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  1. The Chinese Consumer in 2017: The Lifestyle Upgrade

    The Chinese Consumer in 2017: The Lifestyle Upgrade

    Chinese consumers are shifting their pattern of spending to discretionary items. They are spending less on housing and food, but more on upgrading their lifestyles, on items such as healthcare, travel and entertainment compared to other emerging markets, according to Credit Suisse Research Institute's 7th Emerging Consumer Survey.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Gender Diversification. Europe in the Lead

    Gender Diversification. Europe in the Lead

    According to the Credit Suisse Research Institute, companies with at least one female director generate 3.5 percent higher compound excess return than the ones run by male-only boards.

  5. The Chinese Consumer in 2017: The Lifestyle Upgrade

    The Chinese Consumer in 2017: The Lifestyle Upgrade

    Chinese consumers are shifting their pattern of spending to discretionary items. They are spending less on housing and food, but more on travel and entertainment compared to other emerging markets.

  6. The CSRI Academy Challenge 2017 Winner Announced

    The CSRI Academy Challenge 2017 Winner Announced

    The second edition of the Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI) Academy Challenge, a global initiative aimed at students and young graduates, has come to an end. This year, the contestants were challenged to elaborate on the future of politics. The topic proved to be popular among the young academics: 208 papers from 39 countries were submitted. Meet the winner of this year's challenge, Sergey Litvinenko.

  7. Credit Suisse Yearbook 2017: Low Interest Rates Hit Returns on Equities

    Credit Suisse Yearbook 2017: Low Interest Rates Hit Returns on Equities

    The risk premiums on equities are unlikely to be as high in the future as they have been. This is the conclusion reached by the 2017 Yearbook published by Credit Suisse.

  8. India Ranks First in the Emerging Consumer Survey

    India Ranks First in the Emerging Consumer Survey

    The Credit Suisse Research Institute published its seventh Emerging Consumer Survey, the annual report on consumer trends in emerging markets. Key themes are e-commerce, aware consumerism, and the growing popularity of domestic brands.

  9. The Effects of Negative Interest Rate Policies

    The Effects of Negative Interest Rate Policies

    A number of central banks have taken their interest rates into negative territory in the past years. Credit Suisse Research Institute explores the markets where negative interest rates have been introduced and reports on whether they have been successful.

  10. Which Way to a Multipolar World?

    Which Way to a Multipolar World?

    Events of the previous year, such as Brexit or the election of Donald Trump, seem to have marked the end of globalization as we know it. The world development is set to change. Will we observe the rise of multiple regional powers? Credit Suisse Research Institute in their latest report takes a look at the shift towards a multipolar world.