Hot topics

OECD/Council of Europe Convention

Digitalisation of the financial sector

Paying with mobile phones, trading in virtual currencies, crowdfunding: technological developments are presenting traditional financial institutions with a major challenge; internet groups such as Google and Facebook are noticeably moving into this market.

Company taxation

Company taxation

Switzerland supports international efforts to achieve greater transparency and a level playing field with regard to the taxation of multinationals.

FATCA agreement

Automatic exchange of information

More than 100 countries, including Switzerland and all the other most important financial centres, have declared their intention to adopt the new global standard for the international automatic exchange of information financial account.

Press releases

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In the focus


Promoting financial market stability

15 September 2018 saw the tenth anniversary of the outbreak of the last financial crisis. Even though the current situation of the global economy appears to be robust, efforts to strengthen financial stability should not be neglected.


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Key figures Swiss financial centre

Edition October 2018

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