Switzerland

Detecting and preventing financial crime – a huge challenge for Swiss banks

The global significance of the Swiss financial center has made it a focus of efforts to combat organized crime and money laundering. Banks and public authorities are finding themselves faced with a variety of challenges as a result. A new study by KPMG identifies areas where action needs to be taken.

Projet fiscal 17 – Le Conseil des Etats décide de mesures supplémentaires pour la réforme de l’imposition des entreprises

Suite à la publication du Message du Conseil fédéral concernant le Projet fiscal 17 le 21 mars 2018, le Conseil des Etats, a débattu du projet de loi le 7 juin 2018. Suivant la proposition de sa Commission de l’économie et des redevances, il a étoffé le projet avec des mesures supplémentaires.

Tax Proposal 17 – Council of States launches further measures for the corporate tax reform

After the Swiss Federal Council has published its dispatch on the Tax Proposal 17 on 21 March 2018, the legislative proposal has been discussed in the first chamber of the Parliament (Council of States) on 7 June 2018. The Council of States has approved the application of its economic commission.
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Expanding right into Europe

Innovation is the life source of Life Sciences. But strategic and meticulous planning is key to commercial success, especially when entering a new regional market.

A long way to investor protection – treatment of FinSA and FinIA in the Parliament’s summer session

On 29 May 2018, the National Council discussed the remaining differences between the two parliamentary chambers in the FinSA and FinIA legislative package. For most of the differences an agreement could be found and the National Council followed the propositions made by the Council of States.
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Dangerous solo efforts in the fight against cybercrime

Cyber attacks and their consequences have been a reality faced by Swiss businesses for some time now: A survey conducted by KPMG Switzerland shows that nearly half (42%) of the companies that have been the victims of a cyber attack suffered financial losses and dis-ruptions to their business activities as a result.
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