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Wishful Thinking – Why the World Prefers Zurich

ImageWith a population of less than half a million, Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland.  Not much of a boast – you’d be forgiven in thinking – for a municipality that has one twenty-sixth the population of Tokyo. 

How exciting can a town really be, New Yorkers may ask, with just a third of the intensity of Big Apple by population density?  Or which could nestle happily inside London’s sprawling, striving and strident shadow 18 times.  But does biggest always equate with better?

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Health Checks at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz

Grand Resort LandscapeThe Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is a heaven of the traditional and the contemporary, where legendary Swiss Grand Hotel culture, elegance, and hospitality come together.
The unique combination of luxurious and stylish accommodation, fine food, natural thermal spa water, business amenities, world class golf, wellbeing and medical facilities of the highest level makes the Grand Resort unmistakable and incomparable. Located just one hour from Zurich, this luxury Resort not only offers two traditional style Grand Hotels, the Quellenhof and the Hof Ragaz, but also the new “Spa-Tower”.

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Moving To Switzerland Made Easy

SwitzerlandFor anyone thinking about moving in with the Swiss, Barzilay Services can help in all areas of life.

Barzilay Services facilitates the transfer of foreigners to Switzerland, and in particular to the Swiss Riviera. We help define where it is most appropriate for the person to live, according to their needs, work and hobbies. We then provide a tour of the region chosen and schedule a visit of several carefully selected properties. We further assist the client in all aspects of the financial transaction and in the moving and settling in process itself.

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Yes, but is it Art? Artprice against the World

Artistic pictureThierry Ehrmann lives in a 17th Century mansion on the outskirts of Lyon with his two Great Dane hounds, Saatchi and Reuters.  The dog’s names offer more than just a hint about Ehrmann’s twin driving obsessions; art and business.  One of Europe’s most unique business moguls, Ehrmann made his fortune through Artprice.com, an online service for determining the value of fine arts for auctions.

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Own a piece of Paradise

El GounaOne man’s dream that began twenty years ago – to primarily create a relaxing haven on the virgin lands of the Red Sea – has become an example of a remarkable fully fledged town.  Today, this prize-winning company is a leading developer of integrated towns with a strong foothold in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The Group’s greatest triumphs to date are the fully fledged towns of El Gouna and Taba Heights both in Egypt and The Cove in the United Arab Emirates.

 

The organization’s rich and diversified  portfolio of projects includes both existing and pipeline properties in Africa, the Middle East and Europe including; Andermatt in Switzerland, Lustica in Montenegro, Cornwall in the United Kingdom , Chbika in Morocco,  Tala Bay in Jordan  and Salalah beach and Jebel Sifah in the Sultanate of Oman, to name a few. 

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Luxembourg – Crowned Heads of Europe

Luxembourg crownLuxembourg is ruled by the Grand Duke and Duchess Henri and Maria Theresa. They have five children, the eldest of whom is Prince Guillaume, the heir apparent.  They reside at the impressive 15th Century pile, Berg castle in the town of Colmar-Berg.

 

However, the considerably power in this diminutive nation is held not by crowned heads but companies.

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Trade up – Debrecen

XANGA logoThe Hungarian city of Debrecen lies in the east of the country, 137 miles from Budapest. Located in the centre of what is known as the North Great Plain Region, Debrecen is also within easy reach of the Romanian and Ukranian borders, 50 and 120 miles away respectively.  Historically the city is first cited in 1235 and is believed to have been formed from the amalgamation of several small villages in the area.  Conversely, today the city has developed into a thriving urban centre and is home to over 210,000 Hungarians.

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Edinburgh lights up

ImageEurope wise, Edinburgh constitutes a small city region with1.2 million residents. Despite the numbers this historic capital has established remarkable strength and leadership as a financial services centre and inward investment location. Named Europe’s Top Small City in the 2008 Financial Times fDi (Foreign Direct Investment) magazine awards, Scotland’s capital is also Britain’s second – and Europe’s fourth – largest financial centre, and ranked 20th in the world, ahead of Dubai, Amsterdam and Washington, in the March 2009 Global Financial Centres Index. Owen Kelly, Chief Executive from Scottish Financial Enterprise- the representative body for Scotland’s financial services industry – highlights the sectors key attributes “One of the points I always make is that the industry in Edinburgh is diverse and very varied. We have investment managers, insurance, life and pensions, asset servicing and a large professional services and broking community as well as banking, so it’s deep, very strong, and internationally very significant”.

 

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