Switzerland bottom of the class for gold due diligence

Gold foundry

In a report published on June 23, the Swiss Federal Audit Office calls attention to the inadequate control of imports of gold into the country. The current system is not equipped to prevent illegal gold from entering Switzerland, where the majority of the world’s gold is refined.

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Against pandemics, ecology

Bat covid

Think Exotic Animals Are to Blame for the Coronavirus? Think Again. Scientists have fingered bats and pangolins as potential sources of the virus, but the real blame lies elsewhere — with human assaults on the environment.

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