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Karsten Junius, chief economist at the research division of Bank J. Safra Sarasin, explains why investors have been selling U.S. treasury bonds pushing yields up. Junius also tries to decipher Italy’s public spending strategy.
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.
Hannah Wise
Positive headlines are driving the oil price again
Oil prices are reaching higher valuations once more. For Carsten Menke, commodity analyst at Julius Baer, current prices at around USD 65 a barrel are “fair.” But if the economy slows down, prices could fall.
Hannah Wise
February 14 Markets Summary: Nestlé at an all-time high
Nestlé and Credit Suisse released strong results, while oil reached its highest values so far this year. The SMI still finished the day down 0.23 percent to 9,142.71.
Ana Maria Montero
Why Pictet is sticking with Swiss stocks
After a positive start in 2019, Anastassios Frangulidis, head of multi asset Switzerland at Pictet Asset Management, still sees favorable signs for defensive Swiss stocks.
Ana Maria Montero
February 13 Markets Summary: Share prices on the rise
Investors remained optimistic today with the latest U.S.-China trade talks underway and growth forecasts stabilizing. The SMI finished the day up 0.40 percent to 9,164.06.
Olivia Chang
How Nestlé is teaming up with Starbucks
Nestlé has unveiled its first Starbucks coffee products after the USD 7.15 billion licensing deal that was struck between the two companies last August. David Rennie, head of the coffee strategic business unit at Nestlé, talks about the big strategic move by the Swiss food giant.
Ana Maria Montero
Luxury watches no longer a safe bet in China, argues Wellershoff
Costa Vayenas, senior investment consultant at Wellershoff & Partners, explains why some luxury groups are more successful than others in China. The slowdown of the world’s second largest economy does not mean that high-end brands cannot grow, says Vayenas, as long as they have the right product mix.
Ana Maria Montero
Fundamentals for banks “not that great,” says Lombard Odier
Johan Uttermann, head of Swiss equities at Lombard Odier IM, explains why banks such as UBS, Vontobel and Julius Baer are under pressure despite a bounce back on the stock market in January.
Hannah Wise
February 12 Markets Summary: Another good day
Investors’ confidence seems to be back as the rally continues for most stock markets. The SMI ended the day up 0.65% percent at 9127.40. However, some companies had a tough trading day, like Vontobel.
Ana Maria Montero
Are we in a crypto winter?
Despite the fall in the price of bitcoin, Jan Brzezek, CEO and co-founder of Crypto Finance, argues that cryptocurrencies are still promising. Brzezek also explains the recent restructuring within his company.
Ana Maria Montero
A hard Brexit? Not between Switzerland and the UK, says economiesuisse
Rudolf Minsch, chief economist at economiesuisse, explains what the trade agreement signed between the United Kingdom and Switzerland will mean for Swiss companies once the UK leaves the European Union. Minsch also warns about the cost to the Swiss economy if no institutional deal is reached with the EU.

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