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  1. Global CIO video: "Fears of a recession are misplaced"

    Global CIO video: "Fears of a recession are misplaced"

    Other than ringing in the new year, investors had little to cheer about last month and, in fact, last quarter. Worries over trade conspired with a surprise earnings warning from US technology bellwether Apple and the Federal Reserve's rate hike to stoke fears of a sharp slowdown or even an imminent recession, sending equity market volatility sharply higher.

  2. Virtual reality. Innovations for the real world.

    Virtual reality. Innovations for the real world.

    Until recently, virtual reality and augmented reality were still a distant dream. But nowadays, they have become almost indispensable. At the 5th Private Innovation Circle in Hong Kong, three companies demonstrated how these technologies can be put to profitable use.

  3. This century's wealth trends: Broad-based wealth creation

    After the financial crisis, inequality rose during the wealth creation process. This phase now appears to have ended.

  4. Global wealth outlook: Emerging markets to raise their share

    Emerging economies will be responsible for almost one third of the growth, although they account for just a little more than one fifth of current wealth. Wealth will primarily be driven by growth in the middle segment, but the number of millionaires will also grow markedly over the next five years to reach a new all-time high of 55 million.

  5. The Global Wealth Pyramid: Growth with regional transformations

    The Global Wealth Pyramid: Growth with regional transformations

    China now dominates the middle class segment worldwide and has vastly increased its number of ultra-rich individuals by 200 times since 2000.

  6. CIO view: "Setbacks open up opportunities"

    CIO view: "Setbacks open up opportunities"

    October proved a trying month for investors. Yet the macroeconomic environment remains robust, and we continue to believe that growth assets like equities still offer potential.

  7. Emerging Asia will produce more than half of global output by 2050

    Emerging Asia will produce more than half of global output by 2050

    Emerging Asia's share of global economic output is set to reach 55 percent by 2050. The region's equity and corporate bond markets are on course to assume close to a 30 percent global share by 2030. Credit Suisse Research Institute's (CSRI) latest 'Asia in Transition' report highlights the key changes taking place in the region.

  8. Global CIO Michael Strobaek: "We are in a solid growth environment."

    Global CIO Michael Strobaek: "We are in a solid growth environment."

    Concerns about US-China trade policies and monetary policy are contributing to increased market volatility. We believe that the equity bull market is moving into a different phase, but attractive investment opportunities remain, including in emerging markets (EM).

  9. Youth Barometer 2018: Sharing is on the rise

    Youth Barometer 2018: Sharing is on the rise

    Giulia Ranzini, an expert on the sharing economy, talks about how millennials view ownership, loneliness on social media and protecting digital privacy.

  10. Blinkmanship: What's next in the Sino-US trade dispute

    Blinkmanship: What's next in the Sino-US trade dispute

    As the brinkmanship continues to intensify, so too will the obfuscation and misdirection. Until this fog of war dissipates, it is perhaps more useful to consider the range of possible outcomes and their divergent implications, which we have delineated here. Our base case expects the USA and China to ultimately reach a negotiated settlement in the following 6–9 months. Chinese equities could rally 15% over 6 months and USD/CNY should be capped at 7.0.