597 bankrupt Zurich companies from January to October 2019: This is an increase of three percent compared to the previous year. In Ticino and central Switzerland, the number of bankruptcies remained unchanged and in all other major regions of Switzerland, this number even declined significantly. The decline was greatest in Espace Mittelland (-12%) and in northwestern Switzerland (-11%), followed by eastern Switzerland (-7%) and southwestern Switzerland (-5%). A total of 3,838 companies had to open insolvency proceedings, which represents a decrease of five percent compared to the previous year. Meanwhile, the start-ups increased. Across Switzerland, founders had 36,587 new companies entered in the commercial register. This is an increase of three percent.
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Bankruptcies and foundations as of October 2019 (in German)