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  1. Switzerland Needs New Growth Drivers

    Switzerland Needs New Growth Drivers

    Thanks to an improved earnings situation, companies are likely to invest more again in 2018. But immigration and the real-estate boom – which have been key growth drivers until now – are losing momentum. Alongside its proven export champions, Switzerland needs an upsurge in productivity in its domestic economy if it is to achieve sustainable gains in prosperity over the next few years.

  2. Tax Proposal 17 Will Intensify Locational Competition

    Tax Proposal 17 Will Intensify Locational Competition

    The cantons of Zug, Zurich, and Aargau hold on to top rankings in the 2017 Credit Suisse Locational Quality Indicator. Appenzell Ausserrhoden overtook Thurgau and Obwalden. The competition for companies is likely to enter a new phase.

  3. Locational Quality: Tax Proposal 17 Will Intensify Locational Competition

    Credit Suisse publishes its annual analysis of the locational quality of cantons and regions

  4. They Know What They're Doing

    They Know What They're Doing

    Young people and digital media are a phenomenon that parents find disconcerting and that keep an army of (adult) specialists on their toes. But young people themselves know quite well how to protect their privacy – it's the adults who have some catching up to do.

  5. Omega European Masters – Credit Suisse Silver Pro-Am 2017

    Omega European Masters – Credit Suisse Silver Pro-Am 2017

    The Credit Suisse Silver Pro-Am traditionally marks the start of the week-long golf tournament in Crans-Montana. Our host Christophe Bonjour, Head of Region Valais, answered five questions for us.

  6. Swiss SMEs: Strategies to Counteract the Shortage of Skilled Labor

    Swiss SMEs: Strategies to Counteract the Shortage of Skilled Labor

    Credit Suisse has surveyed around 1,900 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Switzerland. On the whole, they have a positive view of Switzerland as a place to do business. However, about half of all firms surveyed regard the shortage of skilled labor as a major cause for concern. The companies affected are responding to this challenge in different ways.

  7. Political "Noise" Does Not Impress Companies

    Political "Noise" Does Not Impress Companies

    The Credit Suisse economists are leaving their quarterly growth forecast for the Swiss economy in 2017 unchanged at 1.5 percent. For 2018 they expect growth to accelerate slightly to 1.7 percent, according to the latest issue of "Monitor Switzerland." Inflation is likely to be 0.5 percent in both years.

  8. Switzerland and Credit Suisse: A Proven Partnership

    Switzerland and Credit Suisse: A Proven Partnership

    Our new brochure illustrates how Credit Suisse has been committed to Switzerland in a variety of ways for 161 years. 

  9. Pension Fund Study: Low Interest Rates and Redistribution Are Putting Pressure to Act

    Pension Fund Study: Low Interest Rates and Redistribution Are Putting Pressure to Act

    Credit Suisse has conducted a survey of nearly 200 Swiss pension funds. The greatest challenge named by participants continues to be the prevailing low interest rate environment. Demographic change and an excessive minimum conversion rate also rank among the main concerns of pension funds. 

  10. Pioneers of Swiss Trade: How to Do Business Successfully in Asia

    Pioneers of Swiss Trade: How to Do Business Successfully in Asia

    Despite all of the differences and current challenges, Asian expansion is worthwhile – now more than ever. There is no question that Asia will play a prominent role in the 21st century.