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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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Einbruch
26. January 2016

2015 exports: decline at a high level

After several years of moderate growth, exports (-2.6%) and imports (-6.9%) fell in nominal terms in 2015. Nevertheless, exports were at their third-highest level ever at CHF 202.9 billion. Prices clearly declined, particularly for imports, against the backdrop of the strong Swiss franc. Consequently, there …

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Export
13. January 2016

Swiss Foreign Economic Policy: Assessment by the Federal Council

On 13 January 2015 the Federal Council released the 2015 Foreign Economic Policy Report. In the feature topic of the report, the Federal Council demonstrates how the Swiss government intends to provide the best possible environment for economic operators to create value added and jobs …

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Bundeshaus
12. November 2015

2015 wage agreements in context of CLA – Real and minimum wages increase by 0.8% and 0.7% respectively

The social partners signing the collective labour agreements (CLA) have agreed a nominal rise in real wages estimated at 0.8% for 2015, 0.3% of which is to be awarded collectively and 0.5% at individual level. Minimum wages were increased by 0.7% according to the Federal …

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Zahlungsfähigkeit
12. November 2015

Swiss Labour Force Survey and its derivative statistics in 3rd quarter 2015: labour supply – 1.1% increase in number of employed persons; unemployment rate based on ILO definition at 4.9%

According to figures from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the number of employed persons in Switzerland rose by 1.1% between the 3rd quarter 2014 and the 3rd quarter 2015. During the same period, the unemployment rate as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) increased …

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5. June 2015

Agreement between Switzerland and EU for automatic exchange of information in tax matters: signing and consultation

During its meeting today, the Federal Council initiated the consultation on the agreement with the EU regarding the automatic exchange of information in tax matters. The agreement was signed in the morning in Brussels. Switzerland and the 28 EU member states intend to collect account …

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Informationsaustausch
26. May 2015

Statistical report of the social situation in Switzerland 2015 – Single parent families and people without post-compulsory education more vulnerable

The traditional family continues to lose ground to single-person households and single parent or blended families. At the same time, the population’s educational level is rising and the educational level demanded by the labour market is increasing. Some groups of the population remain particularly exposed …

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Zahlungsfähigkeit
18. May 2015

2.8% increase in number of employed persons

Swiss Labour Force Survey and derived statistics in 1st quarter 2015: labour supply – 2.8% increase in number of employed persons; unemployment rate based on ILO definition at 4.4% According to figures from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the number of employed persons in Switzerland …

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7. May 2015

Council approves dispatches on legal basis for automatic exchange of information

Today, the Federal Council submitted the dispatch on the OECD/Council of Europe Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters and the dispatch on the required legal basis for implementing the standard for the automatic exchange of information in tax matters (AEOI) to Parliament. The …

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Informationsaustausch
19. March 2015

Switzerland and EU initial agreement on automatic exchange of information in tax matters

Today in Brussels, Switzerland and the EU initialled an agreement regarding the introduction of the global standard for the automatic exchange of information in tax matters. Switzerland and the 28 EU member states intend to collect account data from 2017 and exchange it from 2018 …

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