Did the Fed really change its strategy? Did the Fed really change its strategy? Did the Fed really change its strategy?
Felix Brill, Chief Investment Officer at VP Bank, gives his view on The Federal Reserve’s latest decision on interest rates.
Hannah Wise
Tariffs, tweets and a Fed caught in the middle
As U.S. President Trump prepares to meet G7 leaders in France, tensions escalated back home as China launched retaliatory tariffs, and Trump denounced Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Twitter for not taking more action on rates. Economist Cornelia Meyer says Powell has no choice but to sit on the fence because the Fed itself is divided.
Hannah Wise
Swiss-U.S. free trade deal: more than just trade
Avenir Suisse backs a free trade agreement between Switzerland and the United States in a new report. Jennifer Anthamatten, one of the co-authors, explains what the gains would be—including for politics—and tells us how agriculture and climate change fit into the equation.
Hannah Wise
PineBridge: the ECB—not the Fed—is in control of the monetary trend
Markus Schomer, chief economist at PineBridge Investments, explains why the U.S. Federal Reserve has to respond to the new easing move that the European Central Bank has triggered. He also explains why the period of negative yields will become the norm moving forward.
Hannah Wise
Swiss banks lose their shine for investment managers
Switzerland’s SMI is one of the top performing indexes this year thanks to its high cash-flow returns and stability. Eleanor Taylor Jolidon, co-head of Swiss and global equities at UBP, says health care and diversified financial players are among her top picks, favoring insurers over banks.
Hannah Wise
Swiss flexible office providers in their heyday
Demand for flexible office space has been growing in Switzerland as small businesses and start-ups look for shorter, less burdensome leases and trendier co-working spaces. But even larger companies are now jumping on the trend, according to CBRE Switzerland’s Head of Research & Consulting David Schoch.
Hannah Wise
Unhappy with bonds? Look at stocks again, says M&G
Yields on the fixed income market may look depressing, with more zero-coupon bonds to come in Switzerland and elsewhere. However, Ritu Vohora, investment director at M&G, says the equity market is more buoyant. She tells CNNMoney Switzerland which countries she favors.
Hannah Wise
More surprises to come from central banks, says economist
The Swiss National Bank has already intervened to the tune of around CHF 10 billion this summer in order to keep its strong currency in check, says Patrick Zwiefel, chief economist at Pictet AM. A further interest rate cut by the European Central Bank in September is likely to prompt the SNB to follow suit with 25 basis point cut of its own, he adds.
Hannah Wise
Who would buy a 30-year bond with 0% return?
Alexis Gray, senior economist at Vanguard Investment Strategy Group, comments on the depressed economic outlook and explains why investors are putting their money in safe havens such as German and Swiss long-term bonds with no yield. However, Gray says that the market is too pessimistic and tells us why she does not expect a recession in the U.S.
Olivia Chang
Risk of recession “very serious,” warns economist
Economics professor Cédric Tille explains how global trade tensions are impacting the economy in Switzerland. He calls for fiscal spending as a countermeasure in the event of an economic downturn in the country. Budget surpluses would be better used giving money back to taxpayers rather than paying off public debt, argues Tille.
Olivia Chang
Clock ticking for Swiss watchmakers in Hong Kong
Swiss watchmakers have been hit hard by the protests in Hong Kong, their biggest global market. Jon Cox, head of Swiss equities at Kepler Cheuvreux, forecasts a 20% drop in exports to Hong Kong in 2019— 40% in the worst-case scenario—with Swatch Group and Richemont among the biggest casualties.
Olivia Chang
Ordering dinner online is increasingly popular—and unprofitable
While most Swiss still prefer grocery stores and restaurants to ordering dinner online, the demand is growing for fast, inexpensive food delivery. In the second part of our special edition on the future of this booming market, we delve into why something so popular is so unprofitable.
Olivia Chang
Food fights: Swiss food delivery market is heating up
It started with a phone call in 1998. Today Switzerland’s burgeoning food delivery market is worth an estimated CHF 180 million and is expected to reach a turnover of around CHF 265 million by 2023. But according to experts, major regional differences in eating habits and a strong food retail sector make changing people’s mindsets no easy feat.
Hannah Wise
Ken Fisher: Tech makes U.S. look good, but Switzerland another story
Tech stocks carry most of the weight of U.S. markets, says billionaire investor Ken Fisher. Even though Swiss tech stocks are strong performers, he says the current market climate means investors should look elsewhere for their portfolios (hint: it’s all about timing).
Olivia Chang
Mid-sized firms need to speed up digital transformation
Cloud software giant Salesforce has been bolstering its presence in Switzerland with new hires in response to growing digital demand. Blaise Roulet, area vice president for Switzerland, tells CNNMoney Switzerland that while certain sectors such as watches and pharma have been quick to adopt new technologies, mid-sized companies are still playing catch up.

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