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The OECD’s annual Revenue Statistics report found that the tax-to-GDP ratio in Switzerland decreased by 0.5 percentage points from 28.4% in 2017 to 27.9% in 2018. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was a slight increase of 0.1 percentage point from 34.2% to 34.3% over the same period.
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Key findings for Switzerland from the report "Pensions at a Glance 2019"
La Suisse affiche un PIB par habitant et des niveaux de vie qui figurent parmi les plus élevés de tous les pays de l’OCDE. Prendre des mesures maintenant pour se préparer au vieillissement rapide de la population sera essentiel pour assurer la prospérité et le bien-être des générations futures : c’est ce qui ressort d’une étude nouvellement publiée par l’OCDE.
Some people say it is already too late, they think that power is deeply entrenched, that fossil fuel owners will not bend their game and our economic system will never change. I yearn to prove them wrong.
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The tax wedge for the average single worker in Switzerland increased by 0.1 percentage points from 22.1 in 2017 to 22.2 in 2018. The OECD average tax wedge in 2018 was 36.1 (2017, 36.2).
The iconic ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau once said “For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realise that, in order to survive, he must protect it.”
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Davos, Switzerland, from 21st to 25th January 2019 to attend the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF).While in Davos, the Secretary-General will participate in several sessions and meet with several government and business leaders attending.