“Switzerland has become a target”
In an interview Ruedi Lustenberger, President of the National Council, talks about Switzerland’s economic state, 2014 as a pre-election year and the complex relationship that exists between the media and politics.
Rising prices in the residential segment
What does the local investment real estate market look like right now? And what is making Swiss real estate so attractive to investors from insurance companies and pension funds? Ulrich Prien answers these and other questions.
“Further consolidation is conceivable”
In an interview, Philipp Rickert talks about the big economic and regulatory issues facing private banks and which business model will be successful in the future.
Switzerland as an island of stability
Professor Sturm talks on one hand about Switzerland’s stable economy and on the other hand about the potential unknowns that could endanger our future economic growth.
The world seen from above
In an interview, Claude Nicollier reveals what it felt like to hold the Hubble telescope in his hands and what he thinks of the ever-increasing popularity of space tourism.
“The financing could become critical”
In an interview Hélène Béguin, Head of SMEs at KPMG in Western Switzerland, explains the greatest challenges facing small and medium-sized enterprises in her region and how Western Switzerland can remain attractive as a business center.
“Innovation is a key factor”
In a video interview, Reto Benz and Prof. Artur Baldauf explain the challenges currently being faced by Swiss SMEs as well as their prospects from both a practical and scientific perspective.
“Companies are under great pressure”
In an interview Peter Uebelhart talks about the latest developments in the Swiss tax system and explains some possible ways to keep the country attractive as a business center and place to work.
“Grocery stores will change dramatically”
Jürg Meisterhans talks in an interview about the results of the new study entitled ‘The Future of Shopping’ and explains the outlook for the food retailing industry in Switzerland.
"I look forward to the future"
In an interview, Nicola Spirig talks about how she felt after her photo finish in London, the challenge presented by triathlon sports and what her plans are for the future.
“Clues need to be followed up”
As Head of Forensic, Anne van Heerden is involved in investigations into cases of white-collar crime on a daily basis. In an interview, he talks about the most important results of the new study and possible preventive measures.
2013 will be an active M&A year
In an interview Patrik Kerler reflects on the highlights of the past M&A year and points out which sectors were most active.
In an interview, Matthias Altendorf talks about the importance of innovation and how new precision products can be created together with the courage to forge new paths.
The golden days are over
Wai Chiong Loke gives his views in an interview about trends and opportunities in the medtech industry and reveals the potential of the growth market that is China.
“With pride and strength”
In an interview Roger Neininger talks about the challenges he will be facing as new CEO of KPMG in Switzerland and what working for KPMG means to him.
“We must take a leading role”
In an interview, Nick Beglinger, President of swisscleantech, talks about the impact of the energy debate and explains what cleantech actually means.
Big goal: The A Final
In an interview André Vonarburg talks about preparations for the upcoming games in London and life after the Olympics.
Risk management at the top level of management
In an interview Christoph Flückiger, Chief Risk Officer Group Operations at Zurich Insurance Group, talks about the increasing connectedness between risk management and both operational management and the Board of Directors.
“Football will reign”
In an interview Peter Gilliéron, President of the Swiss Football Association, talks about the upcoming European football championship.
Hunger for data persists
In an interview, Hansueli Loosli, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Swisscom, talks about different stakeholders’ needs and how the telecom industry will continue to develop.
Everything for the star
Marcel Guerry, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Switzerland AG, explains how he perceives Mercedes personally and what he foresees for both the brand and the automotive industry.
Hospitals need a cultural change
Michael Herzog and André Zemp discuss the future business model for hospitals and how Switzerland’s hospital market will continue to develop.
How do companies invest in uncertain times?
In an interview, Roger Neininger and Prof. Peter Leibfried talk about the current uncertainties surrounding investment decisions and how the correct assessment of legal and fiscal certainty is taking on increasing importance.
Sustainable growth is key
In his interview, Michael J. Andrew, Chairman of KPMG International, talks about how the industrialized nations are handling the current economic crisis, the risk of inflation in growth markets and the increasing battle for resources.
Switzerland must remain independent
In his interview, the President of the National Council, Hansjörg Walter, describes the major regulatory and political hurdles facing Switzerland.
Industry must invest in innovations
Bryan DeBlanc, Sector Head Industrial Manufacturing, explains how industrial companies can cut costs and what measures will help to strengthen Switzerland as an industrial center.
Reducing costs to offset decreasing margins
Some of the problems facing Swiss companies are highly sector-specific. In his interview, Stefan Pfister describes the changes affecting individual sectors and what they need to do to remain competitive.
"Economic policy is becoming more unpredictable"
Michael Hermann, Head of the “Sotomo” center for social, political and geographical research at the University of Zurich explains the connections between the election results and future economic policy.
The future of Switzerland
KPMGnews talks to three people from three different generations and with different cultural backgrounds about how they envisage the future for Switzerland.
Boom in the consumer goods market
Stéphane Gard, Sector Head Consumer Goods & Retail, talks about the market power of the retail industry and the latest trends in the consumer goods sector
Building bridges between science and economy
Hans Hess, President of Swissmem, talks about the challenges as well as new opportunities in emerging markets, the availability of qualified staff and the ambivalent role of government.
"The greatest challenge was production"
The participants in this year’s Company Program, run by the non-profit organization Young Enterprise Switzerland, were young, clever and full of initiative. "RollingUp" was distinguished with the KPMG Team Award.
The future of the media: impact of Web 2.0
Patrik Müller, Editor-in-chief of “Der Sonntag” and initiator of the SwissMediaForum, talks about the greatest challenges faced by both the media and businesses when dealing with Web 2.0.
"No bubble, but a regional risk of overheating"
In an interview with KPMGnews, Maurice Pedergnana, Professor at the Institute for Financial Services Zug IFZ, talks about the current situation and potential consequences of low interest rates for banks.
Interview with Lord Brittan of Spennithorne
KPMGnews spoke with Lord Brittan of Spennithorne about the relationship between England and Switzerland, the turbulent European environment and the current challenges of the financial centers London and Zurich.
M&A as an opportunity
Philippe Gaydoul, Chairman of the Gaydoul Group, and Adriano Agosti, Chairman and CEO of GoldenPeaks Capital, talk about the opportunities, risks and prospects of the M&A market.
Structural reform of occupational pension provision
Kurt Gysin and Silvan Loser, both partners and pension-scheme experts at KPMG Switzerland, addressed in our discussion the delicate points arising out of the envisaged terms for the implementation of structural reform.
Jean-René Germanier and Switzerland
Jean-René Germanier, President of the National Council, talks about Switzerland’s relationship to the EU, the country’s image and political culture, its key tasks, the scope of influence of the President of the National Council