said in a statement Friday ...
The airline announced last week that it will be offering regular, non-stop service from its base in Zurich to Seychelles during the European winter season beginning on September 22, 2018. Departure flights from Zurich will be on Saturdays at 7.20 p.m. and return flights will leave the island nation's ...
As part of the switch Graham Boffey joins Zurich as UK head of distribution - he was previously a consultant with KPMG and has also held a number of senior roles at Aviva. In his new position he will be responsible for developing Zurich's approach to regional and local general insurance broker distribution ...

Bubba Watson wants Tiger Woods to be his partner at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Who do you think should play with Tiger? PlaylistTrending. Tiger-Phil? Dream partner for Woods at ZurichDec 05, 2017 · Hoffmann diagnosed with muscular dystrophyDec 05, 2017 · Golf Central: Monday, December 4 ...
Zurich has recruited a former Aviva distribution director to lead its coordination with UK retail brokers, in a set of changes that sharpens the distinction between the retail and commercial sides of its UK business. Zurich said that Graham Boffey joins Zurich in the newly created role of head of UK distribution ...
The following items were taken from Lake Zurich police Department reports and press releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Disorderly conduct. Sarah E. Miller, 20, of the 1300 block of North Baldwin Court in Palatine, was charged Nov. 24 with disorderly conduct and failure to signal when ...
As well as opening Sri Lanka to Swiss and other European visitors, the new route offers a convenient direct flight for travellers from around Colombo to the heart of Europe, with many onward flight options from Zurich to other European cities and world-wide destinations with Swiss International Air Lines.
This year, there's a new competitor in Zurich for the Christmassiest spot, and I think it might be the winner. 'Illuminarium' is described as a 'festival', set up at Landesmuseum (the National History Museum) beside the main train station until December 31st. Entrance is free, except to the special light show.
In a statement issued yesterday (28 September), Mercedes said that the pilot project, which began on Monday (25 September), is "the first time that extensive beyond-line-of sight drone operations with the use of vans as landing platforms are taking place in a major urban area to test a fully-automated ...
As part of the switch Graham Boffey joins Zurich as UK head of distribution - he was previously a consultant with KPMG and has also held a number of senior roles at Aviva. In his new position he will be responsible for developing Zurich's approach to regional and local general insurance broker distribution ...
With the warm start to December, Waste Management has agreed to extend autumn leaf pick up in Lake Zurich into this week. Leaf vacuuming trucks will be making final sweeps throughout the village. All residents must have leaves raked to the curb no later than Tuesday evening, according to the village.
Zurich UK director Peter Hamilton said: "We are committed to communicating to customers the additional benefits of insurance and how we support people and their families with services such as counselling, rehabilitation and expert advice and things like advance payments on life policies to help those ...
But today brokers said it will be tough for Zurich to make further major inroads into the SME broking market. Ashborne insurance managing director Peter Smits, who heads up a thriving broker in the SME space, said: "I wouldn't say it's impossible. "The thing for us is that when you are talking about SME ...
After watching Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in Lake Zurich on a fire truck, more than 2,000 people caught a glimpse of the lighting of a 35-foot holiday tree on Saturday in the downtown, officials said. The festivities were a part of the village's annual "Miracle on Main Street" event, which kicked off the holiday ...

Concrete blocks were installed at Zurich train station on Saturday night in an effort to improve security for passengers using the station, Zurich police said. In a statement, cantonal police said ten concrete units were installed to create a clear separation between the street and the pedestrian areas in the ...
AIG, Zurich, Aon and Lockton among big winners at insurance Business America Awards The winners of the Insurance Business America Awards 2017, led by our sister publication in the USA, have been revealed - with some notable insurance giants such as Zurich, AIG, Lockton and Aon among the ...
The Zurich police warned that whoever makes their banks account available for such activities can face punishment for illegally laundering the ...
Join in from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, in downtown Lake Zurich for Miracle on Main Street. The village's 35-foot tree will be displayed for the ...
Lake Zurich officials are looking to collect 3.17 percent more in property taxes next year. (Courtesy of the Village of Lake Zurich).
Zurich insurance Group AG plans to more than double its allocation to impact investments, earmarking $5 billion for a broader range of assets ...
The week centred on Mehr als Wohnen - a 13-building, 1,400-resident co-operative community which formed a new quarter of Zurich on its ...
Zurich insurance Group (OTCQX:ZURVY) has a high dividend yield of 5.7%, being the main positive factor of its investment case. Its recent ...
Anyone who thinks public housing is only for the truly desperate should visit Zurich. In Switzerland's largest city, housing specifically built to rent ...
Law360, London (November 14, 2017, 6:58 PM GMT) -- U.K. waste management company Niramax Ltd. is suing Zurich insurance PLC for around £4.8 million ...
Lake Zurich high school announced this week that beginning with the current school year, it will award the State of Illinois Seal of Biliteracy to ...
Zurich has decided to pull money and stop offering insurance to companies that depend on coal for more than half of their turnover, announcing ...
May Whitney Elementary school in Lake Zurich, which was first built in 1929, would either be demolished and rebuilt, or undergo an interior ...
Davenport Family Funeral Homes and Crematory will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception at its new Lake Zurich location. The event ...
Life Time Fitness will present its latest proposal to build a health club on the site of the former Hackney's restaurant in Lake Zurich to the ...
A Swiss International airlines Airbus A320-200, registration HB-IJR performing flight LX-1732 from Zurich (Switzerland) to Rome Fiumicino ...
BVK, the CHF31.8bn (€27.8bn) pension fund for the canton of Zurich, has opened itself up to manage pension plans for employers across the ...
Zurich insurance Group AG (ZURN.EB) posted its nine-month results on Thursday, with a slight rise in gross written premiums in its core ...
John Walsh, assistant principal at Middle school South in Lake Zurich, was hired to replace retiring principal David Gardner next summer.
Zurich insurance held premiums steady in the first nine months compared to last year. The insurer also detailed its restructuring costs.
Lake Zurich-area school leaders will begin discussions Thursday on whether to pursue a bond referendum next year to fund building repairs ...
police in the city of Zurich will no longer name the nationality of a suspected offender in press releases, arguing that to do so is discriminatory ...
Zurich insurance Group announced that its subsidiary Zurich Insurance plc has entered into an agreement with Catalina Insurance Ireland DAC ...
design-led appeal and a central location close to Zurich's ritzy Bahnhofstrasse belie Motel One's excellent rates for travellers looking for a functional stay.
The following items were taken from Lake Zurich police Department reports and press releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.
A Zurich insurance Group unit is not obligated to provide defense costs coverage to a Las Vegas tire and auto retailer under its coverage's ...
Mulligan was previously head of Professional Liability at Zurich North America, where she managed Profit & Loss for the Miscellaneous and ...
Zurich insurance Group Ltd. on Thursday said it will see net catastrophe losses of approximately $620 million for the third quarter of 2017 from ...
The Swiss insurance giant Zurich is to seek a buyer for Endsleigh, the UK subsidiary which features prominently on university campuses ...
Zurich is the tenth safest place to live in the world and the third safest in Europe, according to a ranking published by The Economist ...
Zurich -- Zurich insurance will have cut costs by $700 million by the end of the year, nearly halfway to its goal to save $1.5 billion by 2019, ...
In a recently released community survey, a large majority of residents who responded said Lake Zurich is an excellent or good place to live, but ...
A new development is springing up in the heart of Zurich city. Directly behind the tracks of the main station, the "Europaallee" stretches right up ...


 

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