21. February 2018

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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18. February 2018

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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Saudi Arabien - Web
18. February 2018

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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Geld Waerhung
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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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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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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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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