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  1. Social Responsibility: The Tech Industry's Next Frontier

    Social Responsibility: The Tech Industry's Next Frontier

    Shlomo Dovrat, pioneering entrepreneur and general partner of Israeli VC Carmel Ventures, believes that the tech industry is in good financial shape. But the industry must do more to fulfill its social responsibilities, he argues.

  2. Retail Outlook: One Year After the Sharp Rise in the Swiss Franc

    Credit Suisse, together with consulting firm Fuhrer & Hotz, published today the latest issue of the annual "Retail Outlook" study. After an exceptionally difficult year for the retail sector in 2015, Credit Suisse's economists expect a slight easing in 2016 with marginal growth of 0.3% in nominal retail sales. According to the survey of sector representatives by Fuhrer & Hotz, retailers are cautiously optimistic about prospects for 2016 with companies in the food sector slightly more optimistic than their colleagues in the near and non-food sector. On an EUR/CHF exchange rate in the region of 1.10, shopping tourism is likely to stabilize in 2016 at the high level seen in 2015. According to the economists, foreign consumer prices in 2014 were 30% lower compared with Swiss prices in the case of food, while furniture prices were 26% lower and clothing 38% lower. These price differentials are largely down to higher provision costs in Switzerland. In a scenario, the Credit Suisse economists calculate the impact of a 15% rise in the EUR/CHF exchange rate on consumer spending. The outcome of this is that Swiss household spending on food, clothing and furniture falls by a total of CHF 1.3 billion.

  3. Consultation paper released by the Swiss Federal Department of Finance

    The Swiss Federal Department of Finance issued its proposal for an amendment to the Swiss “Too Big to Fail” (TBTF) regime, including the new total-loss-absorbing capacity (TLAC) requirements, for consultation. These detailed requirements confirm certain proposals in the TBTF legislation review that was announced by the Swiss Federal Council on October 21, 2015 and provide additional clarity around the planned changes to the regime.

  4. Drive to Remake China's Economy Is Fueling Acquisition Spree

    Drive to Remake China's Economy Is Fueling Acquisition Spree

    "Go-Global" strategy is leaving a Chinese imprint on businesses across the globe. Chinese companies have proposed 128.3 billion dollars in acquisitions this year, up 185 percent over the same period in 2014.

  5. A Great Big Rainbow Umbrella

    Roughly 2-4 percent of the population is part of the LGBT minority, meaning they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Many hide their sexual orientation at work for fear of discrimination, and that requires a tremendous amount of energy. By getting involved in the LGBT Ally program, both heterosexual and LGBT staff members send a signal that they are open to the topic.

  6. Credit Suisse expects Indonesia to buck the trend with economic and market recovery in 2016

    Credit Suisse expects the Indonesian economic recovery in 2016 to be supported by recently announced economic stimulus packages, as well as more pro-growth fiscal and monetary policies. The bank forecasts Indonesia’s GDP to expand at 5.2 percent in 2016, above the 4.9 percent consensus. Indonesia’s market is expected to benefit from economic recovery next year. Credit Suisse forecasts the benchmark Jakarta Composite Index to reach 5,300 by the end of 2016, providing a nearly 20 percent upside from its current level.

  7. 2015 M&A Activity Set to Break Previous Record

    2015 M&A Activity Set to Break Previous Record

    Mergers and acquisitions look set to reach their highest peak since just before the market crash in 2007 in terms of the volume of activity. Here's a look at some of the year's biggest transactions and trends.

  8. Subdued growth, low inflation and moderate returns could be expected for 2016. A high degree of diversification with an active tactical approach would be deployed against periods of volatility says Credit Suisse Private Banking

    Credit Suisse Private Banking expects the global outlook for 2016 to be better than 2015 led by the Eurozone and Japan while many emerging countries are likely to stabilize albeit at low levels. The US could slow down due to constraints set in place by several macro factors whilst Australia and Canada would be sub-par due to lower commodity prices. The UK is likely to remain fairly robust as real wages rise against a tighter monetary policy backdrop. China should avert a hard landing scenario on the back of further policy easing, moderate fiscal expansion with some infrastructure activity along with sustained consumption spending and services whilst the property sector has seen significant inventory depletion.

  9. What Should You Consider Before Deploying Capital?

    When it comes to deploying capital, conventional wisdom favors reinvesting in growth that generates a return in excess of capital costs, even though many companies chose to return capital to shareholders.

  10. Anne Maass: Exploring Dementia

    Anne Maass: Exploring Dementia

    Anne Maass has investigated brain structures in a number of experiments and tested the influence of physical training on the memory. She has received the 2015 EMPIRIS Award for her work.