Category: Switzerland

Swiss Financial Institutions Scope For New Opportunities

Investment and finance experts in Switzerland are rediscovering a market that they’ve always had right in front of them. When the global financial crisis had its breakout moment in 2008, the lucrative Swiss banking industry was forced to confront not only its operations but also its branding. After decades of catering to the ultra-rich and the secretively wealthy, Swiss bankers… Read more →

3 Ways the Brexit Vote Affects the Swiss

The political structure of Europe is vastly changing before the very eyes of many long time citizens and patrons. For the most part, the British vote to leave the European Union (Brexit) has not been good news for most of the European countries. With many downturned economic trends forecasted for the next few months, the minds of many are filled… Read more →

Comparing the Swiss Economy on a Global Scale

With Switzerland regaining their second place on the global competitive economic scale, Hong Kong continues to be the only country more competitive than this EU country. The rankings, that were first conducted in 1989, is a comprehensive report that evaluates countries across all over the world on a wide range of criteria. This report assesses 61 countries, according to criteria… Read more →

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Switzerland Tops Financial Secrecy Index for Third Consecutive Time

The Financial Secrecy Index, created by the Tax Justice Network, ranks jurisdictions according to the measured secrecy of their financial activities. It is a meant as a politically neutral ranking tool for politicians, lawmakers, and the general public alike to better understanding global financial secrecy, tax havens or secrecy jurisdictions, and illicit financial flows or capital flight. There’s an estimated $21 to $32… Read more →

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Swiss FIFA Drama

Over the past several weeks, FIFA executives have been under investigation as well as arrested in the Baur au Lac Hotel on the shores of Lake Zurich. The arrests come after extensive investigations into FIFA executives for bribery and extortion. Executives are believed to have accepted bribes as well as made illegal personal purchases in the form of vacations, cars, and… Read more →