Special topics of Credit Suisse
Special topics of Credit Suisse
The special topics dossier of Credit Suisse contains interesting articles on financing matters in international business.

Monitor Switzerland: On the way to a new normal?

Monitor Switzerland: On the way to a new normal?
One of the most conspicuous forecasting errors committed by economists in recent years is the systematic overestimation of the global growth trend. More…

Tremendous Consumer Potential for Swiss Exporters

Tremendous Consumer Potential for Swiss Exporters
Emerging countries such as Brazil, Indonesia, India, and China are driving growth for global consumption. Two-thirds of the world's economic growth will originate from such countries in 2030. More…

Factoring as an Innovative Way to Finance SMEs: Get Cash Now and Avoid Defaults

Factoring as an Innovative Way to Finance SMEs: Get Cash Now and Avoid Defaults
In international transactions, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) run the risk of customers paying their bills either too late or not at all. Businesses that transfer their accounts receivable to a factoring company immediately receive liquid funds while avoiding defaults. Credit Suisse is now launching a solution, called Business Easy Factoring, that addresses the specific needs of small and medium-sized exporters. More…

How Swiss SMEs Profit from Free Trade Agreement with China

How Swiss SMEs Profit from Free Trade Agreement with China
On July 1, Switzerland signed a free trade agreement with China. Following Iceland, Switzerland is the second country in Europe that has the benefit of such an agreement. This gives Swiss SMEs a major advantage over their competitors in the EU. According to estimates, this will mean savings in duties totaling CHF 5.8 billion by the year 2028. In a video interview, Alberto Silini, Head of Consulting for Switzerland Global Enterprise and Bettina Rutschi, Senior Economist for Credit Suisse, talked about the key results of the SME export indicator for the third quarter of 2014. More…

SME Export Study: China and the Emerging Markets Provide Opportunities

SME Export Study: China and the Emerging Markets Provide Opportunities
Credit Suisse has conducted its third study on the success factors for Switzerland's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It shows that one-quarter of all SMEs are active in exports. The mechanical engineering, electrical, and metals industry (MEM) and the watch industry account for two-thirds of the SME exports. While Germany has been the largest export customer for Swiss SMEs, China looks set to gain a lot of ground in the future. Moreover, the cultivation of emerging markets in particular can offer new opportunities for SMEs, explained Nicole Brändle Schlegel, Head of Swiss Industry Research at Credit Suisse. More…

China Offers Opportunities Despite Slowing Growth

China Offers Opportunities Despite Slowing Growth
Slowing economic momentum and concerns over increased default risks in China have rattled investor confidence. But don’t give up on Asia’s largest economy. Michael Strobaek, Global Chief Investment Officer for Credit Suisse’s Private Banking & Wealth Management division, discusses the outlook and the sectors investors should pay attention to as structural reforms are put in place. More…

International Commercial Transactions – Done Securely

International Commercial Transactions – Done Securely
Anyone who does business with international clients needs to consider certain risks, particularly those concerning non-performance or non-payment. More…

Opportunities from Derivative Hedging Instruments in Volatile Foreign Exchange Markets

Opportunities from Derivative Hedging Instruments in Volatile Foreign Exchange Markets
For some time now, the headlines of national and international newspapers have been filled with news of major fluctuations in the foreign exchange (FOREX) markets. The continued weakness of the Japanese yen and the rapid depreciation of the British pound have led some market participants to believe we are on the verge of a currency war. More…

Opportunities Surrounding the Chinese Renminbi (RMB)

Opportunities Surrounding the Chinese Renminbi (RMB)
China's economy is the second largest in the world and has become a key driver of global growth. Although the Chinese government is not yet prepared to open its economy to the free movement of capital and allow full convertibility of its currency, it has managed to push international use of the renminbi (yuan) to over 10 percent of China's foreign trade volume within a span of four years. More…

Does China's Slowdown Really Matter?

Does China's Slowdown Really Matter?
China's economy in 2013 has been doing something it hasn't done for years: cooling off. Following a breakneck expansion over the past decade, is its more leisurely rate of economic growth really so dangerous for the rest of the world? More…

Factoring: Receivables Protection and More!

Factoring: Receivables Protection and More!
Swiss businesses are continuing to sharpen their focus on exports. Against the backdrop of a simultaneous worsening of the economic climate, adequate protection against debtor default risks is a subject of great importance. Factoring is a particularly suitable solution for protecting against such debtor default risks, and at the same time generating immediate liquidity from customer invoices. More…

Factoring – Self-Financing International Growth

Factoring – Self-Financing International Growth
Many exporting SMEs find themselves confronted by longer and longer payment terms or – in a worst case scenario – by a client defaulting. What's more, payment periods differ widely, depending on the sector and exporting country. If, in addition, a major debtor defaults, this could result in a liquidity squeeze that threatens the company's entire existence. More…

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