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Swiss family businesses focusing on innovation and recruitment

The latest issue of the European Family Business Barometer, a joint annual publication by European Family Businesses and KPMG, reveals a promising development for family businesses in Switzerland: Half of the survey’s respondents felt either positive or very positive about the next twelve months.
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Swiss immigration – beware of new language requirements!

Effective 1 January 2019 the revised Swiss Federal Act on Foreign Nationals and Integration (FNIA) was enacted. One of the most remarkable changes is the new language requirement for work and residence permits.
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Basel-Stadt votes yes to tax reform and remains tax-attractive

On 10 February 2019, the Basel-Stadt electorate voted by a large majority of 78.8% to adopt the "Basel compromise on tax proposal 17". The canton is proactively implementing the harmonization provisions of the Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing (TRAF).
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Has the Swiss real estate investment market hit the golden mean?

Real estate investors and appraisers expect the Swiss real estate investment market to remain stable overall. This is one of the insights gleaned from this year’s Swiss Real Estate Sentiment Index (sresi) survey by KPMG Switzerland.
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Le Parlement suisse adopte la réforme fiscale

Le 28 septembre 2018, le Parlement suisse a adopté la «Loi fédérale relative à la réforme fiscale et au financement de l’AVS (RFFA)». Le Parlement a complété le Projet fiscal 17 proposé par le Conseil fédéral avec une mesure de compensation sociale concernant le financement de l’AVS.

Bull markets help Switzerland’s private banks to recover

Switzerland’s private banks are emerging from a dark period in their history. The weight of regulatory change over the past ten years has proved too big a burden for some. And structural change in the industry has caused others to go out of business or be absorbed by competitors.