They shape economies, move markets, do deals -- and change the world. They hold sway by virtue of the money they manage, the companies they control, the policies they enact and the ideas they propound. The people on the third annual 50 Most Influential list, to be published in the October issue of Bloomberg Markets magazine, command attention as masters of the global financial system.
Commodities trader dies of a stroke in Meggen near Lucerne, Switzerland at age 78, Swiss Radio 1 reports. *Report cites sources close to the Rich family *Rich to be buried in Tel Aviv tomorrow: Radio 1
Edward Snowden, whose disclosure of U.S. electronic surveillance operations led to his being charged with espionage, faces the same question confronting earlier fugitives from American justice: where to run?
When Ivan Glasenberg walked into a members-only club in London’s Mayfair district on Sept. 7 at about 2 a.m. to see a customer, he’d just played what’s seen as the winning hand in negotiations to seal a $30 billion takeover.
It took Philipp Freimann just a few seconds to know he didn’t want apartment blocks built on his farmland in Zug, Switzerland’s richest canton, a decision that meant he would give up at least 30 million francs ($32 million).