Category Archive: 3.) Investec

Investec Rugby Academy | Cindy Poluta

Cindy Poluta speaks on how the Investec International Rugby Academy helps young players and coaches #MakeOpportunities https://invest.ec/2KR2NH2

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Switzerland’s young socialists restart the debate on first class train seats

Recently, members of the young socialists raised the debate of the social inequalities associated with two ticket classes again while on trains travelling between Fribourg and Bern. They complain that at periods of peak demand second class carriages are overflowing, while first class ones often have space and spare seats.

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Economiesuisse warns of economic dangers of vote against foreign judges

The business and industry association Economiesuisse says the up-coming vote on 25 November 2018 on self-determination puts the Swiss economy at risk. The Swiss People’s Party led initiative entitled: Federal law instead of foreign judges, aims to cement the primacy of Swiss law over international law by adding a clause to Switzerland’s constitution.

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Geneva set to vote on maintaining public spending in the face of company tax reform

An initiative entitled: zero losses, was filed this week in Geneva. It aims to ring fence current public spending in the face of future company tax reform. The initiative gathered 9,147 signatures, more than the 7,840 required.

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Switzerland’s special tax deals less attractive from 2021

Foreigners who don’t work in Switzerland can benefit from special tax deals known as lump sum taxation, or for fait fiscal in French. Instead of paying tax on their worldwide income and assets their tax is calculated based on their living expenses. When someone becomes Swiss they automatically lose eligibility.

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Majority favours later retirement for women, according to survey

In Switzerland, the official retirement age for women is 64, a year earlier than it is for men. A poll by gfs.bern shows that around two thirds are in favour of raising the retirement age of women to 65. Only 16% are against the idea, with a further 18% somewhat against it. Men (78%) are more in favour of the change than women (54%), according to the newspaper 20 Minutes.

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Alex Danson: ‘women’s hockey is unrecognisable’ | Investec Hockey

Alex Danson made her debut at 16 – she discusses the advances since then with Clare Balding. https://invest.ec/2NJB11n

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GB Hockey: winning after winning | Investec Hockey

What separates the good players from the great players, who stay motivated after success? https://invest.ec/2NJB11n

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‘It was our vision to create the future’ | Investec Hockey

Alex Danson and Clare Balding explore the values that turn great players into a great team. https://invest.ec/2NJB11n

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Maddie Hinch on the preparation it takes to win.

The hero of team GB’s Olympic penalty shoot-out knows how important preparation is to succeeding at the highest level. Maddie Hinch shares her insights, and what drives her to be the best. #TogetherAsOne https://invest.ec/2uMfIUQ

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Alex Danson: Inspiring the future

England captain Alex Danson is determined to drive success for the next generation #TogetherAsOne https://invest.ec/2zSw5ov

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Anna Toman: forging relationships in GB’s squad of champions.

Joining a squad of Olympic champions is inspiring for a new team member. Anna Toman talks about the importance of those relationships with her teammates, and how they prepare to win. #TogetherAsOne https://invest.ec/2L9kyX8

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The large tax differences between Swiss cantons

In Switzerland, tax is largely determined by the canton of residence. The range of tax rates is wide. In 2017, a single person earning CHF 100,000 paid only CHF 7,592 in the canton of Zug but CHF 19,233 in the canton of Neuchâtel, more than 2.5 times as much. Someone married with children earning the same amount paid CHF 920 in Zug and CHF 9,249 in Neuchâtel, more than 10 times as much.

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EU migration into Switzerland down significantly in 2017

Net migration into Switzerland from the EU was down by 11% last year, according to the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). In 2017, a net 31,250 people from the EU and EFTA moved to Switzerland. And, with a 4% decline in the number arriving over the five months to May 2018, the fall looks set to continue.

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TV Recording could be under threat in Switzerland

With TV recording there’s no need to miss programmes just because they’re on at the wrong time. And, when it’s time to watch them, it’s easy to fast forward through the adverts, something that can’t be done when watching live. In Switzerland, television recording is offered by big distributers, such as Swisscom, Sunrise and UPC. Broadcasters don’t provide it.

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Investec International Rugby Academy

The Investec International Rugby Academy is a world-class academy developing South African rugby talent. This is accomplished through an academy which capitalises on the need for high-performance playing and coaching rugby in South Africa, which enables players to #MakeOpportunities through a curriculum recognised throughout the international rugby world. Find out more: https://invest.ec/2KR2NH2

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Investec Rugby | It’s not just about the corner try 60″

As sponsors of the Investec Super Rugby tournament played out of New Zealand, we admire all the Out of the Ordinary moments. As a bank, we look for these moments to make more opportunities for you. Good players take opportunities, great players make them. #MakeOpportunities

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Investec Rugby | it’s not just about The Dummy 30″

As sponsors of the Investec Super Rugby tournament played out of New Zealand, we admire all the Out of the Ordinary moments. As a bank, we look for these moments to make more opportunities for you. Good players take opportunities, great players make them. #MakeOpportunities

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Investec Rugby | It’s not just about The Dummy 60″

As sponsors of the Investec Super Rugby tournament played out of New Zealand, we admire all the Out of the Ordinary moments. As a bank and asset manager, we look for these moments to make more opportunities for you. Good players take opportunities, great players make them. #MakeOpportunities https://www.investec.com/rugby

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Swiss VAT might rise to fund lower company tax rates

Historically, Switzerland has offered certain foreign companies special preferential tax deals in order to attract them. In response to international pressure, the current system is to be phased out replacing preferential tax rates with lower universal ones in the hope that these companies will stay.

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