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  1. Cautious First Steps in Further Development of Financial Markets

    Cautious First Steps in Further Development of Financial Markets

    Asian countries have high savings rates, but investments are predominantly short-term. However, they have embarked on the path to longer investment horizons and deeper capital market integration.

  2. 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.

  3. US Fed Hikes Rates, Sounds Less Hawkish Than Feared

    The US Federal Reserve raised the policy rate by 25 basis points in mid-March, but left its outlook largely unchanged. We continue to expect two more rate hikes in 2017.

  4. Credit Suisse Launches European Political Risk Barometer

    The current year we will see several elections held in Europe. With voters going to the polls there are many uncertainties associated. Investors should keep an eye on the political calendar. The European Political Risk Barometer developed by IS&P will support them to do so.

  5. 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.

  6. Which Way to a Multipolar World?

    Which Way to a Multipolar World?

    Events of the previous year, such as Brexit or the election of Donald Trump, seem to have marked the end of globalization as we know it. The world development is set to change. Will we observe the rise of multiple regional powers? Credit Suisse Research Institute in their latest report takes a look at the shift towards a multipolar world.

  7. The Dark Side of Digitalization

    The Dark Side of Digitalization

    Globalization and digitization make IT systems vulnerable to attack. Investing in security is therefore essential, and hackers can actually help in this regard.

  8. Forget Bitcoin, but Remember Blockchain?

    Forget Bitcoin, but Remember Blockchain?

    The most obvious potential use for blockchain technology is the one that already exists – payment systems. But there is much more to blockchain than this. 

  9. Is Bitcoin Safe?

    Is Bitcoin Safe?

    Bitcoin isn't mainstream, and it may never be. And yet it would be unwise to ignore it. Some $14.9 billion worth of bitcoins were in circulation in January 2017, and blockchain, the technology underpinning bitcoin, has attracted plenty of attention for its disruptive potential in banking, trading, and even media. So how safe is bitcoin?

  10. Donald Trump's Trade Policy Options

    Donald Trump's Trade Policy Options

    So far, there has been little clarity as to which specific trade policies the new president will introduce, but given how high trade ranks on his agenda, this will likely change quickly. But what actual powers does a US president have in the area of trade, and what measures might Mr. Trump implement?