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Financial market policy

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Future-oriented financial market policy

The Federal Council has adopted a report with which it lays the foundations for a future-oriented financial market policy. The competitiveness of the Swiss financial centre is to be enhanced with five thrusts.

Swiss foreign trade

Communiqué Commerce extérieur

Swiss foreign trade: Growth trend continues

Exports grew by 8.1% between July and September 2016. Exports to the United States, Japan and Germany reached record levels.

Border protection


Stronger border protection

The Federal Council has initiated the consultation on the adoption and implementation of the European Border and Coast Guard Regulation. More extensive European external border protection should thereby be ensured.

Corporate tax reform III


Third series of corporate tax reforms (CTR III)

The third series of corporate tax reforms should put an end to the different taxation of domestic and foreign company profits by the cantons. Parliament approved the bill on 17 June 2016 with some changes.


IMF and World Bank

Press release IMF

Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank

The official IMF statement by Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer from the 2016 joint Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C.

Head of the FDF

Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer

Ueli Maurer

Ueli Maurer was elected to the Federal Council in 2008. He has been Head of the FDF since January 2016.

FDF press releases

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