Switzerland Country Risk Report - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports

Switzerland Country Risk Report

Switzerland Country Risk Report - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports
Switzerland Country Risk Report
Published May 26, 2015
49 pages — Published May 26, 2015
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The loss of external competitiveness associated with franc ap- preciation has weighed further on the attractiveness of the Swiss business environment to foreign firms, which has already been clouded by the high level of uncertainty over potential curbs on EU immigration and a loss of access to the customs union. Indeed, the number of foreign firms locating in Switzerland dropped - in ---- according to a report cited by Bloomb- erg. ...Meanwhile, negative deposit rates and govern- ment bond yields have imperilled the country s pension system, raising questions over the sustainability of public finances. long-term outlook Secure Although the People s Party is likely to do well in general elec- tions in the face of such economic uncertainty, which will bolster their populist message, survey data indicates that the majority of Swiss citizens would prefer not to press ahead with immigration curbs if it meant breaking bilateral accords with the EU. Overall, we maintain a sanguine view towards Switzerland s long-term economic and political trajectory despite significant short-term uncertainties. Our core scenario is that the government will make the necessary adjustments to avoid a rupture with the EU, safeguard its pension system and maintain a robust fiscal profile. ...Meanwhile, a short-term slowdown in economic growth following the Swiss National Bank s deci- sion to abandon the Swiss franc s cap against euro has coincided with a downturn in consumer confidence, which makes it likely that populist political and economic messages will continue to resonate ahead of October s general election.

...October general elections in Switzerland will result in another plural- ity for the Swiss People s Party, whose populist message continues to resonate amidst heightened economic uncertainty. However, more important than the result is Switzerland s relations with the EU and ac- cess to its customs union, both of which are in doubt following a ---- referendum capping immigration. ...However, more important than the result is Switzerland s relations with the EU and ac- cess to its customs union, both of which are in doubt following a ---- referendum capping immigration. October general elections in Switzerland are unlikely to produce any major shake-up of the status quo, with popular support for major political parties largely unchanged since ---- and the right wing Swiss People s Party remaining the party with the largest support base, according to recent polling data. We do not expect any significant alteration in the composition of the seven-member executive Federal Council. ...Presidency rotated among Federal Coun- cil members for one-year terms.

...Small, services-based economy with one of the world s highest living standards. Highly developed and internationalised financial services sector, as well as manufacturing expertise in chemicals, pharmaceuticals, machinery, watches and precision instruments. ...threats The ongoing need for fiscal austerity in the surrounding eurozone, and the related strength of the Swiss franc, looks set to limit export growth into the medium-term. BMi economic risk index Switzerland will remain a major exporter of goods and services, although economic growth will become increasingly driven by domestic demand in light of consistent private consumption growth and gross fixed capital formation. Chapter -: economic outlook S-t economic trend regional rank Global rank ...

  
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