Five cantons are driving the Swiss economy, with their capital cities contributing significantly to the country’s GDP. Investors at present prefer other emerging cities in Switzerland, marking a shift from the Zurich dominated economy. Technology-focused startups in pharmaceuticals and communication sectors have been the preferred choice for investors in 2016.
Macroeconomic Outlook Report of Switzerland identifies the potentials of Switzerland as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure
- Economic activity already started rebounding backed by domestic demand and growth in investments. Switzerland’s economy grew by 1.0% in 2016 up from 0.8% in 2015
- Strong performance in the MarketLine Country Risk Index (MLCRI) 2017, exhibits its potential as a key investment destination for new business as well as expansion of existing business. The country is the second safest nation out of 126 countries evaluated in the Country Risk Index.
- Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.
- PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations
- Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.
- This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.
Country’s Position in MLCRI (MarketLine Country Risk Index)
List of Figures
Exhibit 1: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy
Exhibit 2: Capital Invested by Sector (CHF m, 2016
Exhibit 3: Financing Rounds By Sector, 2016
Exhibit 4: Capital Invested By Canton (CHF m), 2016
Exhibit 5: Financing Rounds By Canton, 2016
Exhibit 6: Switzerland’s Performance in Global Risk Analysis In Comparison To Europe and World
Exhibit 7: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)
Exhibit 8: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate
Exhibit 9: Exports, Imports and Trade Balance
Exhibit 10: Interest Rates
Exhibit 11: Exchange Rate
Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance
Exhibit 13: Public Finances
Exhibit 14: Labour Market Indicator, 2012-19f
Exhibit 15: Age-Group Wise Share in Total Population
Exhibit 16: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population
Exhibit 17: Gender-Wise Share in Total Population
Exhibit 18: Number of Patents Granted per mn Inhabitants, 2015
Exhibit 19: Business R&D Expenditure, 2015