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  1. Welcome to the Future: Investing in Robots

    Welcome to the Future: Investing in Robots

    Robots are going mainstream. Becoming more affordable and easier to program, they are widely present in our everyday life. You name the field, the robots are there: agriculture, tourism, e-commerce, medicine… They even help with household chores. With the accelerating speed of robotics development, it appears a very tempting field for investment. Last month, Credit Suisse's Global Equity Research team published a report examining its potential.

  2. Investing in Bricks and Mortar Abroad

    Investing in Bricks and Mortar Abroad 

    In the current challenging financial market environment characterized by uncertainty, low returns and zero or negative interest rates, investors are increasingly looking beyond traditional asset classes. Real estate is particularly in focus thanks to its robust income returns.

  3. Behavioral Insights: Are You Overconfident?

    Behavioral Insights: Are You Overconfident?

    Investing is all about making decisions under uncertainty. With every possible investment, we decide for or against taking it. The trick to successful investing is to decide correctly just a little more often than not.

  4. Locational Quality: Basel-Stadt Set to Overtake Canton Zurich

    Locational Quality: Basel-Stadt Set to Overtake Canton Zurich

    This year's Locational Quality Indicator of Credit Suisse once again places the cantons of Zug and Zurich at the top of the rankings. The Corporate Tax Reform III will however shake up cantonal rankings in the future: Basel-Stadt is set to overtake Zurich, with Geneva likely to make the greatest leap in the rankings.

  5. Swiss SMEs: Combating Locational Disadvantages with the Latest Technologies

    Swiss SMEs: Combating Locational Disadvantages with the Latest Technologies

    SMEs consider the Swiss location to promote success. However, they see considerable locational disadvantages compared with abroad in terms of production costs. For combating these locational disadvantages SMEs primarily focus on new technologies and digitalization.

  6. Swiss Credit Handbook 2016 Fresh Off The Press

    Swiss Credit Handbook 2016 Fresh Off The Press

    Benign credit environment not without risks as low rates enable higher indebtedness, acquisitions and a rising shareholder focus.

  7. Brexit: Swiss Population Optimistic about Switzerland

    Brexit: Swiss Population Optimistic about Switzerland 

    A majority of Swiss voters believe Brexit will bring economic benefits and feel that Switzerland will have a stronger bargaining position vis-à-vis the EU. Party affiliation and age play a negligible role in this assessment. These findings come from a survey conducted by gfs.bern on behalf of Credit Suisse. 

  8. Cloudy Sky over Italian Banks

    Cloudy Sky over Italian Banks 

    Since the Brexit vote, the attention of financial markets has turned to Italy, due to significant weaknesses in its banking sector and related concerns about a renewed bank-sovereign risk feedback loop. The new EU rules on state support for banking resolution might need to be "tweaked" to reduce the risk of renewed financial turbulence in the Eurozone.

  9. Financial Centers Post-Brexit

    Financial Centers Post-Brexit 

    Brexit affects the Swiss financial center, but only to a limited extent. The current situation calls for strengthened location marketing. 

  10. Tougher Times for the British Real Estate Market

    Tougher Times for the British Real Estate Market

    British voters said "Yes" to leaving the European Union (EU) – this could have far-reaching consequences not only for the UK economy, but also for the real estate market. London's office market, in particular, is likely to see lower demand for office space. But prices for residential property are also expected to come under pressure in the short to medium term.