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SIF-Newsletter 3-2018

Promoting financial market stability

15 September 2018 saw the tenth anniversary of the outbreak of the last financial crisis. Even though the current situation of the global economy appears to be robust, efforts to strengthen financial stability should not be neglected.

TP17 / AHV financing

Press release

TP17 becomes TRAF (Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing)

On 7 June 2018, the Council of States included CHF 2 billion for the AHV in tax proposal 17 (TP17) as form of socio-political compensation. Consequently, the proposal is now known as the Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing (TRAF). The proposal will now be considered by the National Council.


big data

Digitisation is increasingly shaping today's society

The Federal Department of Finance (FDF) is reviewing the prerequisites for expanding powers and implementing digitisation at federal level. The FDF is already active in the area of digitisation.

Head of the FDF

Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer

Ueli Maurer, Vice President of the Federal Council 2018

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

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