Switzerland: In-depth PESTLE insights

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  • Country Profile
  • Region: Switzerland
  • 80 pages
  • MarketLine
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Switzerland: In-depth PESTLE insights

Summary

This PESTLE country analysis report on Switzerland provides a holistic view of the country, with insightful analysis of current and future issues, supplemented with relevant quantitative data to support trend analysis.

Synopsis
  • Understand the political system in Switzerland through analysis of key figures in the country and governance indicators.
  • Understand the economic situation in Switzerland through a balanced assessment of core macroeconomic issues.
  • Understand customer demographics in Switzerland through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.
  • Understand the technological landscape in Switzerland through analysis of relevant laws and policies, as well as patents data.
Scope
  • The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Switzerland, as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. The section also discusses the country's performance according to World Bank Governance Indicators.
  • The economic landscape section outlines the evolution of Switzerland's economy, as well as the country's performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry, and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector, and employment."
  • The social landscape section analyzes the government's social welfare policies, as well as the country's performance in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education.
Reasons to Buy
  • What is the outlook in Switzerland in terms of political stability, policies towards business, and the popularity of the government?
  • How does Switzerland perform in terms of GDP growth, its fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, and employment?
  • How does Switzerland perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?
  • How does Switzerland perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like IT, life sciences, and R&D expenditure trends?
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  • Overview
  • Catalyst
  • Summary
  • Key findings
  • PESTLE highlights
  • Political landscape
  • Economic landscape
  • Social landscape
  • Technological landscape
  • Legal landscape
  • Environment landscape
  • Key fundamentals
  • Key Facts and Geographic Location
  • Key facts
  • Geographic location
  • PESTLE Analysis
  • Summary
  • Political analysis
  • Overview
  • Current strengths
  • Current challenges
  • Future prospects
  • Future risks
  • Economic analysis
  • Overview
  • Current strengths
  • Current challenges
  • Future prospects
  • Future risks
  • Social analysis
  • Overview
  • Current strengths
  • Current challenges
  • Future prospects
  • Future risks
  • Technological analysis
  • Overview
  • Current strengths
  • Current challenges
  • Future prospects
  • Future risks
  • Legal analysis
  • Overview
  • Current strengths
  • Current challenges
  • Future prospects
  • Future risks
  • Environmental analysis
  • Overview
  • Current strengths
  • Current challenges
  • Future prospects
  • Future risks
  • Political Landscape
  • Summary
  • Evolution
  • Pre-1945
  • 1945-2017
  • Structure and policies
  • Key political figures
  • Structure of government
  • Federal government
  • Key political parties
  • Swiss People's Party (Schweizerische Volkspartei [SVP])
  • Social Democratic Party (Sozialdemokratische Partei der Schweiz [SPS])
  • FDP - The Liberals (FDP.Die Liberalen)
  • Composition of government:
  • Key policies
  • Economic policies
  • Social policies
  • Performance
  • Governance indicators
  • Outlook
  • Economic Landscape
  • Summary
  • Evolution
  • Pre-1945
  • 1945-90
  • 1991-2016
  • Structure and policies
  • Financial authorities and regulators
  • SIX Swiss Exchange
  • Performance
  • GDP and growth rate
  • GDP composition by sector
  • Fiscal situation
  • International investment position
  • Monetary situation: key monetary indicators
  • Outlook
  • Social Landscape
  • Summary
  • Evolution
  • Structure and policies
  • Demographic composition
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Social welfare
  • Performance
  • Healthcare
  • Income distribution
  • Education
  • Outlook
  • Technological Landscape
  • Summary
  • Evolution
  • Structure and policies
  • Intellectual property
  • Research and development
  • Performance
  • Telecommunications and internet
  • Outlook
  • Legal Landscape
  • Summary
  • Evolution
  • Structure and policies
  • Judicial system
  • Taxation
  • Labor laws
  • Performance
  • Effectiveness of the legal system
  • Outlook
  • Environmental Landscape
  • Summary
  • Evolution
  • Structure and policies
  • Environmental regulations
  • Participation in global efforts, agreements and pacts
  • Performance
  • Environmental impact
  • Outlook
  • Appendix
  • ISO codes of selected countries
List of Tables

Table 1: Switzerland - key fundamentals
Table 2: Switzerland - key facts
Table 3: Analysis of Switzerland’s political landscape
Table 4: Analysis of the Swiss economy
Table 5: Analysis of the Swiss social system
Table 6: Analysis of Switzerland’s technology landscape
Table 7: Analysis of Switzerland’s legal landscape
Table 8: Analysis of Switzerland’s environmental landscape
Table 9: Mid-year population by age (as a percentage of total population, by gender), 2016
Table 10: Patents granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office, 2010-15

List of Figures

Figure 1: Map of Switzerland
Figure 2: Switzerland’s GDP performance, historical (2009-2016)
Figure 3: Switzerland productivity comparison, GDP per hour worked 2015
Figure 4: Trade openness, 2015
Figure 5: The banks’ assets in relation to GDP, December 2015
Figure 6: Performance of the UBS Swiss Real Estate Bubble Index
Figure 7: Labor force participation rates by gender, 2015
Figure 8: Part-time employment rate, 2015
Figure 9: Public expenditure on healthcare
Figure 10: Old-age dependency ratios
Figure 11: Income inequality, 2013
Figure 12: Business enterprise expenditure on R&D, 2008 and 2012
Figure 13: Number of firms active in nanotechnology, 2014 or latest available year
Figure 14: Nanotechnology R&D expenditures as a percentage of total business expenditures, 2014 or latest available year
Figure 15: Direct government funding of business R&D and tax incentives for R&D, 2013
Figure 16: Tax subsidy rates on R&D expenditures, 2015 (1-B index, by firm size and profit scenario)
Figure 17: Product Market Regulation, transport, 2013
Figure 18: Product Market Regulation, professional services, 2013
Figure 19: Switzerland - key political events timeline
Figure 20: Switzerland - key political figure
Figure 21: Swiss National Council composition by number of seats, 2015
Figure 22: Switzerland's historical GDP growth, 2005-16
Figure 23: GDP and growth rate in Switzerland, 2010-20f
Figure 24: GDP composition by sector, 2016
Figure 25: Agricultural output of Switzerland, 2010-16f
Figure 26: Industrial output of Switzerland, 2010-16f
Figure 27: Services output of Switzerland, 2010-16f
Figure 28: External trade of Switzerland, 2011-16
Figure 29: Consumer price index (CPI) and CPI-based inflation in Switzerland, 2010-20f
Figure 30: Unemployment rate in Switzerland, 2010-20f
Figure 31: Major religions of Switzerland (2015)
Figure 32: Expenditure on healthcare in Switzerland, 2008-15
Figure 33: Expenditure on Education in Switzerland, 2010-15
Figure 34: Internet users in Switzerland, 2010-15
Figure 35: Carbon dioxide emissions in Switzerland, 2008-15
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