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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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Zurich insurance Group logo Zurich Insurance Group (OTCMKTS:ZURVY)'s stock had its "neutral" rating reaffirmed by DZ Bank in a research report issued on Friday, February 9th. A number of other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on ZURVY. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a "neutral" rating ...
The African influence on the culture and music of Cuba was on display Sunday when the Contemporary Music Project Percussion Ensemble performed at the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich. The ensemble featuring Donald Skoog, Jose Vega, Tim Amrein, Roberto Seif, Anne Pansard and Ed Brann ...
Zurich insurance has launched ZurichEmpresas.es, a new digital distribution channel, which initially will provide insurance solutions for small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Spain. The platform, powered by CoverWallet, will provide end-to-end insurance solutions, streamlining the entire process ...
The staff recommendations are not always followed by the commission because some commissioners are swayed by residents' testimony. By relying on the village staff to present a community plan of development, there's a vision for Lake Zurich. We want to meld that vision into reality, and we can request, ...
Captive Resources LLC in Itasca today announced the appointment of Mike Foley, former CEO of Zurich North America to its board of directors, effective April 1. The appointment fills a vacant seat on the Captive Resources board and is the culmination of the company's search for a world-class director.

CoverWallet, a New York-based insurtech startup, announced this week it has formed a partnership with Zurich insurance to provide SMEs in Europe with a way to quickly size up their insurance needs, purchase coverage and manage their policies through a single digital platform. While sharing details ...
From the late 1930s until his death, the industrialist and art enthusiast Emil George Buhrle (or Buehrle) amassed a collection of 167 paintings and pastels and 31 sculptures, primarily focusing on works by European impressionist masters. Since the establishment of the Foundation E.G. Buhrle Collection in ...
When the dog's condition continued to deteriorate, the rescue personnel decided not to wait for the arrival of a dedicated animal ambulance and took Rapunzel directly to the Zurich veterinary facility where emergency surgery for multiple fractures and internal injuries was carried out. Only later did it emerge ...
Blue Zebra's Blair Nicholls and Colin Fagen, and Zurich's Raj Nanra: The insurtech creates home, motor and landlords insurance products for the broker market. Giles Park ... Blue Zebra will have delegated underwriting authority from Zurich, who will back the start-up's policies when claims are made.
Zurich insurance Chief Executive, Mario Greco, has a positive outlook for both the company and insurance industry as a whole after the insurer reported better-than-expected earnings for 2017. According to CNBC, Greco said the premiums are growing, they are back into developing and growing the ...
In Geneva and Zurich, Switzerland's most congested cities, the percentage of driving time spent in congestion, on average, during peak hours on roads into and out of the city was 29%. The percentage of driving time spent in congestion, on average, during peak hours on roads within these cities was 32% ...
Good morning, good afternoon, everybody. Welcome to Zurich insurance Group's Full Year 2017 Results Call. On the call today is our group CEO, Mario Greco and our group CFO, George Quinn. Before we start with the Q&A session, I would just hand over to Mario to make a few introductory remarks to the ...
As twilight took hold in Zurich, I was goggling at the largest clock face in Europe, on the edge of the Limmat River. Dominating the skyline, the historic tower of St Peter Church is imbued with a trusty timepiece, as are the atmospheric church bells that reverberate across the Old Town from the four historic ...
The next unexpected move for the gallery is a collaboration with the lauded Swiss publishing outfit Nieves, wherein the Middler will transplant a form of the publisher's Zurich headquarters into the space's tight confines. Essentially, they will create a bookstore within an apartment. The show's opening ...
Lake Zurich residents disappointed there aren't more businesses in the village's downtown are not alone, Mayor Thomas Poynton said during his ... Poynton encouraged the residents who attended Tuesday's address to reach out to any developers they know and tell them about everything Lake Zurich has ...
The Greeks of London, Frankfurt and Zurich on Sunday joined their voices with those of the hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in Athens who rallied against the use of the word 'Macedonia' in the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Hundreds of London expatriates gathered outside ...

The village of Lake Zurich will present its annual 2018 State of the Village Address: A Conversation with the Community from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6,in the police department Community Room, 200 Mohawk Trail. Mayor Tom Poynton and Village manager Ray Keller will review accomplishments from ...
