Stronger dollar "a challenge for emerging markets" Stronger dollar "a challenge for emerging markets" Stronger dollar "a challenge for emerging markets"
As the dollar appreciates and short-term U.S. interest rates rise, investors are turning away from emerging markets. But according to Brett Diment, head of global emerging market debt at Aberdeen Standard Investments, not all countries are affected by this trend.
Hannah Wise
Creating an ecosystem for entrepreneurs
Didier Denat, head of corporate and investment banking Switzerland at Credit Suisse, sees the need to create a better ecosystem for entrepreneurs. In his view, Switzerland is great at creating start-ups but lags behind when it comes to promoting them.
Hannah Wise
The European banking system is under pressure again
According to François Savary, chief investment officer at Prime Partners, the European Central Bank could, amid signs of recession, change its monetary policy and provide the banks with more liquidity.
Hannah Wise
February 20 Markets Summary: UBS plunges after verdict
UBS shares fell sharply today after a French court found the bank guilty of tax evasion. Despite that, the SMI managed to close higher, finishing up 0.64 percent to 9,315.63.
Hannah Wise
When will the pound rebound?
Investors see a no-deal outcome for Brexit as being less likely. Esty Dwek, senior investment strategist at Natixis Investment Managers, does not see much upside in the short term.
Hannah Wise
Can Swiss Germania take off with new investors?
German airline Germania has filed for insolvency, but on Tuesday, its Switzerland-based subsidiary Germania Flug AG announced that it had new investors. Laura Frommberg, founder of the blog Aero Telegraph, suggested that the company should rebrand.
Hannah Wise
February 19 Markets Summary: No strong signals for investors
The British pound regained some strength today, while in Switzerland, Straumann’s annual sales increased at its fastest rate in 14 years. The SMI closed down 0.12 percent to 9,256.17.
Hannah Wise
How high is high enough when it comes to public debt?
Public debt in the U.S. has reached more than USD 22 trillion. But how worried is economist Cédric Tille, professor at the Graduate Institute? Not very, as growth is key, he says.
Hannah Wise
Dividends on the rise
Global dividends ended 2018 at a record high. For Stephanie Butcher, fund manager at Invesco, we will see even higher numbers moving forward as investors look for yields in a low interest-rate environment.
Hannah Wise
February 18 Markets Summary: Palladium hits a record-high
Tesla-supplier Bossard Holding acquired German competitor Bruma, pushing shares over CHF 156. Palladium continued its winning streak and set a record high. And lastly, the SMI reached a high for the year, ending up 0.27 percent to 9,267.46.
Tanya König
Orell Füssli CEO on the business of books and banknotes
Orell Füssli is celebrating 500 years of business. Its most profitable division? It’s not the obvious—selling books—but security printing. CEO Martin Buyle tells us what we can expect for the new 1,000 Swiss franc note and why he doesn’t believe cash, or books, will disappear anytime soon.
Hannah Wise
Why Swiss banks are still suffering
Nicolas Bürki, analyst and portfolio manager at Mirabaud Asset Management, still sees difficult market conditions ahead for Swiss banks. Looking at the earnings season in general, he’s seen positive surprises from companies in transformation mode.
Hannah Wise
Can Europe recover?
Despite Brexit uncertainty and worries on trade talks, Norman Villamin, chief investment officer of UBP, sees signs of stability for the European economy.
Hannah Wise
February 15 Market Summary: U.S.-China trade talks in focus
The latest trade talks between the U.S. and China impacted world markets in different ways. We take a closer look at that as well as five key stories for next week. The SMI, meanwhile, was up 1.09 percent and finished at 9,242.12.
Hannah Wise
Lombard Odier doesn’t see a recession ahead in the U.S.
Despite the global slowdown, Samy Chaar, chief economist at Lombard Odier, does not see a recession in the U.S. In his view, the “open economies” like Switzerland are suffering more as trade flows have slowed down.

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