Switzerland sees first deficit in ten years

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Series Details 11.02.15
Publication Date 11/02/2015
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Switzerland recorded its first budget deficit in a decade, following lower than expected tax revenues. The government announced a CHF124 million ($134 million) deficit for 2014, after initially forecasting a surplus of CHF121 million.

Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf said the shortfall in the federal accounts was notably as a result of a lower income tax take from businesses and citizens.

Source Link http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/switzerland-sees-first-deficit-in-nine-years/41267938
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