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  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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?

  4. 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?

  5. Economic Normalization vs. Political Polarization

    Economic Normalization vs. Political Polarization

    The global economy appears to be enjoying a solid start to 2017. Business surveys such as the Purchasing Managers' Indices (PMI) indicate that momentum accelerated toward the end of 2016 in nearly all major economies. 

  6. Trade Friction a Key Risk as Trump Takes Power

    Trade Friction a Key Risk as Trump Takes Power

    The incoming US president Donald Trump has often struck a belligerent tone with regard to trade relations. Much of his anti-trade narrative – made public in tweets and remarks made on the campaign trail – has focused on China, raising concerns over trade frictions, if not an outright trade war. Yet what powers does the US president have in the area of trade? How unilaterally can he act? We look at some of the underlying facts. 

  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. Global Investor: Reshaping Patient Care Bit by Bit

    Global Investor: Reshaping Patient Care Bit by Bit

    So far, the healthcare sector has held back from digitalization, but it is about to change. 

  10. Europe's Trump Cards

    Europe's Trump Cards

    Pivotal elections are coming up in Europe. Their outcomes will have an impact on the economy and financial markets.