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OECD/Council of Europe Convention


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


As a member of the OECD, it actively participated in the base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project.

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


Protection of Swiss stock exchange

The European Commission granted Switzerland stock market equivalence for only one year in December 2017. The Federal Council has repeatedly stressed that Switzerland meets all the conditions for the EU to recognise the equivalence of Swiss stock exchange regulation for an unlimited period.

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