Head of Geneva government touts canton’s capacity for change

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by Malcolm Curtis malcolm-curtis.com François Longchamp, head of the Geneva cantonal government for 2015, sounded a positive note about Geneva’s ability to tackle future challenges at a luncheon speech to the American International Club on Thursday, January 22. In a … Continue reading

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Expat pens seismic novel about Haitian homeland

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by Malcolm Curtis|The Local Switzerland|January 14, 2015 Geneva seems an unlikely place for author Dimitry Elias Léger to be writing about his native country of Haiti — but then again maybe not. The more you learn about Léger, 43, the … Continue reading

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Shock move to untether franc sparks debate

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by Malcolm Curtis|The Local Switzerland|January 16, 2015 For some it was a “bold step”, for others a foolhardy move that risks harm to the economy and job losses. 

The Swiss National Bank’s decision to stop capping the level of the … Continue reading

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Geneva’s top justice official lays down the law

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by Malcolm Curtis malcolm.curtis.com “Foreigners are our most interesting clients,” Geneva’s attorney-general Olivier Jornot told the American International Club in a deadpan comment during a speech at the Hôtel Beau-Rivage on November 21. Jornot explained why this is the case as … Continue reading

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‘Politically incorrect’ billionaire offers candid assessment on US

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by Malcolm Curtis (malcolm-curtis.com) Outspoken Hong Kong billionaire Ronnie C. Chan is bullish on America’s future and he was happy to emphasize the point in a luncheon speech to the American International Club of Geneva on June 17. In a … Continue reading

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US is ‘soul searching’ on foreign policy: Senator Kaine

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  by Malcolm Curtis (malcolm-curtis.com) An obstacle on the tracks held up United States Senator Tim Kaine but it didn’t stop him from speaking to the American International Club of Geneva on May 28, even if he missed out on … Continue reading

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Former IOC director-general highlights threats to sports

by Malcolm Curtis (malcolm-curtis.com) François Carrard, former director-general of the International Olympic Committee (IOC),  gave a comprehensive overview at the American International Club’s March 21 luncheon of the threats facing the Olympics and international sports. Carrard, a Lausanne-based lawyer with … Continue reading

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