Keith J. Ippolito, 40, of the 600 block of Regency Drive in Lake Zurich, was charged Jan. 24 with driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane use, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and driving with a blood-alcohol concentration greater than .08 following an incident on Route 12 at June ...
In a ten day period in January, Rega aircraft in Zurich, Switzerland transported and cared for a total of seven patients, including a two-year-old child, with the most severe cardiovascular and pulmonary disease. This was made possible by a small, portable heart-lung extracorporeal membrane oxygenation ...
Even more so when he is carrying the trophy as nonchalantly as possible. Fans gathered all through the airport for a glimpse of the Australian Open champion. The chaos didn't just occur at the Zurich airport either. He also got a standing ovation as he walked through the Melbourne airport on Monday, the ...
... as defiant Zurich stands up to Juncker. Switzerland is digging its heels in by refusing to meet a European Commission deadline for signing a treaty which would bind the country more closely to its biggest trading partner. By Ciaran McGrath. PUBLISHED: 07:45, Thu, Feb 1, 2018 | UPDATED: 10:04, Thu, Feb 1, 2018 ...
Zurich cantonal bank (ZKB) has determined the best location for its new cableway across Lake Zurich, a project aiming to celebrate the bank's 150th birthday in 2020. The bank announced its intention to build the temporary cable car last summer with the aim of "building on the pioneering spirit of its ...
VLM airlines, the recently restored operator, has begun flights between Antwerp and Zurich, adding to its existing London City link. Launched on 22 January, the airline will offer 10 weekly flights on the 518-kilometre hop to Switzerland. Seen at the launch are: Marcel Buelens, CEO of Antwerp and Ostend ...
A Skokie-based real estate investor is under contract to pay $87.6 million for the former Zurich North American headquarters in Schaumburg, according to a Crain's report. American Landmark Properties, which has not returned phone calls, was also responsible for the sale of Willis Tower in 2015 in ...
Zurich's main, upmarket shopping strip, Bahnhofstrasse, runs from the train station to the banks of Lake Zurich. Cheese or chocolate is the obvious take-home souvenir. Both Globus (6) (globus.ch) and Jelmoli (7) (jelmoli.ch) department stores have great food halls. Wander the quaint, cobblestone streets of ...
The closing date for the former Zurich North America headquarters is unclear, but an American Landmark spokesman said its purchase of the 882,071-square-foot property, now known as Schaumburg Towers, hinges on its ability to raise the outside capital for the $99-per-square-foot purchase.
The Prime Minister will interact with global business community members, besides delivering his keynote address on Tuesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, January 22, 2018, arrived here on way to Davos to attend the World Economic Forum meeting where he would share his vision for ...
In early 2016, Zurich North America teamed up with William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Ill., to offer an apprenticeship in insurance program and now its first group of employee-students have graduated with a job at the company and an associate degree in business administration. Each graduate ...
Voters will have a chance to make it even cleaner when the popular initiative "clean drinking water for all" comes to ballot in the next years. Here we take a behind-the-scenes and below-the-ground look at how Zurich's water supply system is treated and routed from lake to home. Often invisible, the pipes ...
A Shell gas station and convenience store is taking up a long-vacant parcel at Rand Road and Route 22 in Lake Zurich. Village board members unanimously approved the new development Jan. 2, with trustees commending representatives from Truenorth Energy for changing their plans to meet village ...
Two new restaurants are coming to Lake Zurich after the village board approved a drive-through lane for a new Meat & Potato Eatery and a liquor license for a new Carlos Mexican Grill & Seafood 4. Meat & Potato Eatery will be in the Deerpath Commons shopping center at 927 South Rand Road.
After a lengthy fact-finding process, the Lake Zurich planning and zoning commission voted 5-1 against a plan to build a Life Time Fitness at the old Hackney's site, 880 N. Old Rand Road. Life Time Fitness wants to build a 125,000-square-foot health and fitness club and an outdoor pool deck at the location.
