Credit Suisse sees FY18 reported pre-tax income CHF3.2B-CHF3.4B
Sees FY18 APAC Markets net revenues approximately 8-10% lower than prior year. Return on tangible equity expected to be approximately 6%. Credit Suisse commented that "At our third quarter results on November 1, we said that despite continued geopolitical tensions surrounding global trade and the potential impact of central bank monetary policy changes, we believe the outlook for global economic growth over the long term remains positive, albeit at a lower level. We believe we are well positioned to continue to capitalize in the long term on the opportunities created by the growth in global wealth. Persistent challenging market conditions have not changed our positive long-term outlook; however we are mindful of the short term headwinds. Many of the actions that we have taken over the past three years - dealing with our legacy issues, lowering our break-even point, strengthening our capital position and significantly reducing our risk - were aimed at increasing our resilience in adverse conditions. Therefore, as we move into 2019, despite global geopolitical and macro-economic uncertainties, we believe we remain well positioned."