Fighting fit? Germany and Switzerland, a tale of two exporters

Germany, Switzerland, two export-dependent economies with varying fortunes. While Germany’s economy has come close to recession, despite a weak euro and needs concerted investment in the country’s infrastructure, Switzerland’s exporters have proven resilient and adapted to a strong franc.

At the Venice Biennale 2019, sustainability plays an important role as many artists took to their craft to comment on the state of the world. The Nordic pavilion depicts human negligence towards other species, Anthony Hernandez points out the obsessive over-consumption that is plaguing our society and Jimmy Durham displays the drastic near extinction of our ecosystem. It's time for a change. More here.

Global trade disruption, escalating as the US applies more tariffs, remains the single greatest threat to the world economy. It increasingly looks like the wrong weapon and the wrong target.

The ECB’s path forward: struggling to change the game

The European Central Bank has started to acknowledge the adverse impact of negative interest rates on banks. Can the eurozone’s monetary authority implement more easing policies at this stage? In our view, the ECB will most likely focus on TLTROs and a tiered reserve system.

Lombard Odier unveils new support for UK life sciences

On World Environment Day, our Head of Corporate Sustainability Bertrand Gacon, discusses how we should rethink our consumption and production models. From eliminating waste to eco-design, he explains how consumers and businesses can stand to benefit and help protect our planet for the future. Read his thought leadership piece here.

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