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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 

  4. 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. 

  5. 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.

  6. "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. 

  7. Healthcare System: Growth Market under Cost Pressure

    Healthcare System: Growth Market under Cost Pressure

    The Swiss healthcare system makes an important contribution to employment and prosperity in Switzerland. At the same time, the sector is facing major challenges as a result of the huge rise in costs. The economists of Credit Suisse have subjected the Swiss healthcare system and the most pressing questions it currently faces to intense scrutiny.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Switzerland: Broadening Recovery

    Switzerland: Broadening Recovery

    The Swiss economy is expected to grow by 1.5 percent in 2017. While more and more export sectors are regaining their competitiveness, the domestic economy lacks growth momentum. With the inflation rate likely to turn positive, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) is expected to reduce its currency purchases in the course of the year.