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Batteries powering the world
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An essential link in the energy transition, the battery industry is booming. The sector is expected to generate more than $300 billion a year by 2030, three times more than today.


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The race to build gigafactories has begun
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Over the long term, small caps perform better than large firms on the stock market. We take a closer look...




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Today’ companies powered by batteries
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The global battery business is dominated by Asian firms. But a handful of US and European companies are trying to carve out a spot for themselves by putting innovation first. Here is an overview...


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Small in size but not in strength
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The battery market is dominated by Asia, which accounts for more than 85% of global production, but Europe is hustling to make up for lost time.


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Big profits from small companies
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Small cap companies have their own unique characteristics. Here are seven tips for profitable investments.


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“Being listed is a sign of a serious player”
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French small cap genOway’s market performance has been turbulent since its IPO. Its CEO and founder Alexandre Fraichard explains.


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A brutal come-down expected for Europe
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The war in Ukraine will have lasting effects on the global economy – how extensive those effects will be is currently unknown. While markets have returned to their pre-crisis levels, the shadow of stagflation weighs heavily on Europe.

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The energy transition accelerates
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The supply of raw materials in Europe is going to radically change. Explanations from Clive Burstow, a mining industry specialist at Barings

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Vetropack, a factory under siege
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The Ukrainian site of the Swiss glass packaging manufacturer has been heavily damaged in the war. Johann Reiter, CEO of the group, granted us an interview.

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Swiss companies facing the war
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The economic consequences of the conflict in Ukraine vary for Swiss companies. Here is an overview...


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Investing in Femtech
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While still considered a niche market for most investors, technologies associated with women’s health affect half the global population... A good reason to invest.

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The weight of taboos
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The subjects covered by femtechs are subject to censure from web giants, which are particularly puritanical when it comes to women's health.


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Innovation to the rescue
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For More and more women’s health tech companies are traded on the stock market. Here is our selection.
 


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"Switzerland can become a leader in femtech"
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Tech4Eva, a startup accelerator programme focused on women’s health, has supported 30 companies in raising 60 million Swiss francs. Interview with its director Lan Zuo Gillet.


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A data-driven market

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Femtechs use the data they collect to develop ever more innovative services for women. But the buying and selling of such private information for commercial value is cause for concern.


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Excitement is building

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Financial markets have been hitting one record after another over the past few months. Will the stock market marathon continue in 2022? Analysts are more divided than ever. We take a closer look.


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"The virus has accelerated current trends"
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Aswath Damodaran, professor of finance at New York University Stern School of Business, breaks down the major trends that will affect markets in 2022 and investment opportunities. Find out more in this interview.


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Top 25 firms to watch
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For Swissquote Magazine, several analysts agreed to reveal their favourite stocks for 2022. The selection is obviously subjective, but investors should watch closely all the same.
 


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Music, a beaming industry
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Now that concerts are back on and streaming continues to attract more users, 2022 is shaping up to be a record year for the music industry. That’s a tremendous turnaround for a sector that was languishing just 10 years ago.


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The companies setting the tempo

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After years of sluggishness, the music industry has returned to growth. A turnaround that benefits many companies. Our selection.


 


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"It’s important to talk about money"
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With an international career spanning 40 years, the Swiss singer has experienced the music industry revolution from the inside. He therefore understands all its inner workings. In this interview, he speaks openly and honestly with Swissquote Magazine.
 


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"Technology is essential for managing artists"
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The music industry insurgent Believe wants to wield its expertise in algorithms to compete against record company majors. We interviewed the young label’s CEO, Denis Ladegaillerie.
 


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The $500 billion business of sleep

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Sleep is becoming a major concern as our society grows ever more tired. Now a myriad of tech companies are launching apps and connected objects that promise to bring us more restful nights.



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Companies that want to put us to sleep
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A plethora of companies share the lucrative sleep market and interest in the sector is growing from a number of tech firms. Here is our selection.
 


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"We want to become a world leader"
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Specialising in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea, the Belgian medtech startup Nyxoah made a stunning entry on the Nasdaq in July of this year. We interview its CEO, Olivier Taelman.


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Digital Awakening in the Old Continent
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Lagging behind in digital technology, Europe became fully aware of its dependence on US and Asian digital tech firms during the pandemic. It’s time for revolt.
 


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25 high-potential European startups
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In these days when digital technology is taking over the world, Europe can no longer depend on turnkey services provided by the United States. And its companies are ready to step up to the challenge. Here is our selection.


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Can deep tech companies rescue europe?
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Europe is in a strong position to develop the digital technologies of the future. But it will have to protect the startups that create them.
 


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"Europe can catch up"

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Alexandre Pauchard, the new CEO of CSEM (Swiss Centre for Electronics and Microengineering), shares his perspective on the Old Continent’s weaknesses in digital technology, while being optimistic about the future.


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Blue gold, the new el dorado

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Due to a strong increase in global demand combined with limited resources, the water market has a bright future ahead of it. Currently worth more than $800 billion, the sector is expected to grow by at least 6% per year.


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Intriguing companies in the water industry
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The water market is in the hands of various companies active in very different industries, including building infrastructure, micro-pollutant detection and wastewater treatment. We take a closer look at them.


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«By putting a price on water, we give it value»
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Is betting on the value of water on the stock market ethical and wise? Mike Young, the man behind the concept, explains.



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Desalination: drinking seawater

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Removing salt from seawater to combat water scarcity is one solution that is gaining traction. But the technologies involved have serious environmental consequences.



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«Colossal investments are planned in the United States»
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Boasting longstanding expertise in the water market, Dieter Küffer, senior portfolio manager at Robeco, describes the latest trends in the sector.



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The genetics business is booming

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The cost to analyse the human genome has plummeted, opening the door to many medical and also
recreational applications. We examine a phenomenon combining science, business and ethics...


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Winners of the genome revolution

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Offering direct-to-consumer genetic testing, gene therapies, and even incredible IT storage solutions, the DNA business continues to grow. A myriad of companies are taking advantage of it. Here’s an overview.


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"Messenger RNA could be used to treat any illness"
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As Switzerland approves two COVID‑19 vaccines that use messenger RNA, Steve Pascolo – a researcher at University Hospital Zurich, an industry pioneer and a busy entrepreneur – explains the potential for these new types of therapeutic solutions. Find out more in this interview.

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Dividends: time for recovery

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After a disappointing year, dividend pay-outs to shareholders are expected to increase in 2021. But the banking industry remains beholden to government decisions.


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The five commandments of a good dividend strategy
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Over the last 10 years or so, the shares of companies offering high dividend yields have underperformed the market. But by building a selective value portfolio, investors can still come out ahead. We take a closer look.


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The Swiss exception
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Swiss companies differed from their European neighbours in 2020 with their generous dividends.

 

 


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Green Hydrogen: The Fuel of the Future
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With the technology on its way to becoming mature, clean hydrogen investment projects are booming.
And share prices of companies active in this industry are skyrocketing.


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“2020 is a Turning Point for Hydrogen”
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Oil and gas giants are now investing in the growing hydrogen market. We interview Oliver Bishop, general manager of Shell Hydrogen, a subsidiary of the Anglo-Dutch group.


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These companies are gassed up and ready to go
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Hydrogen producers, electrolyser and fuel-cell manufacturers, energy utilities, automotive and rail manufacturers... The hydrogen market is attracting quite a range of companies. Overview.


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