The key innovation trends of 2024
What innovations will shape the year 2024? What changes and advancements are occurring in commerce and in our dietary habits? Where is artificial intelligence being applied? The Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute has compiled an overview of the most significant trends and shows their current status.
5 January, 2024 by
GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
How Christmas gifts destroy value
Were you satisfied with your Christmas presents, or have you perhaps already exchanged some of them? Private consumer spending is at its peak in December, mainly due to Christmas gifts. According to GDI calculations, more than CHF 2 billion were spent on them in 2023. While this additional consumption injects money into the Swiss economy, some economists argue that significant value is destroyed through gift-giving.