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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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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 ...
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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...


 

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