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Economic Update edition 1/2018

Improved economic prospects and persistently low interest rates were mentioned by many analysts as reasons for the rally on the stock markets. While the economic forecasts remain to be positive in the short term, rising interest rates and higher inflation expectations are creating uncertainty on the financial markets. The Swiss export industry benefits from the appreciation of the Euro against the Swiss franc.

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Economic Update edition 2/2017

Uncertainties, originally connected to the recent government change in the US and Brexit negotiations, have decreased during the first half-year 2017. A prevailing optimism of market participants lead to improved economic forecasts. The Swiss Economy benefits from the positive development in the Euro zone and from a lower valuation of the Swiss franc compared to the Euro.

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IFBC Dialog – Finance Edition, June 2017

Our yearly publication „IFBC Dialog“ contains articles on topics about performance, value creation, valuation and dividend policy of Swiss non-financial corporations. Additionally, in this year’s issue a special focus lies on FX-management, IFRS, the redesign of planning and budgeting processes as well as selected M&A topics. Finally, we present an overview of 2017 outlook from analysts and companies.

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Best practice study on performance management (May 2017)

Based on workshops with several companies, IFBC conducted a best practice study on performance management. In summary, the study has shown that the largest improvement potential lies in the fields of planning, budgeting and forecasting as well as generally in the definition of processes and the system landscape.
 
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