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The Week Ahead

Terrorists, double standards and D-day for Credit Suisse

By swissinfo.ch

Here are the stories we’re following the week beginning July 25. 

A discussion of the topics via Facebook: 


What to do with convicted terrorists? We look into the case of three Iraqis sentenced earlier this year in a Swiss court for their ties to the Islamic State (IS). Deport them? But will Iraq want to take them back? Read about the dilemma in our report.


EFG bank will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting to give shareholders a say on its takeover of the troubled BSI private bank. Swiss and Singaporean regulators have given the green light for the takeover after BSI got its fingers burned in the 1MDB scandal. On July 14 EFG said it wanted to speed up the takeover process.

Also on Tuesday, we ask whether Switzerland should be accused of double standards. It does not allow genetically modified crops on home soil, yet it is funding GMO research in India.


Credit Suisse announce their second quarter results with all eyes focusing on the bank’s ability to withstand challenging business conditions. The bank’s share price recently dipped below CHF10 with investors doubting that the bank is adequately capitalised. Chief executive Tidjane Thiam will be hoping to convince the doubters on Thursday. Cross town rival UBS will present their half year results on Friday.


What’s it like to take on the mantle of the world’s top chef at a restaurant where your two predecessors died prematurely? We travel to the shores of Lake Geneva to meet the new head of the three Michelin starred Hôtel de Ville.

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