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  1. Swiss Tourism: The Future Lies in Quality, Not Quantity

    Swiss Tourism: The Future Lies in Quality, Not Quantity

    Tourism in the Swiss Alps is recovering at a slow pace. Group tours from Asian countries will make a significantly smaller contribution than independent travelers to value creation within this sector in the future too, according to the Credit Suisse economists. Rather than encouraging mass tourism, Switzerland should therefore be showcasing its attractions as a destination for independent travelers from Asia and elsewhere.

  2. National Pride Remains High in Switzerland

    National Pride Remains High in Switzerland

    Significant support for bilateral agreements, but there is an alternative with majority support, when both first and second priorities are taken into account. Switzerland's reputation abroad has improved, but politicians should exercise more restraint.

  3. Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch: "Further training is becoming more and more important"

    Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch: "Further training is becoming more and more important"

    Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, Director of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) on the substantial concerns about unemployment, the coming economic upturn, and the threat to Switzerland's success model.

  4. Worry Barometer 2017: The Swiss Place High Trust in Their Institutions

    Worry Barometer 2017: The Swiss Place High Trust in Their Institutions

    Switzerland's institutions remain popular, but most of them have lost some trust. Among the few exceptions is the Swiss Supreme Court. The Worry Barometer also shows that banks receive more trust than in past years.

  5. Dominique de Buman: "Switzerland Is More Modern than Ever"

    Dominique de Buman: "Switzerland Is More Modern than Ever"

    Dominique de Buman, the new Swiss leader, on his concerns for the country, the meaning of national cohesion and his objectives as President of the National Council.

  6. Aging and the Aged

    Aging and the Aged

    The social impact of a long life is not always viewed uncritically, especially among the elderly. Retirement provisions are now the Swiss people's greatest concern, securing them is seen as the most important goal for the country.

  7. Identity: A New Switzerland?

    Identity: A New Switzerland?

    A change in national identity may be taking place. Neutrality is no longer the most commonly cited characteristic. Education, research and internationalism define forward-looking, modern Switzerland.

  8. Leading the Way in IPOs

    Leading the Way in IPOs

    The successful listing of Galenica Santé in 2017 not only showcased Credit Suisse's expertise in investment banking but also demonstrated how different areas of the bank are working together effectively to deliver the best possible outcome for clients.

  9. A Surfeit of Apartments

    At 1.47%, the vacancy rate is at its highest level in 18 years. This surge is largely due to the situation in the market for rental apartments. On the other hand, vacancies in owner-occupied housing are still low.

  10. The Irresistible Charm of the "Family Factor"

    Family owned companies tend to outperform their non-family owned peers. This overall finding holds true for all regions, all sectors, and all company sizes. Over the last decade, the annual return generated by family owned companies was on average 5% higher. The latest report "The CS Family 1000" by the Credit Suisse Research Institute analyses this phenomenon.