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  1. Outlook for second half of 2018: upside potential for equities

    Outlook for second half of 2018: upside potential for equities

    Global growth momentum is set to increase, creating upside potential for equity markets. However, continued political and policy risks create a need for diversification and active management.

  2. Should We Still Care about GDP?

    Should We Still Care about GDP?

    In its latest report "The Future of GDP", the Credit Suisse Research Institute looks into the main concerns around measuring economic well-being based on gross domestic product data and explores the alternatives.

  3. Four Answers to the Trade Dispute

    Four Answers to the Trade Dispute

    Trade tensions have rattled the financial markets in recent weeks. Oliver Adler looks at what this issue is all about and what to expect as a result.

  4. What Did Keynes Get Right About the Modern World?

    What Did Keynes Get Right About the Modern World?

    John Maynard Keynes is considered to be one of the greatest visionaries of all time. His theories shaped economic policy for decades. And his biographer, the historian Robert Skidelsky, even believes that the Second World War might not have broken out if people had listened to Keynes. What relevance do his ideas have in the modern economy? More than you might think.

  5. Francis Fukuyama and the Return to the Past

    Francis Fukuyama and the Return to the Past

    The author of the classic work "The End of History" was compelled to revise his opinion: Francis Fukuyama sees gloomy times ahead. Populism is threatening political institutions and the global economy will suffer. In a new era for democracy and macroeconomics, is there any hope for the future?

  6. Trade Dispute Has Not Shaken Our Confidence in Equities

    Trade Dispute Has Not Shaken Our Confidence in Equities

    The impact on global growth will likely be very small, if tariffs are even implemented. We remain positive on equities, despite trade disputes.

  7. Fractured World Calls for Cooperation

    Fractured World Calls for Cooperation

    Across the globe, populist nationalism is increasingly driving political agendas and voter behavior. In addition to fears related to immigration, unemployment and wealth distribution, technology has become a new force that is shaping our societies and facilitating new ways of decision-making in relation to – but also beyond – politics.

  8. How Can Countries Reduce Poverty? Invest in Women's Human Capital

    How Can Countries Reduce Poverty? Invest in Women's Human Capital

    Investing in women's health and education is not just a moral imperative but also makes sound economic sense – policies that foster female empowerment are particularly powerful because they can make a vast contribution to economic growth. In a recent Credit Suisse Research Institute study on "Eradicating Extreme Poverty", we look at why investment in women's human capital can make a big difference to poverty levels.

  9. What Is the Future of Politics?

    What Is the Future of Politics?

    Against the background of the changing geopolitical landscape, the Credit Suisse Research Institute invited a number of international policy experts, former policy-makers and strategic clients of Credit Suisse to discuss the "Future of Politics." The key themes were the rise of populism across the developed world, migration pressures in several geographies, and current decision-making difficulties faced by mature democracies.

  10. Bull or Bear? Politics and Capital Markets

    Bull or Bear? Politics and Capital Markets

    Capital markets do not operate in a vacuum; turbulence on the global political scene has a significant impact on their performance. Robert Parker, Chairman of the Asset Management and Investors Council at Credit Suisse, identifies current major political trends investors should watch out for.