Switzerland Business, Taxation and Offshore Information
There is nowhere quite like Switzerland. Despite calling itself 'the most European country', it has remained somewhat aloof from European concerns for centuries. In some of its regular referendums, Switzerland has persistently declined EU membership – most recently in 2001. However, two sets of 'bilateral agreements' with the EU are gradually bringing Switzerland into the EU in all but name.
In the third quarter of 2017, Switzerland had an annual GDP growth rate of 1.2% – growth has been steady but not overly impressive and there have been occasional dips. After two years of price decreases, inflation has become positive again and stood at 0.8% in November 2017. More »