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Foreign work assignments as financial risks

Secondments abroad contain financial risks for the home company. A secondment does not exclusively impact the employee and his administrative situation - the activity of the employee has also a direct impact on the taxes and social security of the home company.
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CEOs facing major challenges – in Switzerland and around the world

A global KPMG survey of over 1,200 CEOs reveals the importance of transforming business models and the battle for satisfied customers.In Switzerland, these findings are even more relevant in light of the strong franc, negative interest rates in real terms and unresolved issues surrounding the country’s bilateral relations with the EU.
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Corporate Tax Reform III – a great chance for Switzerland

The dispatch of the CTR III represents the next step in one of Switzerland’s most important legislative projects of the next few years. The measures proposed go in the right direction, but shall be further amended to sustainably secure the competitiveness of Switzerland. KPMG held a webcast explaining the proposed measures and their implications.
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Corporate Tax Reform III ready for parliamentary deliberation

Today, the Federal Council adopted the dispatch on the Corporate Tax Reform Act III. The reform aims to strengthen Switzerland as a business location, focusing on innovation, value creation and jobs. The proposed measures are compatible with the current international standards and will increase legal and planning certainty for companies.
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Confidence and economic growth in India

On 28 February 2015, the new Government of India, represented by the Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley, announced its first full year budget 2015. While there does not seem to be any major changes on the direct tax front, the focus of the budget is to provide confidence in the tax system and to inspire economic growth.
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8 risk indicators in commodity trading companies

Increased competition, the growing sophistication of customers and investors have forced many organizations to introduce more complex trading products and strategies. With this increase in complexity comes an increase in the associated risks. We have identified eight red flags that could indicate increased risks for stakeholders of commodity trading companies.
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