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  1. Global CIO Video: "We remain broadly optimistic toward global growth."

    "What goes up must come down." Our economists recently used this phrase to describe the peak in economic activity they expect in coming weeks after a strong rebound this summer.

  2. Family businesses take on ESG

    Family businesses take on ESG

    Family-owned companies consider and incorporate ESG (environmental, corporate, and social) factors more than their counterparts that are not family owned. Businesses owned by families tend to take a longer-term view and are often better prepared for the future. The latest Credit Suisse Family 1000 report looks at the differences in detail and concludes that, over time, family-owned business with strong ESG credentials perform better.

  3. Global rebound interrupted as uncertainty lingers

    Global rebound interrupted as uncertainty lingers

    In this podcast, Brian Blackstone chats to Credit Suisse chief economist James Sweeney and chief European economist Neville Hill about the global economy's prospects heading into the autumn and beyond.

  4. Global CIO Michael Strobaek: "We are coming out of one of the worst recessions in history."

    Even though the global coronavirus pandemic is far from over, risky assets did not take a break during the summer weeks in the Northern hemisphere. US equities overall flirted with all-time highs, while technology stocks set new records. Meanwhile, US Treasury yields continued to fall despite improving economic data, and that further buoyed precious metals.

  5. Global CIO Podcast: "It seemed prudent to protect some gains."

    All rallies eventually take a pause, and the one in which equities recovered significant ground in the second quarter is no exception. Since mid-June, equity markets have largely trended sideways, with even positive economic surprises unable to spark sustained momentum.

  6. Global CIO Podcast: "We are seeing the first signs of recovery."

    Global CIO Podcast: "We are seeing the first signs of recovery."

    The resilience we highlighted last month has been on full display over the last few weeks. Despite a very recent pullback in US equities, markets have broadly rallied as many investors left the sidelines amid worries that they might miss out. As a result, many equity indices have managed to recoup a significant part, and in some cases all, of their year-to-date losses.

  7. Global CIO Podcast: "The US and Eurozone face the deepest recessions in the post-war period."

    Global CIO Podcast: "The US and Eurozone face the deepest recessions in the post-war period."

    The coronavirus pandemic and its economic toll remain squarely in investors' focus. However, encouraged by strong fiscal and monetary support and the prospect of a gradual easing of lockdowns in many countries, equities have largely held on to the double-digit gains they made since end-March.

  8. China's economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic

    China's economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic

    In this podcast Brian Blackstone chats to Credit Suisse's head of China Quantitative Insight David Murphy about how China's economy is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  9. Global CIO Podcast: "This is unprecedented"

    Global CIO Podcast: "This is unprecedented"

    We are living in unprecedented times, and each day brings new data confirming the devastation wrought by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The latest composite Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for April for the Eurozone, for example, sank to a record low of 13.5. To put this drop in context, the PMI would usually move between 45 and 55, with a level below 50 signifying a contraction. 

  10. Rising debt aims to steady economies in the wake of coronavirus

    In this podcast, Brian Blackstone chats to Credit Suisse economist Oliver Adler about the vast increase in public debt to finance the global pandemic response.