¿La razón? Las empresas están huyendo de lo que se percibe como un ambiente fiscal hostil en Norteamérica para refugiarse en un ambiente fiscal que le da la bienvenida a al inversión privada extranjera.
Aquí un par de citas:
"Switzerland has a stable and developed tax regime and a network of tax treaties with most countries where we operate," Transocean Chief Executive Bob Long said in a statement in October, when it announced its move. "As a result, the redomestication will improve our ability to maintain a competitive worldwide effective corporate tax rate."
Guido Jud, head of Zug's tax office, said about 1,200 companies had set up shop there in 2008 -- in line with the long-term average, though it is difficult to assess how many of those are foreign companies until they file tax returns.
Aquí la nota completa de Reuters.