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  1. Coronavirus and the global economy

    In this podcast Brian Blackstone chats to Credit Suisse chief economist James Sweeney about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the global economy.

  2. Global CIO Video: “We have clearly moved into a new world”

    Global CIO Video: "We have clearly moved into a new world"

    Only a few weeks ago, global equity markets were at fresh all-time highs. How rapidly things have changed. The global spread of the novel coronavirus and the impact of governments' dramatic containment measures have caused great concern, as global growth is hit. In the new Global CIO video, we look at the latest developments and our current views.

  3. Low inflation gives scope for major stimulus to address coronavirus pandemic

    Low inflation gives scope for major stimulus to address coronavirus pandemic

    Credit Suisse's chief European economist Neville Hill examines central banks' response to pandemic-triggered turmoil.

  4. Eying stability and progress in periods of crisis: History confirms that long-term investment views point to brighter times.

    Eying stability and progress in periods of crisis: History confirms that long-term investment views point to brighter times.

    Periods of financial shocks have come and gone in history. A century's worth of economic data shows that globally diversified long-term investment strategies consistently triumph above all others, even reaching new highs after the crises subside.

  5. Global CIO Video: Manufacturing recovery on hold

    Global CIO Video: Manufacturing recovery on hold

    Just when the recovery in industrial production was gaining pace, the novel coronavirus reined it back in. The outbreak poses a new challenge to the global economy as it has interrupted global supply chains and caused significant uncertainty. In the new Global CIO video, we look at the latest developments and our current views.

  6. Global CIO Michael Strobaek: "Remain well diversified"

    Global CIO Michael Strobaek: "Remain well diversified"

    The year 2019 was very positive for investors, with many equity indices ending at record highs. Yet, the new year brought sobering news: US-Iran tensions escalated, bringing geopolitical risk back to the fore. In the new Global CIO video, we look at the latest developments and our current views.

  7. Expect a pause for many global central banks

    Key central banks are generally expected to pause interest rate movements over the coming months after a surprisingly active 2019 that saw interest-rate cuts in the US, Europe, and many central banks in Asia. "The very relaxed monetary policy around the world, especially in the US and Europe, has left policymakers with very little room for maneuver," says Credit Suisse economist Maxime Botteron in the podcast. However, the central banks and their policies should not be ignored either. The Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank are currently reviewing their strategies. Meanwhile, a 2019 report from the Swiss National Bank highlights the large, income-generating balance sheets that were built up in the past decade.
     

  8. SNB to keep interest rates negative

    Credit Suisse publishes "Monitor Switzerland" for Q4 2019

  9. Why investors can expect resilience – not recession

    While global growth is likely to remain modest in 2020, a recession continues to look unlikely. Investors should keep a keen eye on the US-China trade war, major central banks' monetary policy, corporate debt, and the US presidential elections – among the issues that could shape the global economy's performance in the year ahead. Below we round up some of the main takeaways from the Credit Suisse Investment Outlook 2020: Resilience after all.

  10. Global CIO video: "Equities are the place to be invested in."

    Global CIO video: "Equities are the place to be invested in."

    Over the past month, some major equity indices have hit record highs, spurred by several factors including another rate cut by the US Federal Reserve, hopes for a US-China trade deal and signs of stabilization in global industrial production. In the latest Global CIO video, we look at the latest developments and our current views.