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Global Wealth Report: No Global Increase in Wealth for the First Time
How has global wealth developed? One thing is clear: The Swiss are eleven times wealthier than the average world citizen.show more / less of expandable content
In its Global Wealth Report, the Credit Suisse Research Institute regularly publishes the results of a worldwide study of wealth development in over 200 countries.
After years in which it has risen, global wealth is now stagnating for the first time since 2008 compared to the value of the previous year. The Swiss are eleven times wealthier than the average world citizen. Globally, the wealthiest ten percent own 89 percent of all assets.
These and many other interesting facts can be found in the new Global Wealth Report by the Credit Suisse Research Institute.Society
Worry Barometer: Optimism Growing, Top Worries Remain the Same
The 2016 Worry Barometer shows that optimism is growing in Switzerland. Trust in politics and public authorities is on the rise. Although the main worries such as unemployment, foreigners, and retirement provision still preoccupy people, the importance of these concerns has declined.show more / less of expandable content
What are the major concerns of people in Switzerland? How much confidence do they have in decision-makers in the fields of politics, business, and society? Credit Suisse conducts an annual Worry and Identity Barometer survey to examine these issues.
The current results of the study show that the trend has changed and the mood is becoming more optimistic. Although the top worries that Swiss people have are still the same as in previous years, the threat perceived in relation to them has receded. For example, only 45 percent of those surveyed named unemployment as their main worry. That figure was 56 percent and 63 percent respectively in the previous years.
In addition, trust in institutions is high. 60 percent of the Swiss have confidence in the decision-makers in the political and business worlds.Technology
Electric Car Boom: Rising Demand for Natural Resources
Battery-operated vehicles are the latest trend. This means increased demand for natural resources such as lithium, cobalt, and graphite.show more / less of expandable content
In the next five years, demand for electric vehicles and electric storage systems is expected to grow by an annual average of 10 to 20%. Falling battery costs, stricter emission values, and regulatory incentives are supporting this trend.
New battery technologies mean growing demand for natural resources. In particular, lithium, cobalt, graphite, nickel, aluminum, and copper are increasingly needed.