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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

  5. Frontier Markets: Asian Countries Are on the Move

    As Chinese growth has slowed, investors are taking a closer look at Asia's fast-growing frontier markets.

  6. Hazy Outlook and Rising Global Risks

    Hazy Outlook and Rising Global Risks 

    The UK referendum and the probable slowdown of the UK economy increased the downside risks for other European economies. We expect global monetary policy to shift further in a dovish direction, which will limit the Fed's ability to raise its policy rate, despite robust US macro data. 

  7. Brexit and the Global Economy: Spillovers Mainly on Europe

    Brexit and the Global Economy: Spillovers Mainly on Europe

    The Brexit vote will first and foremost have negative consequences for the UK economy, which is likely to see its expansion slow significantly. We expect some spillovers into other economies due to trade, confidence and financial contagion effects.

  8. Will the Fed Be Swayed by the US Electoral Calendar?

    Will the Fed Be Swayed by the US Electoral Calendar?

    Whether and by how much the Fed will raise rates, is being hotly debated. With Presidential and Congressional elections looming over the US, the additional question arises if the election calendar will influence the Fed's decision.

  9. Can the World Run Without Oil?

    Can the World Run Without Oil?

    The world economy remains much more dependent on oil than most of us imagine. Oil remains the world's primary energy source, even if the global economy is admittedly less dependent on oil than it used to be.

  10. Mega-Trend of Growing Emerging Middle Class Remains on Track

    Mega-Trend of Growing Emerging Middle Class Remains on Track

    More than 100 million new households in emerging markets have moved into middle income territory over the last two years, according to a new report from Credit Suisse.