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The latest ‘KPMG Forensic Fraud Barometer’ reveals that Swiss courts processed 91 cases of white-collar crime last year, a record number.
2015 was a troubled yet, based on the number of transactions concluded, modest year for M&A in Switzerland.
A survey of over 80 Swiss companies from various sectors has revealed that more than one-third see Switzerland as a worse place to do business than this time last year.
In a market characterized by enormous uncertainty and digital transformation, KPMG has achieved record highs in all of its functions and boosted its market share even further.
As a joint survey conducted by KPMG and the University of St. Gallen revealed, two thirds of the companies have not yet formulated a clear, fundamental tax strategy.
A new KPMG study reveals that most companies in Switzerland, too, use big data analyses for their business activities.
In an intercantonal comparison of the taxation of individuals and legal entities, the Canton of Bern is still one of the nation's lowest-ranked cantons. The canton is currently struggling with the upcoming Corporate Tax Reform.
The M&A business is showing no noticeable signs of a pick-up in the third quarter, either. At 56 deals, the number of transactions with Swiss involvement has settled at a lower number than in the previous year.
Sentiment on the Swiss real estate investment market is moderately optimistic once again after two cautious years. That is only one of the many findings of KPMG Switzerland's annual “Swiss Real Estate Sentiment Index”.
Zurich Tax Monitor 2015: The Canton of Zurich is trailing behind the other cantons in terms of corporate taxation and the taxation of very high-income individuals.
KPMG has entered into an exclusive partnership with online platform Matchi.biz, strengthening its offering of advisory services for financial institutions.
KPMG is expanding this service line and has put Arjan De Draaijer in charge.
KPMG has appointed Claudio Boller as Office Head Basel with effect from 1 October 2015.
As the study «Clarity on Performance of Swiss Private Banks – The widening gap» shows, the pressure on smaller banks in particular continued to increase this year.
A survey of large companies and SMEs clearly shows that introducing tax incentives for R&D would strongly encourage companies to keep their existing R&D activities in Switzerland.
Real estate represents an attractive investment option for pension plans in today’s low-interest-rate environment.
Swiss companies were involved in a total of 130 M&A deals during the first half of 2015.
Companies around the world are faced with the challenge of keeping pace with ever-accelerating advances in digital technology. The latest Harvey Nash CIO Survey conducted in cooperation with KPMG revealed these and more insights.
KPMG is strengthening its market presence in Bern and will open a new client office in the heart of the country’s capital on 1 June.
Swiss businesses are ill prepared for cyberattacks and much too reactive in their approach.
This year’s Swiss M&A Awards go to Geberit, Helvetia and Novartis.
Now more so than ever, companies are required to provide their employees and investors with information on their sustainability practices and corporate culture.
New cross-border provisions and tax demands from abroad have been placing increasing pressure on Swiss private banks over the past few years.
After a strong 2014, Switzerland’s M&A market has been more restrained during the first quarter of 2015. With only 65 deals, there were far fewer transactions taking place (-38%). The overall volume was also down, at 21 billion US dollars (USD) (-18%).
The latest edition of KPMG’s “Clarity on Swiss Taxes 2015” compares corporate and income tax rates in 130 countries and all 26 Swiss cantons.
KPMG is holding its seventh annual “KPMG Knowledge Quiz”. This is Switzerland’s largest knowledge quiz for university students and involves several rounds of questions, first online and then live during the final round.
Last year saw a sharp increase in the number of cases of white-collar crime in Switzerland. At CHF 537.2 million, however, the total losses sustained were down compared to the previous year.
With an impressive number of large, strategically driven deals, 2014 was an extremely active M&A year both in Switzerland and globally.
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