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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Where Are You Headed, Globalization?

    Where Are You Headed, Globalization?

    The path globalization had followed over the past decades has come to an end. The rise of regional powers and the growing protectionism foreshadow the changes to come. Will the world become multipolar or will we witness the end of globalization? In its recently published "Getting over Globalization" report, the Credit Suisse Research Institute advocates avoiding the darkest scenario and taking the road to multipolarity.

  8. The Future of Monetary Policy Shaped by the Past

    The Future of Monetary Policy Shaped by the Past

    Central banks in advanced economies have been transformed dramatically over the past eight years. The latest Credit Suisse Research Institute report, "The Future of Monetary Policy", looks at the changes they had to undergo since the financial crisis and at the challenges that await them going forward. The key questions remain which direction monetary policy ought to take next and whether it is possible to return to the pre-crisis "normal".

  9. The Global Wealth Pyramid 2016

    The Global Wealth Pyramid 2016

    According to the recent Credit Suisse Research Institute's Global Wealth Report, three quarters of global adult population fit into the bottom echelon of the wealth pyramid. The 3.5 billion adults with wealth below 10,000 dollars account for 2.4 percent of global wealth. In contrast, the 33 million millionaires comprise less than 1 percent of the adult population, but own 46 percent of household wealth.

  10. Central Banks in the "New Normal"

    Central Banks in the "New Normal"

    This fall, Credit Suisse Research Institute brought together monetary policy experts, including Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz, Professor Nouriel Roubini, Jean-Claude Trichet and Sir Paul Tucker to share their views on the effectiveness of today's monetary policies and the future role of central banks.