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  1. Credit Suisse Economic Outlook: Fed Likely to Raise Rates in June

    Credit Suisse Economic Outlook: Fed Likely to Raise Rates in June

    The global economy remains robust. Nevertheless, the Fed is still the only major central bank that is tightening its monetary policy.

  2. The Chinese Consumer in 2017: The Lifestyle Upgrade

    The Chinese Consumer in 2017: The Lifestyle Upgrade

    Chinese consumers are shifting their pattern of spending to discretionary items. They are spending less on housing and food, but more on travel and entertainment compared to other emerging markets.

  3. Accelerating Child Literacy with New Libraries

    Accelerating Child Literacy with New Libraries

    Helman Sitohang, CEO Asia Pacific, was presented with the Friends of Global Literacy Award by John Wood, founder of the non-profit organization Room to Read at its annual gala event in Singapore. 

  4. Election: Expect Positive Market Reaction

    Election: Expect Positive Market Reaction

    France chooses the centrist path forward. With Emmanuel Macron, the French have elected an outspoken defender of European integration. The result is positive for both Europe and markets.

  5. French voters back Macron and Le Pen

    French voters back Macron and Le Pen

    Centrist Emmanuel Macron and Front National Marine le Pen move to the second round of the French presidential election.

  6. Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: A Disruptive Force with Investment Potential

    Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: A Disruptive Force with Investment Potential

    The pace of technological development in areas like robotics, virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) has been frenetic. The impact is already being felt in new investment opportunities but also in lost jobs. While it may be too early to pinpoint what the ultimate result of all this disruption to existing business models will be, what is for certain in our view is that there will be far-reaching impact and significant change.

  7. Cautious First Steps in Further Development of Financial Markets

    Cautious First Steps in Further Development of Financial Markets

    Asian countries have high savings rates, but investments are predominantly short-term. However, they have embarked on the path to longer investment horizons and deeper capital market integration.

  8. India Ranks First in the Emerging Consumer Survey

    India Ranks First in the Emerging Consumer Survey

    The Credit Suisse Research Institute published its seventh Emerging Consumer Survey, the annual report on consumer trends in emerging markets. Key themes are e-commerce, aware consumerism, and the growing popularity of domestic brands.

  9. US Fed Hikes Rates, Sounds Less Hawkish Than Feared

    The US Federal Reserve raised the policy rate by 25 basis points in mid-March, but left its outlook largely unchanged. We continue to expect two more rate hikes in 2017.

  10. Credit Suisse Launches European Political Risk Barometer

    The current year we will see several elections held in Europe. With voters going to the polls there are many uncertainties associated. Investors should keep an eye on the political calendar. The European Political Risk Barometer developed by IS&P will support them to do so.