Employment barometer in the 4th quarter 2017 – Number of jobs rise for the first time in three years, including in the industrial sector

In the 4th quarter 2017, total employment (number of jobs) rose by 0.8% in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier (+0.4% with previous quarter). In full-time equivalents, employment in the same period rose by 0.6%. The Swiss economy counted 9000 more vacancies than …

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Schengen/Dublin: economically and financially positive for Switzerland

At its meeting on 21 February 2018, the Federal Council adopted a report on the economic and financial consequences of Schengen/Dublin. The report concludes that Switzerland’s participation in Schengen/Dublin is positive both from an economic and a financial perspective: the Schengen visa system and the …

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Tourist accommodation 2017 – The Swiss hotel sector grew closer to its record years in 2017

In 2017, the Swiss hotel industry recorded 37.4 million overnight stays, a level close to that of the record years of 1990 and 2008. Compared with 2016, this represents growth of 5.2% (+1.9 million). Foreign visitors registered 20.5 million overnight stays, a 6.1% increase (+1.2 …

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PostAuto Schweiz AG: No jurisdiction of the OAG and the Chief Public Prosecutor of the Canton of Bern

The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) and the Office of the Chief Public Prosecutor of the Canton of Bern have no jurisdiction to investigate the allega-tions that PostAuto Schweiz AG received excessive subsidies. On 14 February 2018, the Federal Office of Transport …

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Double-tax agreement between Switzerland and Saudi Arabia signed

From 17 to 20 February 2018, Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer together with the Swiss financial sector is paying a working visit to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Mr Maurer is accompanied by the State Secretary for International Financial Matters Jörg Gasser. This second …

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New S-FinaCons group on Facebook

Please feel free to visit the new S-FinaCons group on Facebook and become a member. We are happy to welcome you!

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21. December 2017

Foreign multinationals in Switzerland employ around one in ten

In 2015, some 11,524 affiliates of foreign multinationals were established in Switzerland. They employed almost 470,000 persons, accounting for some 10% of total employment. These enterprises were mainly present in the major region of Zurich and in the Lake Geneva region. They were mainly active …

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Expatriates II
20. December 2017

Federal Council adopts measures to tackle high prices in Switzerland

On 20 December the Federal Council decided to unilaterally remove tariffs on imported industrial goods. Tariffs will also be reduced on selected agricultural goods not produced in Switzerland. Furthermore, the government wants to apply the Cassis de Dijon principle more widely by reducing the number …

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30. November 2017

New team member

We welcome K Nadeesha Madhushani Karunathilaka as Responsible Public Relations & Communication. K Nadeesha Madhushani Karunathilaka studied Commerce, including Business studies, Accounting and Economics. She holds a National Diploma in teaching English.

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21. March 2016

Police crime statistics 2015 – Burglaries drop a record 19%

In 2015, the number of burglaries fell drastically by 9922 offences to 42,416 reported offences. This was a record decline of 19% according to the Federal Statistical Office’s police crime statistics (SPC). Compared with 2014, a decline of -7.3% was observed in offences under the …

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