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While Switzerland has weathered the global crisis better than other OECD economies, challenges remain for monetary and fiscal policies, as well as financial market regulation.
OECD-Studie The High Cost of Low Educational Performance: für viele Regierungen hat gute Bildung erklärtermaßen Priorität, dennoch fällt das Thema häufig von der politischen Agenda. Ein Grund dafür ist, dass Investitionen in Bildung sich nur langfristig auszahlen und die positiven Effekte deshalb häufig unterschätzt werden.
The comparatively large magnitude of the losses of the two largest banks of Switzerland in relation to capital has underscored the systemic risks to the economy posed by the institutions’ size relative to Swiss GDP and their extensive cross-border and cross-currency activities.
The Swiss National Bank took decisive action to support financial market stability and dampen the recession. In the current situation, the main challenge facing the SNB concerns the exit strategy.
Renting accommodation in Switzerland is considerably more expensive than in other high income OECD countries.
The Swiss education system performs well in many important dimensions. Remaining challenges include raising education outcomes of children with modest socio-economic background. Removing barriers to higher tertiary attainment could also help raise productivity.
Economic forecasts for GDP, unemployment, inflation and fiscal balance
OECD-Vergleichsstudie zur Arbeitsmarktintegration: Nachkommen von Einwanderern haben in Deutschland und Österreich deutlich schlechtere Chancen auf dem Arbeitsmarkt als junge Menschen mit zumindest einem im Inland geborenen Elternteil. Dies gilt auch, wenn sie das gleiche Bildungsniveau erreichen. In der Schweiz gelingt die Arbeitsmarktintegration der sogenannten „zweiten Generation“ dagegen vergleichsweise gut.
Switzerland has signed a protocol to its tax treaty with the United States that incorporates the internationally agreed tax information standard.
This is the 11th agreement for the exchange of information in tax matters signed by Switzerland that meets the OECD standard. The agreement with the United States continues the trend of agreements signed by Switzerland with its major economic partners. Of its 11 agreements, 10 are with OECD
Governments should invest more money on children in the first six years of their lives to reduce social inequality and help all children, especially the most vulnerable, have happier lives, according to the OECD’s first ever report on child well-being in its 30 member countries.