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More and more companies are focusing on their core competences. Logistics and transport services are increasingly outsourced to external partners. Christoph Wolleb and Carsten Leuters talk about the trend towards Fourth Party Logistics.
The EU aims to strengthen the quality of audits and to reduce market concentration. However, the recent regulation has the power to do the opposite. Philipp Hallauer talks about the new EU regulation and the impact on the audit quality.
The Suisse Romande has experienced a significant influx of multinational companies in recent years and is therefore regarded as Switzerland’s fastest-growing region economically.
An initiative filed in October 2012 demands nationwide abolishment of lump-sum taxation. Frank Lampert talks about the current situation in Switzerland.
Today's banking customers have become digital "multi-tasker". For the banks, an open and authentic digital communication can be a crucial factor for success in the market.
In the context of corporate governance, risk management is pushed higher up on a company’s internal agenda and audit firms are expanding their activities in the field of risk assurance.
University students should gain relevant practical experience while studying today. Daniel Sommer talks about the possibilities to involve students early in developing practical experience.
As part of the FT Global Commodities Summit in Geneva global industry representatives discussed the regulatory environment and about the challenges of the commodity sector. Richard Sharman gives an overview.
The inquiries from foreign investors for Swiss hotels have increased rapidly in recent years, according to statements made by tourism experts. Stefan Pfister talks about investor strategies and which sites are particularly popular.
Thomas Linder writes in „Die Volkswirtschaft“ about the importance of tax breaks for research, development and innovation (R+D+I) – especially for SMEs.
Christoph Wolleb and Carsten Leuters speak in this Handelszeitung article about network optimization and how the visualization of cash and commodity flows can help.
Vincent Thalmann and Janick Pochon speak in “Le Temps” about the importance of tax issues for the future of Swiss research.
Jürg Birri talks about the developments in the discussion around the automatic exchange of information.
Since the introduction of Swiss DRG, hospital construction and operation must be financed by the hospitals themselves and the need for investments is great. Ulrich Prien talks about potential financing methods.
Global companies increasingly organize themselves in so-called shared service centers and particularly centralize IT, finance and human resources processes.
The challenges that private banks are facing since the outbreak of the financial crisis are manifold. Even if the situation seems currently to improve, there is still much to do.
Anne van Heerden talks about his daily life as a forensic specialist and how white-collar crime can be identified and prevented.
The underfunding of pension funds can have significant consequences for people changing their job. What should the insured consider when the pension fund of their new employer is underfunded?
Patrik Kerler speaks in an interview with SRF “Schweizer Börse” about the M&A market in Switzerland. With a declining number of mergers and acquisitions, 2013 was not a particularly active year for the Swiss M&A market.
The transformation of the financial sector continues. Asset management businesses are affected in particular and they see their business models challenged.
The topics of cash and working capital have catapulted to the very top of most companies’ lists of priorities due to the current economic situation.
The typical fraudster is male, has worked in the company for over six years and acts in concert with other offenders.
The Corporate Tax Reform III will change the Swiss tax landscape significantly. Among other changes, cantonal tax privileges might become a thing of the past. Andreas Müller talks about the implications for SMEs.
Paul Rieveley speaks in his article about transparency in commodity trading and outlines the importance of establishing sector-specific policies.
In the future, new standards could oblige auditors to make their key findings in the financial statements publicly available. Philipp Hallauer’s article explains the challenges these new requirements could bring.
Switzerland has become a primary recipient of sovereign wealth fund investments since the financial crisis. In his article, Stefan Pfister explains where this interest comes from.
Yvan Mermod outlines in his article the challenges asset managers are facing as a result of the new regulations which are already in place or yet to come.
Olivier Gauderon shows what Switzerland can learn from Singapore and why choosing the right model can be decisive.
SMEs would not have access to the possible implementation of a Licence Box according to the statements of Michael Leysinger. This is being discussed in political circles as a substitute measure for mixed companies under the Corporate Tax Reform III.
According to KPMG Switzerland’s recently published Swiss Tax Report 2013, the tax burden is growing on a global and domestic level. Lorenzo Job and Olivier Schmid discuss the consequences and implications for Switzerland.
Stefan Pfister explains in an interview with Newsnet what drives foreign investors to invest in Swiss luxury hotels.
Many of the private banks standing under strong pressure, because they have insufficient equity returns, they haven’t reduced their cost sustainably and show a degraded cost-income ratio.
Pension funds are investing in real estate more than ever. Ulrich Prien draws comparisons and shows in his “Handelszeitung” article that, at the same time, the risk situation has changed over the last few decades.
Small and midsized companies often believe they are less affected by white collar crime than lager enterprises. Matthias Kiener explains why this is a misjudgment.
Ulrich Prien and André Zemp explain how the ongoing reform of the healthcare system is changing the financing of building infrastructure and is leading to an increase of private investments.
Jean-Luc Epars and Yvan Mermod explain how Switzerland’s adaptations to international standards could radically change the relationship between financial intermediaries and their clients.
In an interview with the Finanz und Wirtschaft Daniel Zuberbühler talks about the conditions for an automatic exchange of information, banking regulation and the «Weissgeldstrategie».
Whoever is waiting and hoping that the golden age of traditional private banking will come back waits in vain. However, according to Philipp Rickert, the private banks who have an uncompromising focus on the customer have good opportunities.
The revision of the law for non-punishable voluntary disclosure and simplified recapture in inheritance cases brought many benefits for tax payers. Stephan Metz looks at which conditions must be met.
The adoption of the revised Spatial Planning Law sets clear goals for the reduction of construction zones. There is no way around densifying urban centers. In an article Ulrich Prien explains the most promising concepts.
At the KPMG Health Care Event 2012, the main trends in the Swiss health care system have been put under the microscope. A recent article summarizes the main results of this event.
Daniel Zuberbühler talks in an interview with Schweizer Bank about the lack of capital and liquidity requirements, the competitive situation and the challenges of the financial market place in Switzerland.
Without any major modernization, the new accounting law includes important changes. These will have implications, in particular, for SMEs. However, for most companies, nothing much will change. Reto Eberle speaks about the changes in accounting.
SWFs manage more capital than ever. Increasingly, they are also involved in corporate mergers and acquisitions. Stefan Pfister shows in an article from the Handelszeitung why Switzerland is attractive to these investors and how they invest.
In order to survive more intense competition, hospitals need to fundamentally rethink their focus. André Zemp highlights in the Handelszeitung the momentum in the market and explains how hospitals can focus on their strengths.
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