"escher" insights.

Fascinating background facts and market views 

Portraits of innovative companies, current developments, and new opportunities for Swiss SMEs. Find out key information about the Swiss market in the "escher" yearbook and our articles.

The "escher" 2022 yearbook

What opportunities are available in 2022? What role do training and development play in success? Which nine unique SMEs have made it onto our watchlist this year? Find out more about the secrets to their success and how they are faring in the market. 

Important information and current developments in the Swiss market

Which current developments are shaping the Swiss market? Which sectors are facing challenges and which are encountering new opportunities? Find out more about these and other topics related to the Swiss economy.

The shortage of skilled workers in Switzerland is worsening

The Swiss labor market is rapidly approaching its limits. The Q3 Monitor with forecasts for 2023 examines how the shortage of skilled workers is affecting wage growth.
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13/09/2022

Zug retains top slot for locational quality

The locational quality ranking for corporates shows a stable picture despite the impact of the corporate tax reform. The Credit Suisse Locational Quality Indicator provides insight.
1 minute
16/08/2022

Tax burden in Switzerland: Where is it the most affordable?

Corporate taxes in Switzerland vary widely. Which cantons come out on top of the tax rankings? We offer a survey of corporate income taxes and taxes on capital.
1 minute
30/06/2022

Shifting interest rates are making national debt more expensive. Are we facing a new debt crisis?

Many industrialized nations have record high government debt right now. At the same time, they are about to see interest rates go up. Might that lead to a new debt crisis?
1 minute
14/06/2022

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19/07/2022

The Swiss office market is holding up well

Supply and demand on the office market are marked by uncertainty following the pandemic. The real estate study covers all the developments surrounding office space.
1 minute
23/03/2022

Global CO2 tax: What does this mean for Swiss consumer demand?

What are the potential consequences of a CO2 tax? We looked at four greenflation scenarios. Read about the potential inflation caused by a CO2 tax.
1 minute
16/03/2022

The shortage of skilled workers is real. Swiss SMEs are looking for solutions.

For many Swiss SMEs, the shortage of skilled workers is an unfortunate reality. Most SMEs are responding with continuing professional development.
1 minute
20/02/2022

esg2go rating and reporting standard for SMEs. Open, systematic, effective.

It has been difficult for SMEs to report their sustainability footprint – that is, their environmental impact ("E"), social contribution ("S"), and quality of corporate governance ("G"). To remedy the situation and illustrate the active contribution ("handprint") made by SMEs in precise terms, i.e. without greenwashing, the CCRS institute has developed the esg2go rating and reporting standard.
1 minute
27/01/2022

Economic recovery is only temporarily on hold

Swiss GDP is on the rise, but supply chain bottlenecks are somber news for 2022. However, the slump in economic recovery is not expected to last.
1 minute
12/01/2022

Despite COVID – retailers pleased with 2021

COVID is still affecting the bottom line for Swiss retailers. Will it remain that way? What about online retail? The Retail Outlook for 2022 has some answers.
1 minute
05/01/2022

Many Swiss companies are struggling to recruit

The Swiss labor market is recovering – unemployment is falling, and there are more job vacancies. Recruitment is becoming increasingly difficult as a result.
1 minute
14/12/2021

The pandemic and digitalization. How will the Swiss office property market react?

Are office buildings becoming less important? Read our assessment of the office property market and learn what the future will bring for the office sector.
1 minute
08/12/2021

Successful entrepreneurship. Swiss SMEs prepare for the future.

Entrepreneurial success after COVID-19? The 2021 Entrepreneurs' Conference showed first hand how Swiss SMEs are making the best possible preparations for the future.
1 minute
25/11/2021

Looking to the future – at the fourth Credit Suisse Entrepreneurs' Conference 2021

What should Swiss companies expect after the pandemic? Renowned speakers will explore the key questions for SMEs and entrepreneurship in a post-COVID world.
1 minute
26/10/2021

Economic recovery under way – but not in every sector

Swiss GDP is growing strongly and the economic crisis seems to be over, although some sectors are lagging behind in the recovery process.
1 minute
01/10/2021

Financial markets unsettled by growing inflation risk

The rising price of goods is fueling inflation rates worldwide. For Switzerland, however, the long-term inflation risk remains minimal.
1 minute
15/09/2021

Consumption in Switzerland: Industries struggle in the wake of lockdowns

Once the lockdown ends, a boost in consumer spending will breathe new life into the Swiss economy. Read about which industries will benefit and which ones will take a back seat for now.
1 minute
15/03/2021