(29.06.2022) Internet-based crowdfunding set a new record in 2021. According to the Crowdfunding Monitor of the Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts (HSLU), CHF 791.8 million was raised by this means, representing an increase of 31% compared to 2020.
(29.06.2022) The economic climate for SMEs in the machine industry remains positive. In the second quarter of 2022, the SME-MEM index of Swissmechanic and the economic research institute BAK stood at 25, although this was a more modest figure than in the first quarter (34).
Content is available in German, French and Italian (22.06.2022) Der Bundesrat will den Standort Schweiz für Start-ups weiter stärken. Er hat am 22. Juni 2022 einen Richtungsentscheid zugunsten eines branchenneutralen Schweizer Innovationsfonds getroffen.
(22.06.2022) Morale among small and medium-sized companies is high. Raiffeisen Bank's PMI-SME index, which surveys nearly 200 purchasing managers in Switzerland, remained at 59.1 in May, the same level as the previous month.
(22.06.2022) The hotel sector experienced a sharp rebound during the winter of 2021/2022. According to the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the industry recorded 14.6 million overnight stays. This represents a 54% increase in demand in all tourist regions compared with the previous year.
(15.06.2022) Bankruptcies continue to rise. Between January and April 2022, there were 1,448 bankruptcies, an increase of 15% compared to the same period in 2021, according to consultancy firm Dun & Bradstreet. Business start-ups are also becoming more cautious.
(08.06.2022) At the start of the year, all signs were on the up for Swiss industry. Production in the first quarter of 2022 rose by 7.9% year-on-year, according to figures from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
(08.06.2022) People aged 55 to 64 in Switzerland are more active in the workforce than they were ten years ago. From 2011 to 2021, the Swiss Labour Force Survey (SLFS) showed a 5.9 point increase to 75.8% in the activity rate for this age group.
(01.06.2022) For the younger generation, the most important aspect of a job search is the company atmosphere. According to a study in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria by the consulting firm EY, more than 60% of 18-40-year-olds in these countries are concerned about this.
(01.06.2022) Rising prices due to the global economic situation are putting a strain on the Swiss budget. A study by the accounting and consulting firm PwC reveals that inflation is a source of concern for the majority of the country's consumers (59%).
(10.05.2022) The National eGovernment Study published on May 10, 2022, has confirmed that the demand for eGovernment services remains high. The cross-sectional survey of the general public, businesses, and the administration shows that demand for e-services exceeds supply.