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  1. Switzerland Needs New Growth Drivers

    Switzerland Needs New Growth Drivers

    Thanks to an improved earnings situation, companies are likely to invest more again in 2018. But immigration and the real-estate boom – which have been key growth drivers until now – are losing momentum. Alongside its proven export champions, Switzerland needs an upsurge in productivity in its domestic economy if it is to achieve sustainable gains in prosperity over the next few years.

  2. Busy New Issuer Activity in the Swiss Franc Capital Market

    Busy New Issuer Activity in the Swiss Franc Capital Market

    The Credit Suisse Swiss Credit Handbook 2017 examines the creditworthiness of the largest Swiss bond issuers and main participants in the Swiss franc capital market. Companies in the coverage universe are overall healthy and fit.

  3. Swiss Real Estate Market 2017: Tenants Wanted

    Swiss Real Estate Market 2017: Tenants Wanted

    The downturn in the rental apartments market is progressing at full speed. Despite rising vacancies, construction activity in the rental apartments segment is boosting. Vacancies will continue to grow. Negative interest rates are driving this trend. These circumstances are likely to cause prices of multi-family dwellings to increase again in 2017, despite falling rents. Prices of owner-occupied housing, on the other hand, are no longer rising. After 14 years, the price growth came to an end in the fourth quarter of 2016.

  4. Swiss Real Estate Market 2017: Tenants Wanted

    Swiss Real Estate Market 2017: Tenants Wanted

    The downturn in the rental apartments market is progressing at full speed. Despite rising vacancies, construction activity in the rental apartments segment is boosting. Vacancies will continue to grow. Negative interest rates are driving this trend. These circumstances are likely to cause prices of multi-family dwellings to increase again in 2017, despite falling rents. Prices of owner-occupied housing, on the other hand, are no longer rising. After 14 years, the price growth came to an end in the fourth quarter of 2016.

  5. What Does 2017 Hold in Store for Swiss Industries?

    What Does 2017 Hold in Store for Swiss Industries?

    The new Sector Handbook from Credit Suisse explains the outlook for the most important sectors.

  6. 2017 Retail Outlook: Swiss Retail Sector in Upheaval

    2017 Retail Outlook: Swiss Retail Sector in Upheaval

    The industry faces shopping tourism and digitalization. Sales to stagnate in 2017.

  7. Swiss SMEs: Combating Locational Disadvantages with the Latest Technologies

    Swiss SMEs: Combating Locational Disadvantages with the Latest Technologies

    SMEs consider the Swiss location to promote success. However, they see considerable locational disadvantages compared with abroad in terms of production costs. For combating these locational disadvantages SMEs primarily focus on new technologies and digitalization.

  8. Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, and Metals Industry Still Contracting

    Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, and Metals Industry Still Contracting

    The Swiss economy is likely to expand by 1 percent in 2016. While construction is likely to move sideways, we expect a subdued performance for hotels and catering as well as industry as a whole and a slight improvement for retailing.

  9. How Did Switzerland Become the World’s Most Innovative Country?

    How Did Switzerland Become the World’s Most Innovative Country?

    A small, Alpine country that lacks raw materials, Switzerland has had no choice but to continually reinvent itself over the centuries, developing alternative sources of income, such as agriculture, tourism and its service sector.  What’s the secret of its success, and how long can it continue?

  10. What's the Effect of the Strong Swiss Franc?

    What's the Effect of the Strong Swiss Franc?

    Although it is now more than a year since the removal of the EUR/CHF exchange rate floor, export-oriented industrial sectors in particular such as the mechanical engineering, electronics, and metals industry (MEM) and hotels and catering are likely to suffer this year from the strength of the Swiss franc.