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  1. 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.

  2. Locational Quality: Basel-Stadt Set to Overtake Canton Zurich

    Locational Quality: Basel-Stadt Set to Overtake Canton Zurich

    This year's Locational Quality Indicator of Credit Suisse once again places the cantons of Zug and Zurich at the top of the rankings. The Corporate Tax Reform III will however shake up cantonal rankings in the future: Basel-Stadt is set to overtake Zurich, with Geneva likely to make the greatest leap in the rankings.

  3. Corporate Tax Reform III: Vaud and Geneva Come Up from Behind

    Corporate Tax Reform III: Vaud and Geneva Come Up from Behind

    Corporate Tax Reform III inhibits the ability of the cantons to attract companies with tax privileges. In future, competition will be based more heavily on standard tax rates instead. With higher taxes, the cantons of Geneva and Vaud are under particular pressure. Credit Suisse's new regional study examines the potential implications of this comprehensive overhaul of corporate taxation.

  4. Switzerland: How Long One Works for the Taxman

    How long do the Swiss work to pay their taxes? The answer varies considerably, depending on the person's place of residence, family status and income level.

  5. Economic Lessons From Small Countries

    A recent Credit Suisse study explains, why big countries should learn from small developed countries like Switzerland, Denmark or Singapore. According to the authors, small countries provide a clearer, sharper sense of the economic and political pressures building in the system.

  6. Chile's Rainy Day Refuge

    In a region dependent on commodities, it makes sense for Latin American countries to stash away the spoils in boom times in order to have extra cash during the lean years. Chile has done an especially good job.