Following a run of resilient economic data, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke remains cautious about easing back too quickly on efforts to stimulate the economy, despite signs of improvement in the job and housing markets. What could trigger a policy change and when? Nannette Hechler-Fayd'herbe, Head of Global Financial Market Research at Credit Suisse, sheds light on the issue.
The e-commerce industry is a force that no investor can afford to ignore. Jason Goldberg, founder and Chief Executive Officer, Fab, shares his expert knowledge on the booming industry and explains why being in the business of creating "Wow" generates good financial returns.
Emerging markets are fast becoming a driver of global growth and are a force investors should not ignore. Sakthi Siva, Credit Suisse's head of Asia Pacific, and Global Emerging Markets Strategy explains why.
India's economic future continues to capture headlines. But the economy will recover and the growth rate should return to 7 or 8 percent, says Gurcharan Das, former Managing Director, Strategic Planning division at Procter & Gamble Worldwide. He adds that investors with a long-term focus should build exposure to the country.
Investors must focus on "objective-based" investing, rather than the headline of the day, says Laurence D. Fink, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock – the world's largest money manager. In this interview, he identifies the megatrends investors should take note of, and why the trends of ageing and longevity could create a global crisis if not addressed now.
China's leadership transition is complete. Just how will this impact the country's economic fortunes? Markus Rodlauer, China Mission Chief and Deputy Director, Asia Pacific Department at the International Monetary Fund, discusses the new leadership's commitment to economic policy changes.
Chinese leaders have put the New Urbanization Initiative as a key growth driver for the next decade. Tom Miller, author of 'China's Urban Billion: The Story Behind the Biggest Migration in Human History', discusses the move from the 'urbanization of land' to the 'urbanization of people'.
Mounting geopolitical issues in the Asia Pacific region are a constant backdrop to investing in the region. Zhang Weiwei, Professor of International Relations at Fudan University, explains the strategic and political importance of the South China Sea.
As tensions in North Korea escalate and the Eurozone battles with new and ongoing troubles, the uptrend in equities remains intact. Anja Hochberg, Head of Investment Strategy at Credit Suisse, discusses the current search for yield.
The Indonesian economy has enjoyed 9 consecutive quarters of GDP growth in excess of 6 percent. Muhamad Chatib Basri, Chairman of the Investment Coordinating Board, Republic of Indonesia, discusses Indonesia's success story.
Creating the Eurozone was the right thing to do, says Jean-Claude Trichet, former President of the European Central Bank. In this interview, he explains why, but adds that governance must be dramatically improved.
Many first world banks are locked into effectively zero interest rates. How long will this last? And what challenges does it pose to the business models of finance companies? Credit Suisse's Chief Economist, Dr. Neal Soss, addresses these questions.
Guy Kawasaki, Founding Partner of Garage Technology Ventures, Co-Founder of Alltop.com, Author, and Former Chief Evangelist at Apple, discusses the power of enchantment and how to influence people’s hearts, minds, and actions.
As the US begins to show signs of recovery, Glenn Hubbard, former Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, outlines the nation's growth prospects and how spending cuts will impact businesses, jobs and the people of America.
The once-in-a-decade China leadership transition is over. Jiantao Ren, Professor of Politics at Renmin University of China, explains the economic, demographic, social and foreign policy reforms the fresh cabinet now needs to focus on.
Su-Mei Thompson, CEO of The Women's Foundation, speaks about the benefits of gender diversity. She notes that women need to aggressively peruse opportunities, ensure their voice is being heard and practice gender equality at home.
Recent data from the US department of energy shows that US oil imports have declined. This is a result of a combination of increased supply and weakening demand, says Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki, Chairman, FGE – FACTS Global Energy. He says it is likely that the US will become energy self-sufficient and explains what that means for global oil and gas prices in the short and long-term.
Europe seems to have made progress over the past six months, but the bailout in Cyprus and Italy's political deadlock have reawakened fears about the health of the Eurozone. Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, former Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank and visiting Scholar, Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and at the Istituto Affari Internazionali, discusses the situation.
Italy has voted. The elections resulted in a hung parliament and markets are concerned that a stable government cannot be formed. In this video interview, Credit Suisse’s Chief Investment Officer, Stefan Keitel, sheds light on this “negative surprise” for investors.