The Living Markets

30 minutes after the SMI closure, we dive into the financial markets which are at the heart of the global economy. By reporting on the national as well as the international stock exchanges, we stress the links between Switzerland and the rest of the world. Our renowned guests play a key role to help us explain and understand the financial world.
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Hannah Wise
Swiss start-ups can benefit from the recent corporate tax vote
The recent tax vote in Switzerland aims at leveling the playing field for big multinationals, but, according to PwC’s Jürg Niederbacher, it could also benefit start-ups.
Tanya König
A tree for every product sold
Robin Gnehm and Nicholas Hänny founded the sustainable clothing start-up Nikin in 2016 without any funding from investors. They’ve grown to a team of 17 employees and are especially popular among the millennial set. Their promise? They plant a tree for every product sold. And now they’ve been nominated for a Swiss Economic Award.
Hannah Wise
Why Swiss start-ups shouldn’t compete on price
Sure, you need smarts to succeed, but you don’t need to be a genius. So says leadership professor Ingo Stolz from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. He also tells us that Swiss start-ups shouldn’t compete on price.
Tanya König
How start-up Astrocast is writing a new page to Swiss space history
Astrocast’s first satellite was launched from Elon Musk’s SpaceX, and now the Swiss start-up is developing a nanosatellite network for the Internet of Things. The EPFL spin-off has been nominated for a Swiss Economic Award this week, and its founder Fabien Jordan tells Tanya König about the worldwide potential of its low-cost technology.
CNNMoney Switzerland
BB Biotech’s building blocks
Pioneering spirit, know-how and growth are the basis for BB Biotech's success over the past 25 years and have made the investment trust one of the world's largest biotech investors. Learn more about the key factors of this success story.
Hannah Wise
Why China is a great place for Swiss start-ups
“China is a hard market,” says Mark Greeven of IMD Business School, but don’t let that put you off. He says that the freedom to fail there means that start-ups can afford to take risks and try out new ideas.
Tanya König
Why going international makes sense for a proptech start-up
PriceHubble is a Swiss proptech start-up with locations in France, Germany, and Tokyo. It is now tapping into the Chinese market with the help of Chinese insurance company Ping An. Founder Stefan Heitmann tells us why their strategy was to expand abroad quickly. The start-up is nominated for the Swiss Economic Award this week.
Hannah Wise
Oil price escalation could prompt China to defy U.S. sanctions on Iran
As oil prices edge higher amid mounting geopolitical tensions, Carsten Menke, commodities expert at Julius Baer, says any further rise in price could prompt China to defy U.S. sanctions on purchases of Iranian oil.
Hannah Wise
Markets still hope for a solution in U.S.-China trade-war
“Escalation is a dangerous game,” says Guy Miller, chief economist at Zurich Insurance. In his view, the financial markets are still seeing a positive outcome in the trade war between the U.S. and China.
Hannah Wise
Economiesuisse: White House meeting an opportunity for Switzerland
With Swiss President Ueli Maurer meeting Donald Trump at The White House on Thursday, Rudolf Minsch, chief economist of economiesuisse, sees potential for a free trade agreement between the U.S. and Switzerland.
Hannah Wise
Has the Swiss real estate market peaked?
It’s not just gloom and doom when it comes to the Swiss real estate market. Daniel Zaugg, EY partner and sector leader real estate, explains what a check into 10 Swiss-listed companies uncovered.
Martina Fuchs
The best AI stocks may be the ones you’ve never heard of
According to global equity fund manager Brice Prunas, Oddo BHF’s new fund uses artificial intelligence to pick stocks with the most to gain from the rise of machine learning. Could that explain why you may not recognize many of them?
Martina Fuchs
Vontobel AM: Yes, we are bullish on China
The U.S.-China trade clashes sparked a sell-off in emerging market stocks last week. But Roger Merz of Vontobel Asset Management says the tensions will be an opportunity for emerging market investors focusing on China.
Martina Fuchs
Swiss tech companies could be takeover targets
xTech analyst Reto Huber of Research Partners sees three potential takeover candidates in the Swiss tech sector. Find out more.
Martina Fuchs
Energy investment is falling well short of climate goals, says IEA
Investment in low-carbon energy needs to grow two-and-a-half times by 2030 in order to meet sustainability goals and targets set out by the Paris climate treaty, the International Energy Agency warned today. Michael Waldron, an energy investment analyst at IEA, says a “step change” in policy focus by governments is needed to realize this.

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