As revealed in KPMG’s Swiss Tax Report 2017, no noteworthy shifts in tax rates were discernible for the past year as a whole. Following some minor cuts in 2016, indications this year are pointing to yet another unmistakable trend toward stagnating regular corporate tax rates. The circumstances regarding individual tax rates are similar.
Flight or Fight? Private banks are being faced with a tough decision: whether they prefer to adjust their business and operating models to the new realities or to exit the market. For sure, the recent news of a private bank's insolvency is still considered a rather extraordinary event.
Regulatory bodies all over the world continue to address issues that became apparent in the financial crisis. The beginning of the New Year is a good point in time to take stock of the regulations that has entered into force on 1 January 2015, and of regulations in discussion during 2015.