Widespread belief in personal technology transforming lives for the better

Technology strongly impacts business innovation including starting new businesses A new global survey of Internet users conducted by Microsoft Corp. reveals distinct regional findings and differing viewpoints between the developed and developing world. However, overwhelmingly the more than 10,000 people surveyed from 10 nations said they embrace personal technology, particularly in emerging markets, and see […]

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Outlook brightens for Swiss economy in 2014

Switzerland’s economy is expected to show robust growth in 2014 with immigration responsible at least in part, say forecasters who only disagree on how great the expansion will be. Latest predictions range from an annual increase in GDP of 2.6 percent, as expected by economists at the Raiffeisen bank, to a more conservative two percent […]

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Stocks in Switzerland Advance, Extending Five-Year High

Stocks in Switzerland rose, extending the benchmark Swiss Market Index’s highest level in more than five years, as Chinese imports and exports increased more than forecast and Holcim Ltd. (HOLN) climbed after releasing earnings. Holcim, the world’s largest cement maker, added 2.2 percent, even after reporting a decline in adjusted first- quarter profit. Actelion Ltd. […]

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The federal government of Switzerland wants to keep a keen eye on immigration

The federal government of Switzerland wants to observe the impact of immigration and the development closer to study the impact it has on the society of Switzerland. The Federal Council has an interdepartmental steering group to closely watch the development regarding this. After weighing the pros and cons the federal government may decide on the […]

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Switzerland Publishes 2013 Tax Guide

The Swiss Federal Department of Finance (FDF) has recently announced publication of the new edition of the brochure entitled “The Swiss Tax System” (Le système fiscal Suisse). The brochure, which contains numerous illustrations and caricatures, is designed to present the Swiss tax system in an accessible way, providing a clear overview of the various taxes […]

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