Country Analysis Report: Switzerland, In-depth PESTLE Insights

Date: May 26, 2016
Pages: 86
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Report type: Strategic Report
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Country Analysis Report: 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.
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?
KEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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.
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
Efforts to move towards greater transparency and cooperation on international tax matters
Future risks
Environmental analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Political Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Pre-1945
1945–2016
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
1991–2015
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
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Disclaimer

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), 2015
Table 10: Patents granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office, 2009–14

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Map of Switzerland
Figure 2: Switzerland’s GDP performance, historical (2008–2015)
Figure 3: Switzerland productivity comparison, 2005-14
Figure 4: Real Credit growth, 2008-H1 2015
Figure 5: Trade openness, 2014
Figure 6: The banks’ assets in relation to GDP, December 2014
Figure 7: Performance of the UBS Swiss Real Estate Bubble Index
Figure 8: SNB’s balance sheet
Figure 9: Interest rates
Figure 10: Labor force participation rates by gender, 2013
Figure 11: Part-time work, 2013
Figure 12: Public expenditure on healthcare, 2013
Figure 13: Old-age dependency ratios
Figure 14: Poverty rate and income gap
Figure 15: Business enterprise expenditure on R&D, 2008 and 2012
Figure 16: Europe, number of firms active in nanotechnology, 2013
Figure 17: Nanotechnology R&D expenditures as a percentage of total business expenditures, 2013
Figure 18: Direct government funding of business R&D and tax incentives for R&D, 2013
Figure 19: Tax subsidy rates on R&D expenditures, 2015 (1-B index, by firm size and profit scenario)
Figure 20: Product Market Regulation, transport, 2013
Figure 21: Product Market Regulations, professional services, 2013
Figure 22: Switzerland – key political events timeline
Figure 23: Switzerland – key political figure
Figure 24: Swiss National Council composition by number of seats, 2015
Figure 25: Switzerland's historical GDP growth, 2005–15
Figure 26: GDP and growth rate in Switzerland, 2010–20f
Figure 27: GDP composition by sector, 2015
Figure 28: Agricultural output of Switzerland, 2011–16f
Figure 29: Industrial output of Switzerland, 2011–16f
Figure 30: Services output of Switzerland, 2011–16f
Figure 31: External trade of Switzerland, 2011–15
Figure 32: Consumer price index (CPI) and CPI-based inflation in Switzerland, 2010–20f
Figure 33: Unemployment rate in Switzerland, 2010–20f
Figure 34: Major religions of Switzerland (2013)
Figure 35: Expenditure on healthcare in Switzerland, 2007–13
Figure 36: Expenditure on Education in Switzerland, 2008–14
Figure 37: Internet users in Switzerland, 2010–14
Figure 38: Carbon dioxide emissions in Switzerland, 2006–13
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