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  1. 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.

  2. 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.
     

  3. SNB to keep interest rates negative

    Credit Suisse publishes "Monitor Switzerland" for Q4 2019

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Global CIO video: "We have monetary policy on our side"

    Global CIO video: "We have monetary policy on our side"

    While global manufacturing remains in a slump and recession worries persist, central banks' policy easing has provided an important support for financial markets, and equities in particular. In the new Global CIO video, we look at the latest developments and our current views.

  7. Global CIO video: "Investors are likely to move into equities."

    Global CIO video: "Investors are likely to move into equities."

    Recent improvements in the backdrop for financial markets have prompted us to adopt a constructive stance on equities again. We look at the latest developments and our current views.

  8. Swiss economy in 2020: Fears of recession exaggerated – consumer spending supports growth

    Credit Suisse publishes "Monitor Switzerland" for Q3 2019 and economic forecasts for Switzerland in 2020

  9. Global CIO video: "Investors need to be more selective."

    Global CIO video: "Investors need to be more selective."

    Risk assets have corrected lower in recent weeks amid lingering risks and uncertainty. We look at the latest developments and our current views.

  10. The department store of the future. Shopping in Beijing.

    China's new middle class, numbering some 400 million people, will fundamentally change global trade. What are these people buying? How do they approach consumption? We accompany a young Chinese woman as she goes shopping – and catch a glimpse of our own future.