Ten years after the crash: What are the lessons learned?  Ten years after the crash: What are the lessons learned?  Ten years after the crash: What are the lessons learned?
On September 15, 2008, investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, triggering a profound financial and economic crisis. In an interview with CNNMoney Switzerland, Arturo Bris, professor of finance at IMD, talks about the lessons learned and the need to keep the mistakes of the crisis in our collective memory.
Martina Fuchs
Why the gold price may go up again
After big gains since September, the price of gold is falling again. In an interview with CNNMoney Switzerland, Joe Foster, manager and strategist for gold and precious metals strategy at VanEck, talks about his outlook for the bullion—and why he sees new highs within five years.
Martina Fuchs
November 13 Markets Summary: Stocks end up, oil price in focus
Is it time to buy the dip again as stock markets stay volatile? This Tuesday, oil prices fell well below USD 70 a barrel following a four-year high in early October. The SMI closed at 9,015.43 points, up 0.35 percent.
Martina Fuchs
New survey shows little signs of ebbing for Swiss SMEs
A report published today by A.T. Kearney Switzerland and swiss export shows that Swiss SMEs are still optimistic about their future. But Markus Stricker, partner and managing director for A.T. Kearney, does see a few challenges ahead.
Martina Fuchs
Fidelity’s Catherine Yeung: “I would not say the party is over in China”
Although Alibaba smashed records with over $30 billion in sales on Singles’ Day, investors seemed to be slightly disappointed. According to Catherine Yeung, investment director at Fidelity International, current valuations of Chinese stocks provide entry points for investors.
Martina Fuchs
How well are we prepared for the big risks?
Unemployment and underemployment represent the biggest risks for doing business around the world. This according to the first edition of a new report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Aengus Collins, head of global risks at the WEF, talks about how Switzerland is tackling the challenge.
Martina Fuchs
UBS trial in Paris not just about tax fraud
Richard Werly, France correspondent for Le Temps, weighs the arguments for and against UBS in the bank’s ongoing tax fraud trial in France. Werly says the outcome may have greater consequences for Paris, which is trying to attract financial institutions for the post-Brexit era.
Martina Fuchs
November 9 Markets Summary: Stocks end low, Richemont is in focus
Markets became volatile again this Friday as stocks around the world moved into red territory. The SMI was down sharply, finishing at 9074.03. Richemont and Swatch shares felt the pressure after Richemont reported slow sales growth in September.
Martina Fuchs
The Fed can wait with rate hike, says chief economist
Marie Owens Thomsen, chief economist at Indosuez Wealth Management, tells CNNMoney Switzerland that the U.S. Fed should be careful with rate hikes in December. Lessons learned from the past suggest that a fast rate hike can harm the economy.
Ana Maria Montero
Can machines replace humans as investors?
In an interview with CNNMoney Switzerland, Urs Schubiger, co-founder of the Systematic Trading Group at AQ Investment, explains why he doesn’t think that computers drive the markets.
Martina Fuchs
November 8 Markets Summary: UBS surprises with good performance
Despite being sued by the U.S. Department of Justice, UBS performed well on the SMI, which closed up 0.49 percent to 9,094.9. Sunrise, despite announcing positive earnings for Q3, dropped by almost 3 percent.
Martina Fuchs
BlackRock: We will see trade deals ahead
After the midterm elections in the U.S., investors were relieved. Looking ahead, Martin Lück—Blackrock’s CIO for Germany, Switzerland, and Austria—paints a positive picture. As trade tensions ease, he expects good momentum for many Swiss companies.
Ana Maria Montero
“Progress is critical,” says Didier Denat of Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse has just launched its new Progress Barometer, a survey of where Switzerland is heading. Didier Denat, head of corporate and investment banking Switzerland at CS, tells Ana Maria Montero why the country can’t afford to be complacent.
Ana Maria Montero
New U.S. reality won’t be a problem for Swiss companies, Gadzala says
Aleksandra Gadzala, senior nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council and CEO of Magpie Advisory, evaluates the consequences of the midterm elections for the U.S., China, and Switzerland.
Ana Maria Montero
November 7 Markets Summary: Stocks rally after midterms, BMW slumps
Global markets climbed today following the U.S. midterm election results. The SMI followed the trend, closing up 0.65 percent to 9,050.53. This Wednesday, BMW shares dipped—and here’s why.

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