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  1. Ignazio Cassis: "There's no insurance for prosperity."

    Ignazio Cassis: "There's no insurance for prosperity."

    Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis is concerned about Switzerland's position as a business location, would like to cure the Swiss of their perfectionism and supports bilateral agreements.

  2. New priorities

    New priorities

    Voters are less worried about unemployment (traditionally a top concern) and do not feel their jobs are threatened by digitalization. The most urgent issues are pensions, healthcare, and migration.

  3. Identity under siege

    Identity under siege

    The reform backlog, immigration and problems with the EU are perceived as threats. But there's still some very good news.

  4. Let's get to it!

    Let's get to it!

    Almost nowhere in the world do people have as much faith in their institutions as in Switzerland. The army and the police continued to gain trust while political parties lost some.

  5. Grand disillusions

    Grand disillusions

    Old Age and Survivors' Insurance (AHV) is Switzerland's problem child. Even the planned reforms are inadequate – the country should and must aim for a master stroke.

  6. "I would like to see a little more optimism"

    "I would like to see a little more optimism"

    The co-owner and CEO of the Weidmann Group is one the Swiss economy's most powerful women. Franziska Tschudi Sauber on digitalization, trade tariffs and the resilience of the Swiss.

  7. Technology. More a blessing than a curse.

    Technology. More a blessing than a curse.

    Since the advent of the internet and the smartphone, if not before, technology has become a pervasive part of our lives. The 2018 Credit Suisse Worry Barometer reveals what people in Switzerland and the United States think about technology and its impacts.

  8. Europe Barometer: Bilateral agreements broadly supported

    Europe Barometer: Bilateral agreements broadly supported

    The bilateral agreements continue to enjoy widespread support among the Swiss population. However, the majority of Swiss voters believe that if access to the European market were to be reduced, Switzerland would be able to compensate for this loss by increasing its trade with major third countries.

  9. Impact investing: A strategic choice

    Bridging the gap between returns-driven investment and values-driven philanthropic donation, a range of new investment forms has become established in recent years. The most popular are investments that pursue financial objectives while at the same time integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. Impact investing takes this to its logical next step by combining the quest for profit with the mission of making a measurable positive social and/or environmental impact.  

  10. Roger Federer: "Mental strength is one of the most important factors for a successful career"

    Roger Federer: "Mental strength is one of the most important factors for a successful career"

    Muscles of steel and good fitness may be half the battle in sport, but they're no more than that. Roger Federer knows that the head plays a part too.