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  1. Trade Friction a Key Risk as Trump Takes Power

    Trade Friction a Key Risk as Trump Takes Power

    The incoming US president Donald Trump has often struck a belligerent tone with regard to trade relations. Much of his anti-trade narrative – made public in tweets and remarks made on the campaign trail – has focused on China, raising concerns over trade frictions, if not an outright trade war. Yet what powers does the US president have in the area of trade? How unilaterally can he act? We look at some of the underlying facts. 

  2. Where Are You Headed, Globalization?

    Where Are You Headed, Globalization?

    The path globalization had followed over the past decades has come to an end. The rise of regional powers and the growing protectionism foreshadow the changes to come. Will the world become multipolar or will we witness the end of globalization? In its recently published "Getting over Globalization" report, the Credit Suisse Research Institute advocates avoiding the darkest scenario and taking the road to multipolarity.

  3. The Future of Monetary Policy Shaped by the Past

    The Future of Monetary Policy Shaped by the Past

    Central banks in advanced economies have been transformed dramatically over the past eight years. The latest Credit Suisse Research Institute report, "The Future of Monetary Policy", looks at the changes they had to undergo since the financial crisis and at the challenges that await them going forward. The key questions remain which direction monetary policy ought to take next and whether it is possible to return to the pre-crisis "normal".

  4. Global Investor: Reshaping Patient Care Bit by Bit

    Global Investor: Reshaping Patient Care Bit by Bit

    So far, the healthcare sector has held back from digitalization, but it is about to change. 

  5. Europe's Trump Cards

    Europe's Trump Cards

    Pivotal elections are coming up in Europe. Their outcomes will have an impact on the economy and financial markets.

  6. "Globalization has acquired a bitter aftertaste"

    "Globalization has acquired a bitter aftertaste"

    The world stands at a turning point, says historian Harold James. We live in dangerous times, and the outcome is uncertain. A gloomy discussion, with a spark of hope at the end.

  7. Pension Risks in a Low-Interest Environment

    Pension Risks in a Low-Interest Environment

    As pension obligations look set to rise, companies will have to increase their pension contributions.

  8. What Will Be the Revolutionary Innovation of Our Century?

    What Will Be the Revolutionary Innovation of Our Century?

    Robert J. Gordon, an American economist and university professor, in a conversation with Credit Suisse contemplates if roboadvisors could eliminate jobs and whether Facebook could become the new Ford.

  9. The Impact of Uncertainty on the Economy

    The Impact of Uncertainty on the Economy

    A stable economic environment benefits lending, investment and consumption. Stability, however, is not easily quantified and depends heavily on how it is subjectively perceived. But what about instability and uncertainty? Credit Suisse has analyzed the conditions for uncertainty and its role in the market.

  10. The Global Wealth Report 2016

    The Global Wealth Report 2016

    The 2016 Global Wealth Report has been published by the Credit Suisse Research Institute.