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Global Economics

Fiscall Cliff and Other News

Instead of focusing this Healy Highlight on a specific jurisdiction we have had a search around the internet for some interesting articles concerning company law and tax (everyone’s favourite). Due Diligence for the Swiss (tax-news.com) Switzerland’s Federal Council is proposing to increase the due diligence requirements for clients of...
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Markets and Finance

Expanding UK zombie company colony threatens to choke economic recovery and return to growth.

The rise of “zombie companies” is, to some extent, a consequence of the UK’s current record low interest rates. A zombie company is one that can generate enough finance to service its debt to satisfy bank loans and survive, yet not enough to invest; zombie households are on interest-only...
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Business and Investing Strategy

America slips as Europe hold top rank in competitiveness survey

The US, while maintaining its status as the world’s largest economy and as a worldwide innovation powerhouse, slipped further in the Global Competitiveness Report for the fourth consecutive year. The 2012 survey, published by the World Economic Forum, ranks the competitiveness of 144 countries based on over 100 key...
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Uncategorized

Austerity Measures to roll on in Greece and other news

The Eurozone debt crisis continues to dominate the news. Greece, after much deliberation, finally approved a controversial package of austerity measures fulfilling their requirements of their bailout deal. However European officials and the markets remain far from convinced. European officials are calling for the Greek government to do more...
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