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  1. 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.

  2. "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. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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. 

  10. 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.