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  1. The Company Is a Family Affair

    The Company Is a Family Affair

    They seldom make headlines, and yet they employ four out of every ten workers in Switzerland: Family firms are a pillar of the Swiss economy. 

  2. Inflation. A Loyal Swiss Ally

    Inflation. A Loyal Swiss Ally

    Switzerland has been classified as one of the happiest countries in the world. Commonly stated reasons for this are the sense of community, beautiful landscapes, fresh air, and clean water. Not to mention prosperity. 'Switzerland: A Financial Market History', by the Credit Suisse Research Institute in partnership with leading experts from the London Business School and Cambridge Judge Business School, investigates the sources of the country's economic success. The report highlights low inflation as one of the key success factors.

  3. Brexit and Its Consequences 

    Beware of excessive optimism: It would be risky to assume that the Swiss financial center will automatically benefit from Brexit. The situation according to Urs Rohner, chairman of Credit Suisse Group.

  4. Political "Noise" Does Not Impress Companies

    Political "Noise" Does Not Impress Companies

    The Credit Suisse economists are leaving their quarterly growth forecast for the Swiss economy in 2017 unchanged at 1.5 percent. For 2018 they expect growth to accelerate slightly to 1.7 percent, according to the latest issue of "Monitor Switzerland." Inflation is likely to be 0.5 percent in both years.

  5. Residential Property: The End of an Era

    Residential Property: The End of an Era

    The almost 15-year era of rising prices for residential properties appears to be at an end. In the coming quarters, an overall sideways trend can be expected. Single-family dwellings ought to outpace condominiums in terms of price growth.

  6. 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.

  7. Switzerland and Credit Suisse: A Proven Partnership

    Switzerland and Credit Suisse: A Proven Partnership

    Our new brochure illustrates how Credit Suisse has been committed to Switzerland in a variety of ways for 161 years. 

  8. Pension Fund Study: Low Interest Rates and Redistribution Are Putting Pressure to Act

    Pension Fund Study: Low Interest Rates and Redistribution Are Putting Pressure to Act

    Credit Suisse has conducted a survey of nearly 200 Swiss pension funds. The greatest challenge named by participants continues to be the prevailing low interest rate environment. Demographic change and an excessive minimum conversion rate also rank among the main concerns of pension funds. 

  9. Pioneers of Swiss Trade: How to Do Business Successfully in Asia

    Pioneers of Swiss Trade: How to Do Business Successfully in Asia

    Despite all of the differences and current challenges, Asian expansion is worthwhile – now more than ever. There is no question that Asia will play a prominent role in the 21st century.

  10. "Most of the financial institutions left the region. We stayed."

    "Most of the financial institutions left the region. We stayed."

    As a child, he left communist-era Prague for capitalist Jakarta and lived through the massive effects of the Asian crisis. Helman Sitohang has worked for Credit Suisse for nearly 20 years. As CEO for the Asia Pacific region, he knows that his customers attach great importance to loyalty.