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How much protectionism is good for Switzerland?   How much protectionism is good for Switzerland?   How much protectionism is good for Switzerland?
How far should Switzerland go when it comes to shielding state-owned companies from foreign takeovers? According to Marco Salvi, senior fellow at think tank Avenir Suisse, Swiss companies don’t need to be saved.
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Ana Maria Montero
A private affair: Why companies aren’t going public
More and more companies are saying goodbye to public shareholders, activist investors, and regulators. For investment expert Christina Böck, this is a challenge for institutional investors in Switzerland.
Ana Maria Montero
Are emerging markets the place to invest?
With the global economy so gloomy in recent weeks, Bruno Verstraete, managing partner of Lakefield Partners, sees some hope for investors looking ahead.
Ana Maria Montero
December 14 Markets Summary: China’s retail sales miss the mark
World markets were weighed down on Friday following a batch of disappointing data from China, including the lowest retail growth since 2003. These consumer spending concerns were also felt in Switzerland, where the SMI fell 1.15 percent to 8,713.68.
Ana Maria Montero
How the weaker economic outlook will affect markets
Karsten Junius, chief economist at the research division of Bank J. Safra Sarasin, discusses the weaker economic outlook for Switzerland and Europe and the impact it could have on financial markets.
Ana Maria Montero
December 13 Markets Summary: Central banks in focus
This Thursday, global markets were mixed on concerns over the U.S.-China trade war and the future of Brexit. Meanwhile, the SMI closed down 0.52 percent at 8,814.7. Tonight’s Markets Summary takes a closer look at the latest decisions by the ECB and SNB.
Olivia Chang
What’s the best Brexit scenario for the Swiss National Bank?
Brexit is a headache, but the latest developments have also strengthened the Swiss franc against the dollar and the pound. Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan explains what the best Brexit outcome would be for the Swiss currency.
Hannah Wise
Swiss Re economist: No luxury of inaction on climate change
Jerome Jean Haegeli, chief economist at Swiss Re, explains why global warming poses a systemic risk and why meetings like the COP24 are important. Haegeli also takes a look at interest rates and argues that the U.S. Fed dictates the monetary policy of many other central banks, including Switzerland’s.
Hannah Wise
December 12 Markets Summary: ABB, Hitachi and a $7 billion deal?
Is a Japanese firm ready to snap up ABB’s power grids division? Today the Swiss-based engineering company confirmed it is in talks with Hitachi, sending ABB’s share price surging over 4 percent. In Switzerland, the SMI finished the day up 1.68% at 8861.14 points.
Hannah Wise
Ken Fisher: “We’re going to see a strong up move early next year”
In the first collaboration between CNNMoney Switzerland and “Handelszeitung,” investor Ken Fisher sees positive returns for markets just after the new year.
Hannah Wise
Why the EU is granting Switzerland another six months on new treaty
The European Commission decided to offer Switzerland six more months to agree on a new treaty and grant stock market equivalence. According to Norman Villamin, CIO of UBP, this could be a promising sign for further negotiations.
Hannah Wise
Is there still hope for a year-end rally?
Volatility has been the name of the game this year. Lars Kalbreier, CIO at Vontobel Wealth Management, talks about the current market environment and the chances of a year-end rally.
Hannah Wise
December 11 Markets Summary: Spotlight on volatility and narrowing spreads
This Tuesday, global markets recovered on hopes of progress in U.S.-China trade relations. Meanwhile, the SMI finished up 1.92 percent to 8,715.08. Tonight’s Markets Summary looks at the latest volatility and a closing gap in treasury bonds.
Hannah Wise
Where is ABB heading?
The head of research at Vontobel Investment Banking, Panagiotis Spiliopoulos, discusses the future of ABB.
Hannah Wise
December 10 Markets Summary: Global markets continue to slump
It’s the start of a new week but world stocks didn’t turn a fresh page, with worries about Brexit and slowing economic growth still hanging in the air. Meanwhile, the SMI finished the day down 2.17 percent to 8,551.02.
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