Monitor Switzerland – Switzerland Faces Some Crucial Decisions
Credit Suisse economists today publish the winter 2014 issue of "Monitor Switzerland." In this quarterly publication, they comment upon and forecast key developments in Switzerland as well as shed light on the global backdrop. Their growth forecast for 2015 remains unchanged at 1.6%; this follows 1.8% for 2014. Due to rather modest economic growth and external factors, inflation remains zero in 2015 according to the economists' forecasts. This is the fourth consecutive year without inflation. In the current issue of "Monitor Switzerland," the economists also analyze the federal government's strategy on energy reform. Their conclusion is that the strategy is showing significant weaknesses. The Credit Suisse economists also show the direction in which relations between Switzerland and the European Union (EU) could develop following the vote in favor of the "mass immigration initiative." Using a model developed in-house, the economists also explore regional differences in the density of physicians and general practitioners in Switzerland.
According to Credit Suisse's 2014 Worry Barometer survey, the majority of Swiss people are mostly pleased with their economic situation. They have a keen sense of national pride and have the most confidence in the Swiss National Bank and the Federal Supreme Court. Their main worry remains unemployment. Skepticism about all foreign influence – the immigration of workers and refugees, along with the country's relationship to the European Union – remains very high, according to the survey. The respondents want to see a more assertive stance in politics abroad.
Credit Suisse named Best M&A House and Best Brokerage House in Korea by The Asset
We are pleased to announce that Credit Suisse has been named Best M&A House and Best Brokerage House in Korea in The Asset magazine’s Triple A Country Awards for 2014. The Republic of Korea US$2 billion dual currency (USD/EUR) global notes offering in which Credit Suisse acted as a joint bookrunner also won the Best Korea Deal accolade.
Credit Suisse publishes “Wealth patterns among the top 5% of African-Americans,” a comprehensive study on wealth creation and wealth management among the nation’s wealthiest African-Americans
Credit Suisse, in collaboration with Brandeis University’s Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP), today published “Wealth patterns among the top 5% of African-Americans,” a study on wealth creation and wealth management among the nation’s wealthiest African-Americans as measured by net worth.