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Zilkens' News Blog Archive

Zilkens' News Blog 15 2024

A container ship hits a bridge pier at the harbour exit of Baltimore and a connection collapses, burying 6 people underneath and the insurance industry is thinking of USD 2 - 3 billion in insured losses. 10 days later, the earth shakes in Taiwan, a country with a very high insurance density (in other words: a lot of insurance is purchased) and there is talk ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 14 2024

Easter passed without any major disasters. Only Mr Erdogan is surprised by the election results in Istanbul and Ankara, where the opposition won, as elsewhere in the country. But will that change anything? Art Basel came to an end in Hong Kong. All the big names in the art trade were represented, although not always by their owners on site. Politically critical works were rather ... read more

Zilkens'News Blog 13 2024

We all know that bureaucracy paralyses us, which is why we have happily voted for every party that has written bureaucracy reduction on its banner. In Germany, a coalition of do-gooders with little economic expertise is now working on making things leaner - with the interesting aspect that the number of people employed in the public sector is constantly increasing and further restricting the room ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 12 2024

Vladimir the Terrible has been elected president for the fifth time, as expected, by around 80% out of around 75%. No reason for him to even think about peace.The TEFAF in Maastricht came to an end on Thursday. More than 50,000 people crowded into this temporary museum and had to put up with long waiting times in front of the only ticket booth with just ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 11 2024

And the Oscar goes to - the news is on breakfast television. The printed media can't keep up, especially as for some people Friday is already Sunday. (for English readers: Sunday Newspapers from Frankfurter or Welt are already printed and published on Friday) 7 Oscars went to "Oppenheimer", the father of the atomic bomb - Barbie came away empty-handed, times are not so rosy. For ... read more

Zilkens‘ News Blog 10 2024

The tomb figure of Agnes Sorel, which has sealed her sarcophagus in the church of Loches since the 15th century, cannot now travel to the Musée Cluny in Paris for the exhibition "Art in France under Charles VII" (1422 - 1461) after all, because an old fracture in the marble could prove to be a predetermined breaking point. At least that was the decision of ... read more