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Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna

Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna contributed feature pieces and op-eds on Swiss and Liechtenstein banking issues for The Wall Street Journal Europe while based in Vienna, Austria; she also authored a column, ‘Swiss Watch.’ She currently lives in Washington, DC where she is a speech and op-ed writer to foreign dignitaries.

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Russia, China and the Geopolitics of the Silk Road

Global EconomyWorld History

China's new "Silk Road" for international trade is an important component in the regime's larger geopolitical strategy. 

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Augsburg: A Capitalist Hub at the Birth of the Modern

World History

Germany's Augsburg played a key role in the rise of the modern marketplace in Europe. 

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How Entrepreneurs Wouldn't Let a Beloved Car Brand Die

The EntrepreneurWorld History

Not all entrepreneurship end up with mass production. Sometimes it involves deeply personal efforts to make a very personalized product.

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A Brief (and Messy) History of Modern Gold Standards

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryGold Standard

After World War I, the term "gold standard" took on many meanings — a fact that eventually led to that standard’s degradation and abrogation.

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FinTech, Robo Advisers, and the Soul of Swiss Banking

Swiss WatchGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Many Swiss bankers contend that modern ideas of "efficiency" in banking do not necessarily fit well with ideas of prudence.

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