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  1. Prosperous Times Still Ahead for Millennials

    Prosperous Times Still Ahead for Millennials

    The next generation has faced socioeconomic challenges on their way to prosperity. Are Millennials just a luckless cohort?

  2. Francis Fukuyama and the Return to the Past

    Francis Fukuyama and the Return to the Past

    The author of the classic work "The End of History" was compelled to revise his opinion: Francis Fukuyama sees gloomy times ahead. Populism is threatening political institutions and the global economy will suffer. In a new era for democracy and macroeconomics, is there any hope for the future?

  3. The Emerging Consumer Drives Gaming and eSports Growth

    The Emerging Consumer Drives Gaming and eSports Growth

    It takes years of training, gathers thousands at stadiums, and pays increasingly large winner prizes. Video gaming is the second most popular sport after football globally. eSports meanwhile is taking the world by storm, with China at the forefront of more than 300 million fans worldwide that watch video gaming competitions. The Credit Suisse Research Institute, Emerging Consumer Survey 2018, explores the popular phenomenon in further detail.

  4. Emerging Consumer Survey 2018: India Tops the Ranking Again

    Emerging Consumer Survey 2018: India Tops the Ranking Again

    The Credit Suisse Research Institute has published its eighth Emerging Consumer Survey, the annual report on consumer trends in emerging markets. While Asia continues to show the strongest consumer sentiment, significant improvements can be seen across all EM geographies surveyed.

  5. Fractured World Calls for Cooperation

    Fractured World Calls for Cooperation

    Across the globe, populist nationalism is increasingly driving political agendas and voter behavior. In addition to fears related to immigration, unemployment and wealth distribution, technology has become a new force that is shaping our societies and facilitating new ways of decision-making in relation to – but also beyond – politics.

  6. How Can Countries Reduce Poverty? Invest in Women's Human Capital

    How Can Countries Reduce Poverty? Invest in Women's Human Capital

    Investing in women's health and education is not just a moral imperative but also makes sound economic sense – policies that foster female empowerment are particularly powerful because they can make a vast contribution to economic growth. In a recent Credit Suisse Research Institute study on "Eradicating Extreme Poverty", we look at why investment in women's human capital can make a big difference to poverty levels.

  7. Bull or Bear? Politics and Capital Markets

    Bull or Bear? Politics and Capital Markets

    Capital markets do not operate in a vacuum; turbulence on the global political scene has a significant impact on their performance. Robert Parker, Chairman of the Asset Management and Investors Council at Credit Suisse, identifies current major political trends investors should watch out for.

  8. Globalization and Politics

    Globalization and Politics

    The past three years have seen political volatility rising against a backdrop of improving economic growth across the major regions and increasingly becalmed financial markets. How does economic output correlate with voter behavior? As globalization slows, the transition away from "globalization" toward a more decisively multipolar world is an emerging trend that will shape politics. In this essay, we analyze how the potential "end of globalization as we know it" will challenge politicians, and what kind of new political issues may be spawned by a more dispersed world order.

  9. The Rise of Populist Nationalism

    The Rise of Populist Nationalism

    The world experienced a political earthquake in the year 2016 with the British vote to leave the European Union in June and the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States in November. These events were the culmination of a longer-term trend away from the postwar liberal international order, one that had been building for at least a decade earlier, and marked the rise of a new form of populist nationalism. A critical question for the future concerns whether this is merely a "democratic recession," in the words of political sociologist Larry Diamond, or marks a longer-term downturn in the fortunes of liberal democracy worldwide.

  10. Globalization and Its Discontents

    Globalization and Its Discontents

    Are we witnessing a breakdown of the global order as we know it?