Town in Switzerland accepts tax payments in bitcoin

Switzerland ramped up its bid to become a global hub for financial technology (fintech) and cryptocurrency start-ups with the decision by a town on the Italian border to accept ... Read More
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A Former Credit Suisse Banker Has Pleaded Guilty in an U.S. Offshore Tax Case

A former Credit Suisse Group AG banker from Switzerland pleaded guilty on Wednesday to participating in a wide-ranging scheme to help Americans hide millions of dollars in offshore accounts ... Read More

Switzerland launched a new tax reform proposal

The steering body comprised of members from the Confederation and the cantons has completed a first round of hearings on tax proposal 17 with political parties, cities, communes, churches ... Read More

Swiss canton to launch its own cryptocurrency

Ticino, the southernmost canton of Switzerland, is planning to issue its own local digital currency for everyday use. Its circulation may be confined to Ticino territory. The future cryptocurrency ... Read More
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Switzerland to vote on corporate tax unification

Swiss voters will vote next week on whether to reform corporate tax and remove the reduced tax rates that Switzerland currently grants to multinational firms Voters will be asked ... Read More

Switzerland initiates consultation on new Fintech regulations

During its meeting on 1 February 2017, the Federal Council initiated the consultation on amendments to the Banking Act and Banking Ordinance in the fintech area. The revision should ... Read More

Solactive launches Solactive Swiss Family Owned

Solactive is announcing the release of the Solactive Swiss Family Owned Companies Index, an index tracking the price movements of publicly traded family-owned companies that are domiciled and listed ... Read More

SIX Swiss Exchange has appointed a new Chairman

The Board of Directors of SIX has appointed Romeo Lacher its new Chairman with immediate effect. Romeo Lacher has been chairing the Board of SIX on an interim basis ... Read More

Strong franc, negative interest rates expected to stay

The Swiss economy will continue to be plagued by an over-valued franc and negative interest rates for the whole of next year, according predictions released by Credit Suisse bank ... Read More

Switzerland moves to end banking secrecy

Today, the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) initiated the consultation on introducing the automatic exchange of information (AEOI) in tax matters with a series of other countries. The AEOI ... Read More
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