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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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Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown are returning to the Zurich Classic of Louisiana to hopefully finish the job they started a year ago. That's when Kisner holed a 95-foot chip in the dark to force a Monday playoff in last year's Zurich before he and Brown finished second. They'll team again in the 2018 Zurich set ...
The Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association added three new team members to their staff in Lake Zurich. The staff additions fill voids as a result of retirements, completed and upcoming. In August 2017 David Reed joined the STI/SPFA staff as controller. Reed filled the role left vacant when ...

Zurich Opera has announced a new Cosi next season with Kirill Serebrennikov, the Russian director who has been held under house arrest in Moscow for the past eight months over alleged financial offences. There have been statements of solidarity with Serebrennikov from leading artists.
He said: "This is an exciting time to join Zurich, which has developed a unique position in the DB de-risking space. I'm looking forward to further promoting Zurich as the insurer of choice for longevity swaps, which remain the best course of action for many UK pension schemes on the de-risking journey.".
Openwork, which was established by Zurich more than a decade ago, has now left the nest as the insurer completes its divestment of what has become the UK's largest financial advice network. With Zurich's sale of its 25% stake, Openwork is now majority-owned by the Openwork Partnership LLP while ...
Fresenius Kabi said Wednesday that it developed a new drug to help prevent nausea and vomiting in cancer chemotherapy patients. The global health care company in Lake Zurich said the Palonosetron Hydrochloride Injection is now available. Fresenius Kabi specializes in medicines and technologies for ...

The Swiss Canton of Zurich has deployed a Trueconf Server video conferencing system in its courtrooms and prisons, removing the need for mandatory physical appearances in court proceedings and parole hearings, and reducing transport costs. In the Canton, all trial participants must attend mandatory ...
Zurich UK head of strategic partnerships Rose St Louis said: "Women already face barriers to securing a comfortable retirement income, and it's no longer just down to the pay gap or career breaks. "Pension freedom has given people far greater choice in how they access and spend their retirement savings, ...
Located just off Zurich's famous Bahnhofstrasse shopping street, the interiors were looked after by Swiss architect Tilla Theus and seek to evoke “the unmistakable atmosphere of Tuscany” via Tuscan fabrics and travertine stone. The space features works by Swiss painter Cuno Amiet and sculptor Hans ...
Zurich Insurance Company head of UK retail David White said: "I am delighted for Mark and his team, and for the LLP, that we have achieved our long-planned separation and Openwork now stands on its own. While Zurich will no longer be a shareholder, our relationship will remain strong and we look ...

Zurich has sold off its 25 per cent stake in Openwork, effectively turning over control of the network to its advisers. The provider first set up the network in 2005. Mortgage Strategy's sister title Money Marketing first reported that plans were afoot to divest its stake in 2015 as part of a long term transition plan.
Never much of a one for Lent, I've come to Zurich, hallowed ground of Swiss chocolate. The city may have its cultural hotspots (it's outstanding art gallery, the Kunsthaus, is one of them), but this isn't where you'll find the long queues. Instead, lines of fans form outside the chocolate shops. It would be no ...
The new stars at Zurich Zoo have button eyes, fluffy fur and rate highly on the cute-o-meter: the two koalas, Milo and Mikey, can now be seen in the Australia exhibit, which opened on Wednesday. (All images: Keystone). The two half-brothers are clearly indifferent to the buzz surrounding the opening: when ...
After they originally proposed building a large fitness center along Old Rand Road in Lake Zurich last summer, representatives with Life Time Fitness soon will present their revised proposal to village board members for a final vote. The latest development comes after members of the Lake Zurich Planning ...
Financial details were not disclosed. According to Zurich, the transaction enhances its high net worth proposition, known as Zurich Private Clients, and gives it a broader distribution platform and enhanced reginal presence. Zurich will retain Oak's existing office in Chipping Norton and, over the medium term ...
Zurich has agreed to buy Oak Underwriting from RSA to beef up its high net worth business. The Swiss-based insurer said the acquisition will strengthen its Zurich Private Clients operation, providing a broader distribution platform and enhanced regional presence. Both businesses will be led by Paul ...
Zurich and Geneva have both dropped substantially over the past six months, according to the index compiled by the London based think tank Z/Yen Partners. The home of UBS and Credit Suisse placed 16, down seven, while the home of private banking dropped ten places and came 26th (see table ...
The new program, “Zara,” allows policyholders to notify Zurich around the clock, before first notice of loss information is passed along to a human claims handler who responds within three hours. Zara was developed in partnership with Spixii, a graduate of the Zurich-sponsored Startupbootcamp accelerator ...
London should team up with Zurich to push for a good Brexit deal for the City, a leading peer has said. Baroness Falkner, chair of the Lords committee scrutinising the impact of the UK's withdrawal from the EU on the finance sector, told a City event today the Swiss could prove a natural ally as Britain ...
Zurich Insurance Group Ltd. said Thursday that Gary Shaughnessy will step down as CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa and as a member of Zurich's executive committee in the fourth quarter of this year. Mr. Shaughnessy is stepping down from a full-time role to devote more time to health, work, family ...


 

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