Accenture Switzerland measures the pulse of Switzerland’s top firms
Accenture Switzerland’s new managing director Marco Huwiler discusses his transition into the role and the investment appetite of the country’s leading companies in its latest Top 500 report.
Nestlé is “playing to win” the sustainability game
Swiss food giant Nestlé announced today that it is investing CHF 2 billion to reduce its use of virgin plastics by one-third in the next five years. Ana Maria Montero was on hand to find out more.
Worldwebforum CEO: Strong leadership needed in age of technology
Europe is lagging behind the U.S. and China in creating major global technology-driven companies, says Fabian Hediger, co-founder and CEO of Worldwebforum, taking place this week and at which CNNMoney Switzerland is a media partner. He argues that the right leadership, one of the key themes of the forum, is key in helping companies harness the technological changes in their industry.
SNB has less room to maneuver as U.S. steps up scrutiny
The U.S. this week put Switzerland back on its watch list of currency manipulators less than a year after removing it. The move will make it harder for the SNB to intervene in markets to keep the franc in check, says Samy Chaar, chief economist at Lombard Odier. “That obviously creates more pressure for the Swiss National Bank in an environment where they already have pressure.”
Switzerland keeps its own time in following EU rules, says PwC Legal head
New EU rules around sustainability, fintech, and data protection are throwing up fresh regulatory challenges for Switzerland as it looks to align itself with standards set by its biggest trading partner. Guenther Dobrauz, partner and leader of PwC Legal Switzerland, says the country will continue to do things its own way and in its own time.
Frankenshock: five years and counting
Five years ago, the Swiss National Bank stunned markets when it abruptly abandoned its cap on the franc. Peter Romanzina, head of brokerage at Vontobel Investment Banking, discusses how Swiss exporters have coped with a stronger currency since that tumultuous event.