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Swiss are collateral victim of Brexit, Global economic challenges in 2019

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Commentary: Swiss are collateral victim of Brexit

By Denis MacShane in Davos

Amid all the Brexit excitement in London, no one seems to have noticed that Switzerland is as much embroiled in a row with the EU as is the UK. Switzerland has been engaged in on-off negotiations with Brussels since 1992.

The EU cannot offer a special deal that allows Switzerland access to the single market but without respecting its rules, as this would set a precedent for the UK.

Equally, the Swiss government and its members of parliament find it hard to agree a deal with Brussels that risks being repudiated in a referendum.

Read the full commentary on the website.

Meeting: Trade, China and Brexit – Global economic challenges for 2019

Friday 25 January, Singapore, 09:00 SST

In the light of intensifying geopolitical risks across Europe, trade disputes between the US and China, and developed economies normalising monetary policy, OMFIF and the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments are convening a group of experts in Singapore to assess these developments and discuss the economic outlook for 2019, especially for Asia.

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