January Briefing: Innovation: Switzerland and the United States Top the Charts

Both countries regularly receive the highest rankings in global-innovation indices—whether for business, entrepreneurship, technology, science, or education. While the two “sister republics” share a deep political and philosophical history, Americans...

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December Briefing: Switzerland: Global Financial Center

Switzerland is world-renowned as a leading international financial center. Its long history as a major banking hub with a stable political system and great openness to trade continue to attract investors from around the world.

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November Briefing: Climate Change and the Environment in Switzerland

Between 1864 and 2010, the average temperature in Switzerland rose by about 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit). Climate-change scenarios predict at least a similar level of warming by the end of the 21st century—which would be accompanied by an...

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October Briefing: FATCA: The U.S. Tax Law that Affects the World—Even Switzerland

In 2010, following the Financial Crisis, the U.S. Congress passed the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The goal was to make it more difficult for U.S. citizens to evade taxes through so-called offshore accounts abroad. However, the new law...

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