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  1. 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.

  2. Location Zug: At the Top, but the Lead Is Narrowing

    Location Zug: At the Top, but the Lead Is Narrowing

    Zug is a successful canton. According to the new regional study by Credit Suisse, one of Zug's main competitive advantages, its low corporate taxes, is likely to fade over the next few years. Rival locations will catch up. The canton of Zug is also running a budget deficit, and eating into its reserves.

  3. What Does 2017 Hold in Store for Swiss Industries?

    What Does 2017 Hold in Store for Swiss Industries?

    The new Sector Handbook from Credit Suisse explains the outlook for the most important sectors.

  4. 2017 Retail Outlook: Swiss Retail Sector in Upheaval

    2017 Retail Outlook: Swiss Retail Sector in Upheaval

    The industry faces shopping tourism and digitalization. Sales to stagnate in 2017.

  5. Disposable Income – Living, Commuting, Childcare: Where's the Least Expensive Place to Live?

    Disposable Income – Living, Commuting, Childcare: Where's the Least Expensive Place to Live?

    Households can make substantial savings by moving to a different location. The most recent Credit Suisse study highlights the Swiss municipalities in which households have the largest disposable income after the deduction of mandatory taxes and fixed costs. 

  6. Real Estate Market in Switzerland: What's Ahead in 2017?

    Real Estate Market in Switzerland: What's Ahead in 2017?

    Returns in the real estate market will remain attractive, encouraging further production of floor space. 

  7. Swiss SMEs: Combating Locational Disadvantages with the Latest Technologies

    Swiss SMEs: Combating Locational Disadvantages with the Latest Technologies

    SMEs consider the Swiss location to promote success. However, they see considerable locational disadvantages compared with abroad in terms of production costs. For combating these locational disadvantages SMEs primarily focus on new technologies and digitalization.

  8. Brexit: Swiss Population Optimistic about Switzerland

    Brexit: Swiss Population Optimistic about Switzerland 

    A majority of Swiss voters believe Brexit will bring economic benefits and feel that Switzerland will have a stronger bargaining position vis-à-vis the EU. Party affiliation and age play a negligible role in this assessment. These findings come from a survey conducted by gfs.bern on behalf of Credit Suisse. 

  9. Credit Suisse Scoops Publishing Gold

    Credit Suisse Scoops Publishing Gold

    Bulletin, Credit Suisse's stakeholder magazine, wins top prize at the Best of Content Marketing awards.

  10. Switzerland: What Does It Take to Remain a Leading Financial Centre?

    Switzerland: What Does It Take to Remain a Leading Financial Centre?

    The financial services industry is undergoing sweeping changes worldwide, and competition between international financial centers has grown fiercer in recent years. In order to preserve and even improve the competitiveness of Switzerland as a financial center, substantial efforts are required from banks as well as from policymakers. As in 2012 and 2014, Credit Suisse is presenting a study on the Swiss Financial Center.