Oh God. I'm afraid so. They work on Google Search, Maps, calendar, YouTube and gmail, as well as artificial intelligence and other projects. Way to go: going between floors at Google's Zurich office. facebook twitter Pinterest. Way to go: going between floors at Google's Zurich office. Photograph: Google.
Zurich unveils institution of Fire engineers membership Zurich has established an affiliated organisation membership with the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) - a first for a UK general insurer. What the IFE membership means is that engineers at Zurich are trained to the highest standard. "We've all worked ...
I suggest you look at the performance of the two units in which you are invested, & there should be links to the fund factsheets on the Zurich website. How are the units ... Do Zurich have a lifestyle investment option, which will automatically switch your units into less volatile investments over the next 5 years?
RCMP say the flight from New York was en route to Zurich, Switzerland, when it was diverted to Gander International Airport early on Saturday morning. police say a 24-year-old man was arrested and charged under the Aeronautics Act. They say the man has been taken into custody and is scheduled to ...
Meetings in the jungle lounge, free massages, and perpetually full refrigerators: In Google's offices, every detail aims to make employees feel at home. That's because if people feel comfortable at work, they are also more productive, according to the philosophy of Google founder Larry Page. This special ...
Fresenius Kabi, a global health care company based in Lake Zurich, said Friday that a new oncology drug is now available in the U.S.. Fresenius Kabi Bortezomib for Injection is available as a single dose vial containing 3.5 mg of lyophilized powder. The drug is the first and only available alternative for ...
In 150 days from now, Zurich will host Switzerland's first Formula E race. It will be the country's first major car racing event in 63 years and the city's leftist government is all for it. The city council of Zurich, dominated by a coalition of social democrats and greens, gave its go-ahead for the Zurich Formula E ...
--Zurich insurance is looking for a joint-venture partner in China to get back into the country's life-insurance market after having exited the sector five years ago, the South China Morning Post reports. --China in November last year said that it will ease financial rules so that in three years' time, overseas ...
'Everyone has been commenting great things - we've have many great ideas planned and all of them of course will be centered around our kebabs. 'It feels very cool to have launched the first kebab into space.' The new restaurant is one of three establishments in Zurich part of the AYVERDI'S takeaway ...
Dimitry Maks, 33, of the 1000 block of Old Mill Grove Road in Lake Zurich, was charged Dec. 24 with driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding following an incident on Route 12 at West Main Street. Maks initially was stopped for speeding, police said. Maks was issued a court date of Jan.
My interest in Zurich was heightened by the connection to one of our own literary geniuses. Zurich was a favourite with James Joyce, who honeymooned here, and found great inspiration for his writing - he wrote parts of his masterpiece Ulysses in this Swiss city. Members of the public can visit the cemetery ...
Under the agreement, Zurich will have access to ANZ's estimated 6 million customers who are served through the bank's 680 branches, ATMs, and online services. That distribution deal is to be capped at 20 years. In the statement, Zurich said the purchase is expected to contribute to the group's profitability ...
Axa has appointed a new head of the Swiss corporate customer business. The insurance expert joins from rival Zurich Group. Manuel Meier, 41, is taking charge of the Axa Corporate Solutions division in Switzerland, the French insurer said in a statement today. The Swiss manager, 41, will represent the ...
Geneva drivers spent 16% of their overall driving time in congested traffic - or traffic moving at slower than 65% of the speed limit - in 2017 and for drivers in Zurich this was 17%, the scorecard results show. These figures were nearly 30% for both cities during peak hours. And these results put the two ...
Zurich insurance's chief executive has a positive outlook for both the company and insurance industry as a whole, after the insurer reported better-than-expected earnings for 2017. "The premiums are growing so we're back into developing and growing the relationship with our customers. So we feel very ...
A Lausanne-based broker has poached an executive from the world's largest interdealer broker to lead a push into Zurich. The move follows the Swiss firm's expansion into Scandinavia. Gottex brokers is opening a second office in Switzerland this spring in Zurich, the interbank and institutional broker said ...
"The Zurich team is pleased to be recognized by Forbes for our efforts to build a diverse and inclusive organization," said Kathleen Savio, CEO of Zurich North America. "For us, diversity and inclusion are business imperatives for true success. We will continue to focus on and strengthen our D & I practices ...


 

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