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The positive trend in bankruptcies in recent months continues. From January to May 2019, over 2,042 companies had to open insolvency proceedings. This corresponds to a decrease of three percent compared to the same period last year. However, this good news only applies to German-speaking Switzerland. In Ticino the number of bankruptcies rose by a full ten percent and in southwestern Switzerland by nine percent. The number of start-ups increased by five percent. According to Bisnode D&B's analysis, entrepreneurs in Switzerland had a total of 19,107 new companies entered in the commercial register in the first five months of the current year. Here, Ticino stands out once again with a decrease of one percent. In Central Switzerland, too, the number of new companies was down by as much as three percent. In the other regions, the number of start-ups rose, particularly strongly in Espace Mittelland with an increase of twelve percent and in Eastern Switzerland with ten percent.